Kicking Cabin Fever in the Workplace

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The entire nation has been wrapped up in – or buried under – this winter’s infamous polar vortex since the season began. And as recently as this month, the icy meteorological clutch refuses to let up. It’s been too cold to stay outside for long, too gloomy to be motivated, and too snowy to go… Read more »

How to Break the Ice with Your New Boss

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“Rapport is the ability to enter someone else’s world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.” So says motivational speaker Tony Robbins as he describes rapport. It’s a skill anyone can learn – and perhaps at no time is it more important than when you’re building a… Read more »

Surviving the Workday as a Middle Manager

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Middle managers are crucial to the success of a company. But “managing in the middle” can be challenging, especially as the workplace changes, mid-level managers take on additional authority, and organizational charts become flatter. What does it take to add value on a day-to-day basis? Mediate and Communicate Walk a mile in the other person’s… Read more »

Eco-Friendly Office Practices

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When it comes to protecting our environment, little things really do mean a lot. In 2008, minor changes in energy usage by Americans saved $19 billion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in an amount equivalent to that generated by 29 million automobiles. Just think of the potential if you can get your office to “go… Read more »