You & Your Co-Workers

Respond to vague calls for advice

March 21, 2018

When people ask “May I pick your brain?” it’s a compliment because they want to tap your expertise. When you’re strapped for time, it feels more like a hassle. Here’s what to do.

Reach consensus fast

March 20, 2018
If you want 100% consensus before you make a decision, chances are you’ll be waiting a long time. Rather than trying to elicit a “Yes” from every member of your team, follow these steps.

Influence when you aren’t the boss

January 25, 2018

You don’t need a title or boatloads of authority to influence people. Here’s how to lead others and influence them to get things done, even if you aren’t the boss.

Prompt people to act

January 17, 2018

Do you desperately need your co-workers—or even your boss—to move a little faster and deliver on a request? Use these subtle, polite phrases to encourage them to step it up.

Maintain your wits during conflict

January 17, 2018

Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable, but you can keep them from ruling your day. Follow these tips to maintain your control when conflict threatens to take over.

Make sure people listen to you

December 22, 2017

Do employees or co-workers regularly interrupt you or do other tasks, such as look at their phones, as you speak? Use these phrases to put an end to the rude behavior.

Guidelines for using Slack at work

December 1, 2017

Slack, a team collaboration and communication tool, is becoming increasing popular in the workplace, especially for virtual and hybrid teams. If you are using it, make sure you follow these courtesy rules so that everyone benefits from—and doesn’t resent—the technology.

The worst type of co-worker to be

December 1, 2017

Which type of people cause the most problems at work? The Huffington Post reached out to therapists from all over and found that people complain most about these five types.

3 rules for work friendships

December 1, 2017

Studies show that people who have strong friendships at work tend to be happier, healthier and more productive. However, the situation can turn negative if one friend oversteps or stresses the other one out.

Avoid irking new co-workers

December 1, 2017

If your experience provides you with more perspective that could lead to better ideas and prevent failure, speak up. Try out these phrases.