How to Manage Angry Colleagues at Work

Outbursts, hostility and upfront confrontations are not all that rare in the workplace and often, they are a result of the buildup of everyday toxicity and micro-aggression. How can managers and HR foster an environment that manages workplace anger well? How should we respond to belligerence in a way that does not contribute to someone’s […]

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How to Identify and Tackle Hierarchy in the Workplace

Amidst concerns with diversity and inclusion, digital transformation of workforce, personal branding and learn organizations, office hierarchy are often overlooked topics because we think power dynamics in the workplace are about to change and top-down structures are losing relevance. However, hierarchy and power will continue to define working relations regardless of the industry, organization or […]

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5 Powerful Ways to Think More Positive Thoughts

No matter how driven and passionate you are at work, you are bound to experience disappointment and skepticism as much as you do satisfaction and joy. Adversity is inevitable and it is easy to dwell on mistakes. However, it is certainly possible and in fact important to be reflexive and embrace every experience positively as a […]

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10 No-Fail Dinner Party Conversation Starters

Running out of conversation starters at parties? Karla McDonald from Huffingtonpost.com has some tips for you to bring back the fun! Alexa Hampton, interior designer and author — I will first ask them to explain to me their work. People usually have a way they explain their job, or how they spend their day, so they can […]

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Dating in Your 30’s: What is different?

How is dating different in your 30’s than in your 20’s? According to Dr. Kristen Carpenter, Director of Women’s Behavioral Health at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, it is where work-life balance starts to become the top priority. Women who want love and family tend to start wondering how they will fit it all in, while still […]

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Part 2: Can you be too kind at the workplace?

There is a common misconception that being too kind at work will lead to you being a pushover, whereas being too assertive will earn you a negative reputation. However, is it ever so simple? Often, there is no one-size-fit-approach as to how kind or aggressive one should behave. It depends on the situation on hand, […]

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Part 1: Can you be too kind at the workplace?

There is a common misconception that being too kind at work will lead to you being a pushover, whereas being too assertive will earn you a negative reputation. However, is it ever so simple? Often, there is no one-size-fit-approach as to how kind or aggressive one should behave. It depends on the situation on hand, […]

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Your 5-Step Guide to Career Transition

It is not uncommon for us to envision a career switch to work that we consider to be more meaningful, rewarding or simply fits us better. Our desire for a change may stem from dissatisfaction with our current job or personal developmental goals, but other times it could be rooted in an innate desire to fulfil our life-long […]

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