Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Work Spouses Make the Day Go Faster & Better | Workplace Coach Blog

Work spouses make the workday go faster and better; the many benefits; the pitfalls, and how to navigate the risks

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

The Out-of-Control Employee Bully | Workplace Coach Blog

The out-of-control employee bully; what it is; how bully employees succeed, and four strategies to stop it

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Ghosted in the Workplace | Workplace Coach Blog

ghosted in the workplace: why people ghost; how many ghost; and importantly, what to do if it happens to you

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Tough Interview ?s: Don’t Torpedo Your Job Chances with Your Answer to “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?” | Workpl

Tough interview questions: Don't Torpedo Your Job Chances with a Red Flag Answer to "Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?"

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why SOBs succeed and nice guys finish last | Workplace Coach Blog

Why SOBs succeed & nice guys finish last; how to keep your sanity & not turn into a jerk yourself if you work for an SOB

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Seven Tips for Finding Happiness at Work

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, so you might as well try and enjoy it.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

My Promotion Vanished | Workplace Coach Blog

My promotion vanished: how to interpret a boss's promises and what to do when the boss welches on a promise

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How to Turn Down a Job Offer—and should you? 6 questions to ask. | Workplace Coach Blog

How to turn down a job offer--and should you? 6 questions to ask, and exactly how to decline the offer without burning a bridge

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Should I Accept a Promotion Without a Raise? : Is My Employer Kidding By Expecting Me to Say “Yes”? | Workplace Coac

Should I accept a promotion if there's no raise attached? The many reasons to say "yes," and the three reasons to say "no"

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

A hotbed of conflict: the breakroom sagas & a surprise ending | Workplace Coach Blog

A hotbed of conflict: the breakroom sagas & a surprise ending: how 4 workplaces straightened out their culprits by outing them

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Employees Forced to Return to the Office Quit–In Droves | Workplace Coach Blog

Employees forced to return to the office quit in droves. 3 questions employers need to ask themselves. Employers solutions.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Still Fighting With My Employer—Can You Help? | Workplace Coach Blog

Still Fighting with My Employer for reimbursing me for work from home expenses--isn't there a law that can help me?

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Workday Dead Zone & The Triple Peak Workday | Workplace Coach Blog

Employees have changed how they’re working—as wise employers race to catch up. Here’s what’s new: Workday dead zone Managers and …

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Nearly a fifth of workers say their workplace is toxic: poll | The Hill

Nearly 1 out of 5 employees say their place of work is very or somewhat toxic, according to a poll by the American Psychological Association (APA). “The number of individuals who report experiencing a toxic workplace without protection from harm is trou

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Rage Applying: An Act of Revenge Against A Problem Employer | Workplace Coach Blog

Rage-applying: an act of revenge against a problem employer--the results when employees use it and other, better options.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Left Behind: Everyone else is light years ahead of me | Workplace Coach Blog

Left behind: everyone else is light years ahead of me: do self-employed workers have it better? Is it too late to strike out on your own?

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Low Morale? Employees Lost Heart & Disengaged? Here’s How to Fix That with Team Building That Goes Beyond Rah-Rah

Low morale? Employees disengaged? Here's how to fix that with team-building activities that go beyond rah-rah to real.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Work Junky? Unable to Disconnect on Vacation? | Workplace Coach Blog

Work junky? Unable to disconnect while on vacation? But do you want to disconnect? Does anyone anymore? If you do, here's how.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

The Dreaded Workplace Birthday “Celebration” | Workplace Coach Blog

The dreaded workplace birthday celebrations; if you hate them, suggest a major revamp that creates value

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Confidentiality Agreements No More: It’s now safe to tell the truth about my ex-employer’s lies | Workplace Coach Bl

Confidentiality agreements no more: It's now safe to tell the truth about my ex-employer's lies: what's changed

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

When Employees Need to Vent Because Management Messed Up…for more than a year | Workplace Coach Blog

Managing an employee venting session so it doesn't explode

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How to Get Your Boss Fired (& Maybe Even Set Him Up) | Workplace Coach Blog

how to get your boss fired: concrete steps to take that can produce results

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Must Love Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, Hamsters… | Workplace Coach Blog

Must love dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters: dogs in the office, the benefits, the challenges, the real-life decisions

Psychology | Personality

The Right Not to Be Fun at Work | The New Yorker

In a win for workplace dignity, a French high court recently decreed that businesses cannot force their employees to participate in supposedly enjoyable activities.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

The Signs of Potential Disaster Were Present at Walmart—Are They Present at Your Workplace? | Workplace Coach Blog

Workplace violence signs were present before the murders at Walmart; are they present in your workplace: here are 6 warning signs

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

A New Employee Who Walks Into a Sexual Hornet’s Nest | Workplace Coach Blog

Sexual harassment, a new employee walks into a sexual hornet's next; her 3 options & the possible outcomes

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Surviving the Dreaded “You’re Fired” Interview | Workplace Coach Blog

How to terminate an employee: surviving the dreaded "you're fired" interview; how to prepare; what to do and say

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

What to Do When Your Career Blows Up, And Maybe Your Life | Workplace Coach Blog

dealing with career setbacks & personal life disasters: What to do when your career blows up after your life has and y

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Your Work Honeymoon is Over; What Now? | Workplace Coach Blog

When your job honeymoon is over; here's why it happens and here's what you and your employer can do

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Quiet Quitting: The New “Just Say No” Employee Pushback | Workplace Coach Blog

Gone are the days when most employers could count on employees competing to go “above and beyond” to rise faster …

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Fizzled Romance Leaves an Afterburn | Workplace Coach Blog

Fizzled romance leaves an afterburn, here's a new way to look at it.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How to Tell When It’s Time to Quit Your Job to Protect Your Mental Health

Not sure whether or not you should quit your job in order to protect your mental health? Here’s how to tell when it’s time to let go, according to an expert.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Roe v. Wade in the Workplace | Workplace Coach Blog

Roe v. Wade in the Workplace, what to do when the discussion turns ugly

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Striving for mental health excellence in the workplace

Organizational leaders are well-positioned to influence a positive culture shift and normalize mental health in the workplace.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

How do you tell your boss you have too much work or are overworked? It's a delicate conversation. Here's how to make it go smoothly.

Psychology | Psychology

The Important Difference Between Sympathy and Empathy

Effective leadership is all about understanding which tool to use at the right time.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Restoring Trust in the Workplace: | Workplace Coach Blog

Restoring, building, maintaining trust: 4 concrete steps to take today

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Pay Attention to Internal Warning Signals & Red Flags | Workplace Coach Blog

New job landmines; pay attention to internal warning signals & red flags

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Manager Traits That Have Negatively Impacted Our Workplace Culture

With managers playing a key role in the Great Resignation, it is an important reminder that the people we work with can affect our well-being.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Former Employee Now Supervises Me; Rules Commander Style | Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Several months ago, one of my former employees returned to our company as my immediate supervisor. It’s been hell …

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The Future of Work: Shorter Hours, Longer Careers - The Atlantic

Humans may soon live to be 100, which likely means more years on the job. That could be a good thing, if we take the opportunity to redesign work.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Whoops, You Stepped In It: Messy Situations & Answers: New Rules for Workplace Behavior | Workplace Coach Blog #

Whoops, You Stepped In It: Messy Situations & Answers: New Rules for Workplace Behavior

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How Employers Can Lure Employees Back to the Office - Workplace Coach Blog

How employers can lure back to the workplace; pragmatic suggestions employers & HR can implement today

Books | Books

The Game Changer You Need - Workplace Coach Blog

Here's what accountability means to you and why it's a game changer.

Books | Books I Recommend

Managing For Accountability: A Business Leader's Toolbox

Veteran management consultant and HR expert Dr. Lynne Curry provides business owners, leaders, and managers a complete roadmap for creating accountability in the workplace.Managing for Accountability: A Business Leader’s T

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

The Past Hangs On: the baggage that compromises your career/life - Workplace Coach Blog

Dropping emotional baggage to free your brain and work life

Travel | Travel

Can You Get Time Off During COVID-19? - The Atlantic

America’s flawed approach to sick leave is making the pandemic worse.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Save Your Career From a Vindictive Manager's Targeting: Here's How - Workplace Coach Blog

Handling a bully manager without losing your job or reputation

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

My Manager Wants Me to Compromise My Ethics - Workplace Coach Blog

When your manager wants you to do the wrong thing, how do you keep your job?

Advice & Self-Help | Politics

Employee Political Dispute Escalates to Danger Level - Workplace Coach Blog

Political discussion in the workplace; employee rights & employer duty

Business & Finance | Business

4 New Ways To Reenergize Workers At Home | Inc.

Find new ways to sense how workers feel and engage them in solving the company's challenges

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Can't Stand 2 More Weeks of This Supervisor - Workplace Coach Blog

How to get a great new job, when you suddenly quit.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Twilight Ethics - Workplace Coach Blog

Ethical breaches. What do they cost? Can you afford yours?

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

It's Time We Really Talk About Workplace Anxiety

The battle against anxiety in the workplace is one we desperately need to fight -- and these simple techniques will give managers the upperhand. 

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

A Performance Improvement Plan Means Your Manager Plans to Fire You, Right? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I’m been ordered to call you. Nothing personal against you, but I’m not having any. For the last year, …

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Targeted: New Supervisor Wants to Run Me Off - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Note: this post addressed a question that came in through the Ask a Coach section of this blog. Two …

Advice & Self-Help | Politics

When Politics Sours Workplace Friendships - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: I’ve had lunch daily with the same three co-workers for almost four years. We share everything and have stayed …

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Are Post-Accident Painkillers Causing a Star Employee to Make Errors? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: One of my top employees, “Mary,” was rear-ended at a stop light three months ago and suffered from whiplash …

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

When Your Boss is the Bully & Has All the Power - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: Soon after I started a job as an HR generalist, my new peers came to me saying, “I don’t …

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Does My Employer Have to Pay My Office Expenses? Are They Liable for My Safety? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: COVID19 has caused employers large and small to require the employers work from home rather than their employer’s worksites. …

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

We Don't Want to Quit Over Our Manager's Gross Habit, Can You Help? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: If it wasn’t so petty and disgusting, this would be funny. Our small company has one restroom. A lock …

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

6 Ways to Create a Positive Work Culture for Remote Teams

Company culture may have an organic component, but there are ways CEOs can foster positive engagement -- and boost morale.

Business & Finance | Business

Farewell, workplace burnout: will coronavirus slow the manic pace of our modern lives?

Here’s hoping the pandemic forces a rethink of our obsession with work and the culture of busyness

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How coronavirus could lead to a permanent remote workforce | VentureBeat

If companies see a payoff from their emergency work-from-home policies, those policies could stick, impacting our cities, the environment, and much more.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Take Fewer Meetings, Write Fewer Proposals-- And Still Grow Your Business. Here's How | Inc.

By asking qualifying questions of business prospects and trusting your instinct you will take fewer meetings and write fewer proposals -- and still grow your business. You'll preserve your mental energy, too.

Business & Finance | Business

More employers offer flexible hours, but many grapple with how to make it succeed

More businesses are offering flexible schedules but it doesn't always work. Some don't formalize policies or provide technology to make it seamless

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

More Proof (As If Needed It) that Open Plan Offices Are The Absolute Dumbest Idea Ever | Inc.

You won't believe how Panasonic plans to make the open plan office more productive.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

How To Say No In A Room Full Of Yeses

So, as we begin 2019, make a pact with yourself. Trust your gut this year. Always. Make it a habit. If something feels wrong, it probably is.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Why active listening will fix all your work problems

I want to convince you that creating a culture with active listening on its list of core values will benefit your team – and organization – in huge ways.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

These 15 Behaviors Will Make You Almost Irreplaceable At Your Workplace

It doesn’t take a genius manager to recognize the almost irreplaceable people in his company. Employees who practice all or most of these behaviors are the ones that any company wants and can't afford to lose.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook launches Workplace for Good, a free version of its enterprise product for non-profits | TechCrunch

Workplace is making a push into the non-profit segment. Today the enterprise communications app from Facebook — which competes against the likes of Slack, Hipchat, and Microsoft’s Teams — is launching a new tier of the product called Workplace for

Science & Technology | Social Media

How Social Media Actually Boosts Efficiency in an Office Environment – Adweek

Employees who take quick breaks can decrease stress and increase morale.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

How do you stay passionate at work? Morten T. Hansen details findings in his new book 'Great at Work.'

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Open plan offices make employees miserable and distracted | Metro News

Open plan offices make employees miserable and distracted

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

6 Ways to Manage Employees' Bad Habits

From showing up 10 minutes late, to wasting 10 minutes on Facebook, these responses will help keep your team in line.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Amazon's pro-dog strategy puts other companies to shame | Ladders

Amazon's huge new dog park at The Spheres shows companies can be pet-friendly even outside their walls.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Working Remotely Makes You Happier and More Productive

Remote workers also feel more appreciated.

Health & Fitness | Wheels

This is a bike-lovers dream office to work in | CONTEMPORIST

When SRAM Corporation, a global bicycle component manufacturer, wanted to create a new headquarters, they turned to Perkins+Wills for the design.

Entertainment | Branding/Advertising

After Years Away, Some People Struggle in Their Return to Agency Jobs | Adweek

Sue Vering was an associate creative director at DDB Chicago when she left in 1998, ultimately taking seven years off from the ad business to raise her daughter, get involved in community activities and write freelance features for the Chicago Tribune.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

How to stop a colleague from taking credit for your work - Fortune

Is a coworker taking credit for your good work? The real question may turn out to be whether you're working for the wrong boss.

Psychology | Relationships

In Two-Career Marriages, Women Still Do More of the Work at Home

Even though today’s husbands pitch in more than ever, the division of labor is far from equal.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

21 signs you're about to be fired

Most people are at least somewhat surprised when they hear the words "you're fired." Some are even shocked.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply - The New York Times

It’s August, and vacationers’ email auto-responses are coming in left and right. From the poetic missive to a simple “nope,” saying you’re not working has become its own art form.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Being Laid Off Hurts, But It's Not the End of the World | Emma Goddard

It took me longer to find a job than it did to hold one. That was the first thought I had when I learned my company decided to shut down U.S. operations just six months after I started my first full-time position.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Overcoming Burnout: Five Ways To Get Back On Track At Work

Burnout is a chronic, psychological condition characterized by exhaustion, cynicism and a lack of professional efficacy. If you feel like you’re on the path to burnout, here are five ways to get back on track, according to Chris Ebberwein, Ph.D., and Ch

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

6 Simple Unwind Strategies for Your Journey Home From Work | Amanda Gore

Here's a list of things, that work really well, for you to do once you leave work to unwind before you get home:

Miscellaneous | Guy Stuff

Dressing Up the Brain: Wearing a Suit Makes You Think Differently - The Atlantic

Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on? Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.

Business & Finance | Business

11 Things We No Longer See in Offices

When digging through the dark recesses of the office supply cabinet, today’s average office worker might find a 5¼” floppy disk and consider it a relic of the Dark Ages. They’ve probably also never seen a canister-style ashtray in the corridor, or a pegboard bookkeeping system. Here are some other supplies and equipment that are quickly becoming museum pieces.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Co-Worker's Bad Mood Getting You Down? Here's What To Do About It

When you're around happy people, you grow happier yourself -- a phenomenon known as emotional contagion, in which you can

Business & Finance | Business

Why Did Everyone Stop Taking Real Lunch Breaks?

Coming to terms with the harsh reality of lunch-al-desko. Depending on the day's temporary lunch invasion, I either slide my keyboard a few inches forward or a few to the right—far enough to make room for food, but close enough to still answer emails. On sushi days, I slip a brown napkin under the plastic tub of soy sauce in case of splashback, but most afternoons I just stick to the hot buffet.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — and hardwired — ebb and flow in our ability to feel alert or sleepy has important implications for you and your employees.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

The Surprising Reason Men Are Snagging the Jobs You Want

The job-search-in-January phenomenon is a totally real thing. Everyone does it. Blame it on the holidays giving you extra time to think or on New Year's Eve prompting life-improvement resolutions, but come early 2015, the market will be flooded with candidates on the

Humor | Funny Stuff

12 Hilarious Passive-Aggressive Notes in the Workplace - T-Rex Taunting

The best way to handle a work problem is to discuss it directly. Unless you don't wanna. - T-Rex Taunting #office, #workplace, #notes, #passive aggressive, #work

Business & Finance | Business

Slack is Valued at $1 billion - How messaging services are ruling offices - Esquire

The internal messaging service Slack is now valued at $1 billion. What does that mean for the future of office communication?

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Feel Like an Imposter at Work? You’re Not Alone!

The good news about imposter syndrome is it's entirely in your head. The bad news? It could be interfering with your career. Here's how to overcome it.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Americans prefer male bosses, even though women are better for business - Quartz

A new Gallup poll found that American men and women prefer a male boss to a female one. Though the popularity of women bosses has improved since the 1950s, it hasn't changed much in this century. Instead, the number of people who say they prefer men has

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

5 Rules For Surviving Cubicle Life

How to make cubicle life better for everyone: no one envisions a cubicle as the holy grail of places they’d like to spend their waking hours. While you can love your job to the moon and back (well, maybe just to the moon), sometimes the cubicle life can get down right intrusive.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

80% of Americans took a week's vacation in 1976. Just 56% will in 2014.

In Australia every full time worker is guaranteed four weeks of paid vacation each year. In Japan, it's 10 days. Canada? A minimum of 10 days of paid vacation. Here in the U.S.? Zero.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Infographic: Half Of Creative Workers Don't Start Their Jobs Until After 9 A.M.

Lazy! For all our talk about flex time and the freedom (and insanity) the Internet gives us to work at any time of the day, the traditional 9 to 5 workday, with a break at noon, is still going pretty strong

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business.

Business & Finance | Business

Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Movies At Work: An Untapped Motivational Method?

It may seem like an excuse to slack off, but showing movies in the office has been proven to boost morale, retention, and productivity.

Politics | From the HuffPost

Sweden To Experiment With Six-Hour Workday

A few lucky workers in Gothenburg, Sweden, will scale back to a six-hour workday this summer as part of an unusual government experiment. The test group of government workers will work a six-hour day beginning July 1, while a second control group...

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

10 Ways To Ban Busy (And Still Get Stuff Done)

Our words matter. How we describe our days and our lives impacts our perception of them. When we are

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

6 Signs Your Coworker Has A Beef With You And What You Can Do About It

The writing is on the wall: your relationship with your coworker is heading south, fast. Here's how to fix it before things turn completely sour, or...