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6 signs your boss is taking advantage of you

Here, experts give the tell-tale signs your boss is taking advantage of you — and more importantly, what to do about it.

Office Life

How to boost trust with your boss – whether you’re new or in the doghouse

You can use specific methods to make people trust you again at work, but what happens when you're at a new job or have fallen out of favor with your manager, specifically? Here's how to get into their good graces.

Office Life

What to do when you’re not winning in the trust department at work

The looming feeling that people in your office don't think they can rely on you can be a rough spot to be in. Here's how to win trust at work — whether it's from your coworkers, your direct reports or your own boss.

The Whole Human

This is what your pre-bed routine reveals about your work personality

Whatever small action you take before bed can say a lot about your personality type.

Office Life

4 ways to make sure people you meet while networking don’t fade from your memory

You don't have to go to a zillion networking events to have trouble remembering the names of new people you've met. Here's how to keep the names of fresh connections alive in your memory.

Office Life

3 ways to move forward when you get caught gossiping about a colleague

Getting caught gossiping about a coworker in a conference room, in the hallway or outside your office can make for a pretty sticky situation. Here's how to move forward when you've badmouthed someone at work and they know about it.

Career Advice

Is accepting a big promotion always a good thing?

Promotions are usually a sign that something's going right for you at work, but they aren't for the faint of heart — the impact a promotion can have on your life should be taken very seriously. Here's how to tell if one is right for you.

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Microsoft’s CEO on the power of being a ‘learn-it-all’

“The person who has less, but is a learn-it-all, will ultimately [become] better.”

Office Life

How to deal with a crying coworker or employee

How do you let a coworker who is crying at work know they aren’t being ignored without encroaching on their personal space? Here are a few tips to consider, depending on the situation.

The Whole Human

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

But what makes them work? What makes them fail? What’s the essential building block of a relationship? Why do some spark and others fade? You might have a theory or two but I don’t think we know what really keeps love, friendship, and family going.

Office Life

How to deal with that bossy coworker who acts like your supervisor

Know-it-all coworkers are one thing, but ones who act like they're your actual manager are a completely different beast. Here's how to keep them from controlling your workday.

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Survey: These are the biggest distractions in the workplace

While open office spaces can have perils all their own, you don't necessarily have to work in one to get distracted at work.

Work Fashion

4 wardrobe essentials for nailing that interview

Preparing for an interview can cause a lot of unwanted stress and anxiety. But the more you prepare for an interview, the better off you are — and that includes what you plan to wear to it!

Office Life

Why being the backup person at work isn’t such a bad idea after all

There is something to be said for not being the top dog at work. Here are some reasons to celebrate being the backup.

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What do you do when your boss, supervisor or work wife gets fired?

What happens if the person you spend most of your days with and confide in at work ends up getting the ax? Here are some tips to help get you through the loss of your boss, work wife or supervisor.

Advice

10 female executives on how you can empower younger employees

As a woman, to not only rise to a leadership position but to exceed in influencing younger generations of trailblazers, it’s important to approach the workplace and your career through the lens of female powerhouses who have already carved their own paths.

Office Life

Telltale signs your coworkers despise you

Sometimes, it's abundantly clear that a coworker doesn't like you. But if you're having trouble deciphering the potential signs, here's a guide.

Advice

8 tips for when you fear age bias in the workplace

Organizations send older people they have stereotyped subliminal messages of disapproval that lower their confidence and depletes their self-esteem, creating doubt in their worth. Don't let age bias become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Advice

When to be a lone wolf or choose to work with the herd

We’ve all heard the career tropes about there being no “I” in team and similar. So how do you know when to stick with the rest or when it’s best to strike out on your own?

Advice

How this senior tech exec stopped manning up and just started leading

She had to give herself permission to be her authentic self in her role.

Advice

Why acting like a lion will help you win at work — and why no one should want to be a goat

Many people have compared the corporate world to a Jungle. It can be scary at times. But the rewards of being the lion are worth it.

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How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic.

Advice

3 traits that explain why some managers are ineffective

These are some of the top bad manager traits.

Advice

How to focus at work when your mind is somewhere else

Ever find yourself in a situation where you get to work after a crazy morning, and just can't seem to snap out of your brain fog? Here are a few tips on how to focus when your mind is somewhere else.

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How to speak up and advocate for your accomplishments at work

Being an introvert in the office can be hard. They have a lot to offer at work, but sometimes have a difficult time speaking up to show it. Here's how to advocate for your accomplishments and skills when you're not the most outgoing employee in the office.