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5 Things Supervisors Should Never Say (Out Loud)

In a perfect world, supervisors would be cool under pressure and the perfect source of inspiration—and always say the right thing at exactly the right time. But if you’re in that type of role, you know that in reality, that usually doesn’t happen. Management is chaotic. People—employees, managers, customers, and everyone in between—are unpredictable, situations […]


5 Personality Types That Get Promotions at Work

When it comes to making decisions about whom to hire and promote, skills and prior work history are only part of the equation. As many employers know, a candidate’s attitude and personality traits play a huge role in how well that person can perform in the workplace. “An overwhelming amount of data supports the claim […]


How to Pitch a New Idea to Your Boss

You have a great idea for a new project—a marketing initiative that’s going to reach new audiences, a revamped tagline for a flagging product, or an efficient new way to organize the team’s records. You’re probably feeling excited (way to innovate!) and slightly apprehensive (um, how exactly am I going to convince my boss it’s […]


4 Ways to Find Purpose in Any Job

If I read one more article about “finding your passion” or “discovering your purpose” I’m going to scream. Then shake someone. Yell at them a bit. Then eat ice cream to soothe my jangled nerves. You know the articles I’m talking about. Go-getting, chest-bumping, happy-clappy, tree-hugging, super-trite advice that might give you the warm fuzzies, […]