Wouldn’t it be awesome if the only feedback we got from our co-workers and bosses was glowing? Unfortunately, for most of us, feedback is a pretty equal mix of positive and negative. With the good also comes the “Here’s what I’d like to see you improve upon…”
04 Sep 2015, business.mega.mu
Think about it: How many times do you apologize for something small in the workplace?
04 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu
For each of the eager beavers out there who seize upon any opportunity to remind the higher-ups of their existence, there are handfuls of fearful employees doing whatever they can to avoid unwanted attention or judgement from management.
02 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu
You get a rude email from a co-worker.
24 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Managers love to extol the virtues of a team mentality. I can’t count how many schlocky motivational posters I’ve seen emblazoned on middle management walls (or fabric-covered cubicle dividers, as the case may be) over the years, all claiming that teamwork is pretty much the solution to everything.
23 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
No matter how much you love your job, stress at work is inevitable. But how you handle yourself under pressure or in a bad situation speaks volumes about your promotability and leadership potential.
22 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
We all know what “stress” feels like. When your boss tells you, “See me in my office,” your body heats up, your heart starts racing, and your stomach begins to churn. These are just a few of the body’s many possible responses to what we typically call stress, and what scientists call the body’s “fight or flight” response.
21 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Your venue falls through 72 hours before your biggest event of the year. You offended someone important. Your department’s funding has just been cut—significantly.
16 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Are some people driving you crazy and blocking your path to success? Try these six tips to remove them as obstacles.
13 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Sure, you love your job. After all, you wouldn't be doing it if you didn't. But after years of email upon email and never-ending phone conferences, even the best of us can face burnout.
11 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Increasingly, employers are phone screening job candidates before inviting them for an on-site interview.
10 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Plenty of people avoid conflict at work because they don’t want to rock the boat or they want to be seen as nice and easygoing.
13 Feb 2014, business.mega.mu
Even if you have the best job on the planet, there will be days when you just can’t bear to get out of bed to go to work. Fortunately, those days are probably few and far between, and a few recitations of “Tomorrow will be better,” is all you’ll need to get yourself to the office.
11 Feb 2014, business.mega.mu
Learning how to say no is one of the most useful skills you can develop, especially when it comes to living a more productive and healthy life.
13 Dec 2013, business.mega.mu
Ever wonder why some of your best ideas seem to come out of the blue (while you're in the shower, for example)? Creativity, while seemingly a very vague activity, is actually a distinct process triggered by a few key factors.
08 Dec 2013, business.mega.mu
Are you sick of hearing older co-workers say, “You remind me so much of my son?”
05 Dec 2013, business.mega.mu
Information is knowledge, and knowledge is power. If you want someone to rally to your cause, support your position, or put you in a position of authority, you need to be able to back up your positions and sway others from theirs.
04 Dec 2013, business.mega.mu
For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more.
02 Dec 2013, business.mega.mu
When other people use these words to describe your talents, it's OK. When you do it, you just sound like a pompous jerk.
23 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu
Life is full of awkward moments. We meet people who share intimate details about their personal lives after shaking our hands, those who barely have the capacity to talk, and find ourselves in delicate situations with our friends and family.
23 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu