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How to Handle the Workplace Nag (How-to)

Hope received an early morning text from her colleague, Von.* “Please don’t forget to (insert task here) sometime early this week.” Sigh. She’d already put a note on her desk as a reminder to do the task when she got to work.  He’d already talked with her on the weekend about the task. He’d already texted …

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How to Keep Your Desk Surface Productive for YOU (How-to)

My desk could be considered cluttered. That may surprise you, given that I write about ways to de-stress and be more productive as a professional. But having some clutter doesn’t necessarily translate to being inefficient. Stop and take a look at your desk surface right now. What’s on it? Mine has several inspiring items, a …

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Five Things a Real Professional Should Not Say (3 minute read)

We’ve all let out the snippy retort or the thoughtless response to an email. But a true professional will be conscientious about how he/she responds to others at work, knowing that good relationships are the foundation of professional effectiveness. The following examples are based on real-life dialogues I’ve experienced or heard about. “You obviously missed …

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“As an Executive, I Don’t Have Time for This” (Microlearning Exercise)

“Please communicate with my (support staff) because as an executive I don’t have time for this.” Yikes. That was the essence of an email received from a busy executive. How does it strike you?   One phrase or sentence can give an impression to others that you may later regret. (I don’t know if this …

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Freedom Week – (Highlights)

In the United States, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th. It’s also prime time for summer festivities and a more relaxed attitude. So this week, instead of a formal post, we’ll have a “Freedom Week.” Here are some past posts that you might have missed, all with the idea of giving you freedom …

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