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7 Keys to Giving Constructive Criticism

February 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Regardless of how constructive criticism of another person is meant to be, most people, when criticized in any way, are put on the defensive the second they feel as though they have done something wrong. Combine this natural defensiveness with the constructive criticism being given in the context of one’s work, […]

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Tags: Office Politcs

How are You Handling Your Co-Workers?

November 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Many different personality types can be thrown together in one office or in one job setting. Because of this, you may find yourself experiencing some difficulties handling your co-workers. However, there are some strategies you can use when you find yourself in a situation with a co-worker where you are unsure […]

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Tags: My Dumb Office · Office Politcs · WorkLife

What Makes an Effective Leader In The Workplace?

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The extent of growth and success of an organization depends on effective leadership of the managers or other key employees. Leadership is not just managing things. It is actually doing right things at the right time in a right way. Being a good manager is, therefore, different from being a good […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

What to Do When You Have a Difficult Boss

July 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Do you feel like your boss is the “boss from hell?” Are you having a hard time dealing with your boss? If this is the case, what should you do? How do you deal with a difficult boss? First, take a step back. Make an honest assessment of the situation. Has […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

Job Hunting Tips: Ideas For Undercover, Stealth Job Searching!

May 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you get caught conducting a job search while still working, many employers will conclude you lack loyalty and are no longer interested in the job and may terminate you on the spot. On the other hand your job search may be unsuccessful, you’ve tested the waters and there is nothing […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Applications · Job Search · Office Politcs

What Is Flex Time and How Should You Ask For It?

March 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The world is moving faster than ever. In fact, it often seems like everything about our lives is changing – sometimes on a daily basis. From online shopping to cellular phones that access the internet, technology has often driven the changes we see. Our work place is no different. Once it […]

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Tags: Office Politcs · WorkLife

How Much Notice Should You Give When Leaving a Job?

March 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Almost everyone is faced with the prospect of leaving their job at some point. Whether you have decided to move, change fields, accepted a better offer, or just wanted to quit, the very idea of offering your ‘two weeks’ notice’ can drive fear into the most forthright employee. Even worse, many […]

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Tags: Office Politcs · WorkLife

Top Ten Lazy E-Mail Habits

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We’re all busy. We all have overflowing in boxes. But lazy e-mail habits could lead to misunderstanding, frustration, non-action, wasted effort, wasted time, damaged relationships and ruined reputations. Are you guilty of any of these lazy habits? If so, it’s time to take action now, before it’s too late. 1. Using […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Email/Spam Hacks · Office Politcs

Learning to Love the Job You Hate

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Do you hate your job? Are you sick of the mind-numbing 9-5? Do you wish that you were able to follow your dreams and to make a living doing something you really enjoy? If you answered ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions then it would appear that you are […]

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Tags: Working Hard · WorkLife

Lessons on Life Success From Seinfeld

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Remember the show Seinfeld? In one episode, George, currently unemployed and living with his parents, decides to do the opposite of whatever he’s thinking. As a result, he gets a beautiful girlfriend and his dream job with the Yankees. If you’re thinking of strategies to jumpstart your career or job search, […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Getting Ahead · WorkLife