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How To Be An Effective Business Leader (And Not Be a BLEEP!)

Poor leadership skills cause discord in the workplace and can negatively impact a company’s bottomline and employee morale. Often we see other people as “the problem” when we should be looking at ourselves in the mirror. HOW NOT TO ACT LIKE AN ASSHOLE AT WORK by international business consulting expert, Melissa Davies, delivers examples and lessons on how to create …

Decoding Dress Codes

Between weddings, work events and holiday dinners, the stress of deciding what to wear can sometimes be more exhausting than the actual event itself! Gone are the days of formal and informal; now we have descriptions like “creative cocktail” and “festive attire” to puzzle through. For any special occasion coming up on your calendar, use our guide to ensure you …

Online Classrooms: The Way of the Future?

Been in a high school classroom lately? It might not look the way you remember. From smart-boards and i-clickers, to self-directed online courses, the academic climate is undeniably changing. Chief among new educational initiatives has been the birth of the virtual classroom. The wave towards digitized learning has swelled so astronomically over the past decade that in 2012, the U.S. …

Meet Coworker Conflict Head-on

You already know that coworker conflict can drag you down, although you might underestimate just how much. According to new research, employees in the U.S. spend an average of 2.8 hours per week dealing with interpersonal conflict at work. A study of over 700 companies’ productivity found that office conflict regularly leads to missed deadlines, lost confidence and costly mistakes. …

Speak Up and Be Heard! with Claire Damken Brown

Claire Damken Brown on three scenarios working women encounter and how to take them on with aplomb By Elizabeth Putfark Despite growing in numbers and rising through the ranks, women in male-dominated workspaces still face down gender stereotypes every day. Whether it’s that they’re passive and overly emotional, or that they’re bodies are open for public appraisal, these preconceived and …

The Gift of Feedback

Tips from Insights’ Hillary Barr on how to give and receive effective feedback with aplomb. By Elizabeth Putfark How often do you offer feedback to the people you work with? If you’re in management, it might feel like you do it all the time. However for many of us, feedback is one of those things that often doesn’t feel worth …