Your Career

Say this instead of ‘Thanks’

February 27, 2019
Almost from birth we’re told to say “Thanks,” and no doubt, it’s the right thing to do. However, another two-word phrase might be more powerful, according to research conducted by Francisco Gino and Adam Grant.

Create a better email signature

February 27, 2019
Most of us don’t put too much thought into our email signatures, but it’s actually valuable real estate. Make the most of that space at the bottom of your email with these tips.

Tell the boss the truth

February 27, 2019
Being honest with your supervisor can be hard, especially when sharing bad news or criticism. Use these tips so your honesty comes across as helpful—not as whiny or insulting.

Be taken more seriously

February 27, 2019
Do you feel like your employees or co-workers don’t take you seriously enough? To increase your credibility and authority, do these four things.

‘Marie Kondo’ your workplace

February 27, 2019
Marie Kondo, author and star of the Netflix show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” is changing lives with her tips for home organizing. She encourages people to clear the clutter, so they can focus on what’s important. Her advice can apply at work too.

How impatient are callers who are put on hold?

February 21, 2019
According to research from Velaro, a provider of live chat software, all it takes is one minute and nearly 60% of customers will hang up.

1-Minute Strategies: March ’19

February 7, 2019
Is it dos and don’ts, do’s and don’ts or do’s and don’t’s? … Make an effort to revitalize your workspace at least every six months … Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary’s word of the year for 2018 … How your favorite hobby can ease work stress

The eyes have it

January 24, 2019
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Stay in the loop at work

January 23, 2019
If you consistently feel like you are the last to know about decisions or changes, you may have fallen out of the loop. Or you may just not be paying close enough attention. Follow these tips to ensure you aren’t missing important information.

Power through an awful day

January 23, 2019
You’re tired, sick or just plain sick and tired, and the end of the workday seems forever away. Follow these tips to power through and finish strong.