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3 Ways to Really Wow Your Boss

Use these tips to start on the right foot at your new gig

If you’re just starting in the job market or recently landed that new dream gig,…

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Workoholics: How to Manage Their Mania

New study details how to create a win-win environment

New study details how to effectively manage workaholics so that its a win-win situation for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss Moves: How to Reevaluate Your Value and Get What You’re Worth

Strategy can help you find a true sense of what you bring to the table

Use this strategy to find a true sense of what you bring to the table…

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Beware Toxic Employess

5 Things Terrible Coworkers Say

Heed this advice to avoid toxic environments

Heed this advice or be doomed to embarrassment, toxic work environments and stress.

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Leadership Tip: How to Turn an Awesome Worker Into a Stellar Manager

Empowering subordinates can lead to long-term wins

As the boss, you’re only as good as your team. Coaching subordinates to take on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Smart Reasons to Leave the 9-to-5 And Become Your Own Boss

Making that move of faith isn't just for disgruntled workers

Sometimes it’s a bigger power play to work for yourself. Here’s why.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beat the Monday Blues: How to Love the Beginning of the Grind

One writer tells why you should embrace the first day of the week

One writer shares why she loves Mondays and how you can turn those workday blues…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Office Woes: How to Handle a Career-Stifling Boss

If your manager is hindering your advancement, try these power plays

Great leaders know that if their team is strong and growing, so will they be.…

By James Walker

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Final ‘Scandal’ Power Play: 5 Winning Leadership Strategies of Olivia Pope

As we're set to say goodbye to season 2, here are top lessons for Gladiators

As many are set to tune to “Scandal” for its season 2 finale, we take…

By Shaun Spearmon

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The One Valuable Success Trait You Need That Lawyers Have

Become indispensable with top-notch, quick critical thinking skills

Lateefah Muhammad, successful Florida A&M University College of Law graduate and professor, shares the secrets…

By Antoine Moss

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More Freelancers Set to Say Goodbye to 9-to-5

Survey reports workers find more fulfillment in flex projects

Survey reports many are finding more fulfillment and interesting projects than full-time jobs allow.

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Deadly Sins of Ineffective Bosses

Mistakes that could cost you team morale and your bottom line

These unprofessional mistakes could cost you team productivity—and your bottom line.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Popularity vs. Proficiency: How Managers Can Motivate Teams for Effective Leadership

Sure, you want to be likeable, but productivity should be No. 1

As a boss, you want to be liked, but popularity shouldn’t trump productivity goals. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Fail: Top Worst Management Strategies

Traditional fads may have stood the test of time, but some are obsolete

In terms of management, fad can come and go, but some ineffective ones have stood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Recognize Bullies in the Workplace

Ways to identify and deal with workplace bullies for a more productive environment.

Here’s what you can do to combat aggressive behaviors at the office—without losing your job.

By Sasha King

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Productivity Killers: 8 Everyday Habits to Break

Put these tasks on your 'not-to-do' list

Sometimes our daily routines are counterproductive. Here are things to take off your to-do list…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Managers and Leaders: How to Shine at Any Work Meeting

You can come out a winner no matter what the occasion

With meetings being a necessary part of doing business, here are tips for how you…

By Antoine Moss

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Managing Excuses: How to Increase Accountability in the Office

You can better evaluate what can become a productivity killer

Excuses can be legitimate but when used repetitively, they can be a major hindrance to…

By Sasha King

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9 Savvy Ways to Conquer a Workday of Chaos

Sail through hell days at the office with ease

Sometimes, the days can get more than hectic in the office. Here’s how to sail…

By Janell Hazelwood

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Homie, Coworker, Friend: Pros and Cons of Working with Loved Ones

It may be tricky to balance relationships, so consider all risks

It may seem like the job of your dreams working with people you already mesh…

By Sasha King

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Started from the Bottom: Lessons at the Entry-Level

Tips that will help you see the bright side of the experience

You may be at the bottom for now, and maybe you feel disappointed by that.…

By Sasha King

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5 Savvy Ways to Say No … Without Uttering the Word

Whether you're just passive aggressive or dread the decline, use this strategy

Whether you’re terrible at being direct or you can’t afford to lose your job, here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Work-Life Balance Tips for the Extreme Workaholic

Get your balance back with these quick tips

If you’re constantly using personal time for work, it may be time to turn the…

By Sasha King

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Passive Pushover? Here’s How You Can Still Win

Stop the nonsense and take these steps to authoritative leadership

Being passive can lead to toxic office issues including conflict and slack productivity, but here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Should Career-Driven Women Make More Sacrifices?

The age-old battle between career and family continues

Writers explore the phenomenon of power women in other countries and how they balance boss…

By Sasha King

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7 Smart Ways to Be More Productive Online

Spend time wisely while you're on the Web

Oftentimes, reports focus on how workers are unproductive while at work, loafing around the Internet.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Less Than Best: 5 Signs You’re Settling in Your Career

Here's how to get motivated and stop wasting precious time

If you’re just going through the motions, you may be wasting precious time. Here’s how…

By Sasha King

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When Being Too Fast and Efficient Goes Wrong

Things can go haywire when you're too quick with the draw

Sometimes, being too quick with the draw and completing tasks at a robotic pace can…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Key to Your Career Advancement: An Emotional Intelligence Mentor

Learn from solid leaders how to manage feelings in the workplace

As a young professional, learning how to work through challenges and manage emotions can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Smart Ways Body Language Can Lead to Wins

Sometimes, it's all about what you don't say

Sometimes, it’s not about what you say. It’s about what you don’t say. Here’s how…

By Antoine Moss

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5 Smart Ways to Show Gratitude in Business

Proper etiquette for gift-giving

Here’s etiquette 101 in showing gratitude to a business partner, coworker or industry peer.

By Sasha King

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Young Professionals: 10 Signs You’re Burned Out

Effective ways to recognize and deal with work-related stress

You may be feeling the pressure and want to give up. Here are a few…

By Sasha King

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Power Women: 5 Steps to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Field

Don't crumble under pressure. Use this strategy

These tips will ensure you don’t crumble under the pressure as a woman among men.

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14 Reasons You’re Public Enemy No. 1 at Work

Top leadership weaknesses that could cost you respect---and your job

So, you could be the reason no one respects you at work. Take a look…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Wasting Time At Work Could be Beneficial

Downtime can have it's perks in the office just as much as time spent working

Downtime can be valuable for higher productivity and efficiently. So, is it really wasting time?…

By Sasha King

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5 Ways to Take the Annoyance Factor Out of Conference Calls

Try these steps to make it that much more effective, less stressful

Dependent almost entirely on technology, this type of meeting can become a fail fairly quickly.…

By Sasha King

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Woo-Sah: 8 Ways to Eliminate Workplace Stress

Get rid of the Monday Blues with these steps

Don’t fly off the handle. Here are quick and easy ways to avoid triggers and…

By Sasha King

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Email Etiquette: 6 Steps to Writing An Effective Email

Don't get branded offensive or a spammer. Use these tips

Since there’s little nuance to written messages, things can get misconstrued. Here’s how to avoid…

By Sasha King

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Young Professionals: 5 Things That Really Matter in the Grand Scheme of Things

Take heed to these lessons one writer would teach her 20-year-old self

You can’t turn back the hands of time, but you can learn lessons from those…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Employee From Hell: 7 Signs It’s Not Them … It’s You

Steer clear of habits that will tarnish your professional rep

Take a look at managers’ least favorite professional qualities and how you can steer clear…

By Courtney Connley

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Night Owls and Early Risers: Top Career Choices Best for You

Whether you prefer the late shift or mornings, there are options

So you don’t like waking up at the crack of dawn to go to work.…

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The Other Woman: A Businesswoman’s Biggest Deterrent?

How to balance career and motherhood

Career or family is a choice that only affects a select few in the business…

By Sasha King

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Just Hush Up: 5 Good Reasons It’s Best to Keep Personal Opinions to Yourself in the Workplace

Everybody has a right to have a voice, but choose your battles wisely

Personal opinions are sometimes best when they’re not made public. Here are five good reasons…

By Courtney Connley

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Keep It Positive: 17 Ways to Find Your Happiness At the Office

These steps ensure you're satisfied no matter how bad the job

Find your happy in the workplace with these quick and easy steps.

By Sasha King

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Memo to Bosses: Employee Appreciation Day Should Be Year-Round

How to build team morale today---and throughout the year

Sometimes it takes more than just a paycheck or a promotion to know that you’re…

By Sasha King

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Go Ahead and Toot: 3 Good Reasons to Brag in the Office

You won't get ahead by just doing great work

Go ahead and toot your own horn sometimes. You won’t get ahead without a little…

By Courtney Connley

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Career Advice: 5 Ways to Weed Out the Nonsense

Some words of wisdom are just the opposite. Here's how to tune out the noise

Everyone thinks they know best or that they’re an expert. Here’s how to weed out…

By Sasha King

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I’m About to Pop Off: 5 Healthy Ways To Deal With Office Conflict

You don't have to lose your head---or your job

Here are healthy ways to manage and confront conflict without losing your head—or your job.

By Sasha King

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From Bedroom Kandi to Gospel Kandi: How to Balance Alter-Ego Jobs

What to do when your career aspirations are polar opposites

Many professionals have diverse talents and passions, leading to multiple gigs. But what if they’re…

By Jamie Harrison

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Battle of the Sexes: Are Women More Self-Conscious in the Office Than Men?

Researchers say caring a bit too much about perception can be damaging

A study found that females in offices are more self-conscious about office perceptions of them,…

By Jamie Harrison

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Hater Much? 8 Ways to Handle Career Sabotage

How to fight deliberate acts of ruin in the office

You don’t have to let the wicked efforts of a coworker keep you down. Here’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Will Police Departments Finally Fix Workplace Racism Issues?

As minority officers speak out, Dorner case shines yet another light on discrimination

Christopher Dorner murder case shines yet another light on racism in law enforcement, from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mo’ Shade and No Tea: How to Slay the Rude Monster in Your Office

As Chief Morale Officer, you can get ride of bad behavior with ease

Rudeness is on the rise in offices, according to research. Here’s how you handle inappropriate…

By Jamie Harrison

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Analyze This: How To Learn From Your Failures

Keep track of your unsuccessful feats for ultimate growth

Keeping track of what you’ve been unsuccessful at — a failure resume, if you will—will…

By Sasha King

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Racist or Not?: ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Episode Shines Light on Workplace Discrimination

The jury's still out, but here's how to deal with a case of your own

A heated exchange of racial references on Love and Hip Hop brings to light instances…

By Jamie Harrison

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How to Avoid the Worst Office Hazard

These tips will help you stay out of the line of fire

This common problem among today’s professionals can be managed and even avoided altogether. Here’s how.

By Sasha King

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How to Protect Your Most Valuable Career Asset

Tips to ensure a priceless professional resource isn't compromised

Time is money, but it is also happiness, rest, achievements and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Be Warned: 5 Workplace Elements That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career

These business influencers should be taking a back seat

Be aware of these toxic distractions and learn how to avoid or combat them in…

By Sasha King

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

By Jamie Harrison

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Job Insecurity: How To Re-Invent Yourself in the Market

Ensure you're relevant and competitive in your industry

Consider these three tips for remaining relevant and competitive at your company.

By Sasha King

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On the Go: 8 Steps to a Smooth Job Relocation

Don't let fear and confusion keep you from smooth sailing

Don’t let fear and confusion keep you from traveling for work opportunities. These tips will…

By Courtney Connley

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Time Management: Making the Most of Your Down Time

Make the most of your slow business days

Consider these tips on how to maximize the free time you have beyond business hours.

By Sasha King

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Exciting Experiences & No Benefits: 4 Pros and Cons of Working for a Startup

Consider what you're getting into before saying yes to the job

Spending your work days in jeans with an office full of cool people sounds like…

By Jamie Harrison

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25 to Life: How to Conquer the Quarter Life Crisis

Use this strategy to combat the inevitably scary transition

Damian Barr, author of Get It Together: A Guide To Surviving Your Quarter-Life Crisis, offers…

By Jamie Harrison

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Green-Eyed Killer: 3 Ways Jealousy Can Stifle Career Growth

Author and career coach Demetria Lucas details how to manage insecurities

Career coach and author Demetria Lucas details why letting the green-eyed monster win in the…

By Courtney Connley

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Salty Spouse: 3 Signs Your Mate is a Career Hater

Check out tips on getting rid of the negative and back to the lovin'

Finding a spouse that understands your career goals and drive can be difficult, but here…

By Courtney Connley

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Millennial Edition: 4 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Your manager might be cool, but remember to remain professional

Applying the old adage, “Think before you speak,” can prevent Hurricane Katrina-like damage from happening…

By Jamie Harrison

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Code of (Low) Confidence: CEOs Less Optimistic About Global Market

You can turn that around. Check out a few tips on how

A new survery found many chief executives pessimistic about market success. If you’re a company…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Areas You Should Improve for Career Success in 2013

Think tank unveils top innovative elements to watch

JWTIntelligence, a think tank of a leading marketing and communications brand, has released trends to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Bringing Sexy Back: How Much is Too Much in the Workplace?

Recent court ruling leads to reevaluation of aptitude vs. appearance

With a recent Iowa supreme court ruling making it lawful to axe workers who are…

By Jamie Harrison

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This Workplace Myth Could Ruin Your Career

Common thinking can be detrimental to your advancement

There’s always a common school of thought on elements of life, whether it’s love, career…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Ways to Love Your Job in 2013

Make the best of this year to see major long-term gains

What do I want to achieve this year? Where do I want my career to…

By Jamie Harrison

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Snore: 5 Ways to Remain Productive in Boring Meetings

As a young professional, here's how to get through a sometimes annoying office norm

To avoid being labeled as a rude youngster who goofs off on their smartphone during…

By Antoine Moss

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TMI, Much? How Disclosing Too Much Relationship Drama Can Taint Your Professional Reputation

Save the drama and focus on the bigger picture

Three reasons blasting every little detail about your relationship on social media can taint your…

By Courtney Connley

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Have Three Seats: How Parental Advice Could Cost You Your Promotion

Resting on your laurels won't get you to the next level

When it comes to getting that promotion, some quips from mom and dad can work…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hair We Go Again: How to Respond to the Never-Ending Workplace Style Debate

Doctor who dons 'locks talks how you can remain professional despite scrutiny

Sometimes it can be annoying —even insulting— to constantly fielding style questions on ethnic haircare.…

By Jamie Harrison

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How to Make That Seasonal Job a Permanent One

Tips for getting asked back again and again

Take these steps to ensure your holiday career “audition” as a temp worker ends with…

By Jamie Harrison

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First-Day No Nos: 3 Ways to Avoid Coworker Hate

Make a good impression at the onset with these tips

Take heed to these rules to the game that will prevent you from asking questions…

By Courtney Connley

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Yandy Smith: Make Your Personal Life Your Business for the Holidays

To professionally succeed, you must take time to appreciate life, love, and family

Stow away those laptops, put the BlackBerrys and iPhones on silent and be thankful for…

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All I Want For Christmas is a Day Off

Four ways to cope if you're working for the holidays

Don’t have to let the work Grinch steal your joy. Here are 4 ways to…

By Jamie Harrison

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Freedom Over Finances: Study Says Millennials Value Flexibility Over Salary

Innovative environment, option to work remote top needs

Young professionals want a corporate culture that embraces innovation and allows them to view social…

By Jamie Harrison

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Kin-Coworker Conflict: How to Manage Working with Family

Tips to help ensure business doesn't get personal

Here are three tips for successfully working with your next of kin.

By Jamie Harrison

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Hater Much?: How to Handle Shade and Jealousy in the Workplace

4 steps to saving face and coming out on top

When making boss moves in your career, you may encounter low-key shade from peers in…

By Jamie Harrison

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Out Without a Bang: How to Resign with Grace

An exit strategy---whether it's trouble or just time to move on

Amid sexual scandal, Emmy-award winning Elmo puppeteer Kevn Clash resigned. Whether you’re in the middle…

By Jamie Harrison

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I Now Pronounce You Hubby & Wife: 5 Signs You Have an Office Spouse

There can be benefits, but don't get caught up 'Scandal'-style

If you’re married to your job, in more ways than one, consider these tips on…

By Jamie Harrison

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What a Snore: How to Fight Off Severe Case of Workplace Boredom

You can be productive and have fun, even at the worst of jobs

According to a Gallup study, 68% of young workers are bored out of their minds.…

By Jamie Harrison

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#Awkward: How to Break the Ice as the Office Newbie

These steps will help you fit into the workplace culture with ease

Here are tips for newbies to the office who are socially awkward or shy.

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Overdoing It: Skipping Maternity Leave Can Mean Big Long-Term Problems

New moms returning to work too soon could be jeopardizing health

For many career-driven women taking less maternity leave isn’t a problem, but it may have…

By Sasha King

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Anita Hill Documentary to Premiere at Sundance

Story of the sexual harassment accusation against Justice Clarence Thomas told on film

The infamous sexual harassment claim made against Justice Clarence Thomas by Anita Hill is made…

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Don’t Just Booze & Schmooze: 5 Holiday Season Boss Moves to Boost Your Career

Take this prime time to network and prep for 2013

Here are five ways to make this holiday season benefit not only your personal life…

By Courtney Connley

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Office Envy: How to Get Over Your Coworker-Friend’s Come-Up

Don't let the hater in you stifle your career success

You’re a hard worker and you’re dedicated, so why was the promotion given to your…

By Jamie Harrison

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It’s Still a Job: Top Most Annoying Myths About Working From Home

Not having to clock in at an office doesn't mean you're not grinding

Not having to clock in at an office is a luxury workers love, but don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Office Frienemies: Are Your Work Buddies Bringing You Down?

Don't let one bad apple spoil your chances for success

You can be guilty by association, simply by keeping the wrong people in your workplace…

By Jamie Harrison

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Coming Out of the Closet at Work: Is it Easier for Young Professionals?

Statistics say many find it difficult. Here's how you can cope

Despite popular perception that young people are more comfortable with their sexual orientation, many are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get the Memo: The Biggest Time Wasters Aren’t Just Employees

Common workplace 'necessities' contribute to productivity blunders

Statistics show that common workplace elements such as office politics and meetings, are the biggest…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beautiful People: The Better You Look, The More You Earn

Studies say a pretty face can equal big professional benefits

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promoted quicker and are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Real vs. Delusion: What to Expect From Your First Job

Come in with real expectations to maximize your experience

How to sift through the fact or fiction of your first job experience.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Still Winning: How to Bounce Back from Being Fired

Here's a 30-day plan to get you back in the game

If you’ve recently been fired or are unemployed, don’t lose hope. Here’s a 30-day plan…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nothing Personal, Just Business: Pros and Cons of Working with Friends

Dont' let your relationship turn from office buddy to frienemy

Whether you’re starting a new business, working in the same department or trying to get…

By Jamie Harrison

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So Annoying: Common Habits That Make You Hard to Work With

Consider these common courtesies to ensure a happy environment

Avoid these habits that will be sure to turn off anyone you work with.

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Avoiding Chatty Cathy: How to Rid Yourself of Office Distractions

Try these steps to boost your productivity---without hurting feelings

Here are key tips on how to get through the chatter and avoid productivity leeches—without…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Scandalous Qualities That Ensure Professional Success

Take a cue from characters of the popular show to make yourself more marketable

Let’s take a look at qualities each Scandal character embodies that could help young professionals…

By Jamie Harrison

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You Going To Jail Now: How to Manage Workplace Anger

These three steps will ensure you never lose your cool

Before you start taking off earrings or jumping over tables Evelyn Lozada-style, check these three…

By Jamie Harrison

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#Awkward: How to Rebound After Office Embarrassment

Three easy, quick steps to get over it

These three quick steps will help you get over—and through—those workplace snafus.

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Keep the Job, Even Without the Passion

Be smart about your gradual exit with these tips

If you’re unsatisfied at work, it may not be time to quit. Try these tips…

By Sasha King

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Just Shut Up: How Silence Can Be Your Best Ally

Being a great listener can be the best major power play

Effective listening has always been an asset for leaders, especially when it comes to making…

By Janell Hazelwood

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My Bad: How to Recover After Big Office Mistake

Four steps to ensure you don't end up with a pink slip

Here are four important steps to help you save face after making a major office…

By Jamie Harrison

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Woe is Sandy: 5 Steps to Stress-Free Return to Work

You can make a seamless transition after the mess of the storm

Hurricane Sandy left a mess, and with the rebuilding, we all have to clean up.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Thank You For Being a Friend: How Sandy Unites Coworkers

It's never a good look to be Ms. Annie Anti-Social, especially in the workplace

Hurricane Sandy taught me one vital lesson: Connecting with those you see most during the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Slacker to Psycho: What Type of Boss Do You Have?

Find out how to cope with treacherous management personalities

Check out these four management personalities, from the slacker to the fun boss, and find…

By Jamie Harrison

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Get Into This: National Take Back Your Time Day

Avoid long-term damage by prioritizing what's important: happiness and balance

For this national initiative, it’s time to look at what’s important: balance and happiness.

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Motivating Resources to Recharge Your Day

Power professionals share their favorite motivational downloads

Here are some favorite podcast picks from professionals who capture the day and make major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Out Sick: 5 of the Most Bizarre Excuses

Managers and professionals talk eyebrow-raising reasons for absences

Managers and professionals recall the most creative— and sometimes embarrassing— reasons employees cite for being…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Feminine Wiles: Why You Shouldn’t Use What You Got to Get What You Want

Using your mind--- not your body--- can reap better professional results

For some women, using feminine assets is neither unusual or uncommon for career advancement. One…

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3 Summer Productivity Killers

Beat those warm-weather urges to get lazy

Summertime can mean slacking off for some workers, but don’t get caught up in that…

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How Your Office Design Could be Bringing You Down

Decor adjustments could improve your mood---and productivity

Sometimes your drive to do well at work can be linked to your surroundings. Changing…

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3 Reasons Being A Brown-Noser Can Backfire

Sucking up to superiors can oftentimes do more bad than good

Sometimes sucking up in the office and do more harm than good.

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Fraternizing with Coworkers: Going Beyond the Water Cooler

Find balance between being a cubicle hermit and overzealous social climber

Observe the benefits and downfalls of fraternizing with coworkers and how you can manage interoffice…

By Jamie Harrison

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Toxic Management: 5 Signs of Passive Aggressive Leadership

In the office, direct authority can ensure effective team performance

Here are five signs of passive aggressive management and how you can either correct it…

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Workplace Wallflower: 5 Career Success Tips for Introverts

Ways to shine in the office and overcome shyness

Here’s how you can shine in the workplace even if your personality isn’t aggressive or…

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Top 4 Tips for Multitasking at the Office

How to make the most of your hours at work

Hey, maybe there’s not enough time in the day. Here’s how to make the most…

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The Best — and Worst — Body Language Cues in the Office

Be sure to be conscious of the unspoken message your sending in the workplace

A story can be told using no words, whether it’s through a weak handshake or…

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Dangerous Deferment: Are You Running From Your Goals?

Top ways to avoid regret and make your career dreams reality

These are top ways to overcome fear and get rid of procrastination in pursuing career…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mr(s) Disgruntled: They’re Ruining Their Professional Brands — and Your Company

How you can avoid the effects of disgruntled employees

Corporate management consultant Kathleen Brush talks angry employees and how managers can benefit from providing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Be Happier at Work

These scientifically-proven steps will ensure a positive workday

These five steps are scientifically proven to contribute to a happier workday.

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Office Shade: 6 Things to Consider When Dealing with Workplace Politics

Learn to navigate the career advancement waters properly

Some professionals play the career advancement game clean, with ethics and moral limits, while others…

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How to Deal with a Toxic Boss

Find ways to manage those Monday (through Friday) Blues

You don’t have to sit in misery at work, dealing with a terrible supervisor. Here…

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Career Tip of the Day: Keep an Accountability Record and Evaluate Yourself

Be proactive in ensuring your progressive career development

It’s never a good idea to wait on a supervisor to let you know how…

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Overtime Overkill: Why It’s OK to Leave Work On Time

Successful executives find fulfillment by focusing on productivity, not hours

Overtime can sometimes be necessary, but it’s never good to overdo it. Here’s why it’s…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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6 Tacky, Unprofessional Workplace Distractions

How to avoid extra factors that can take you off your game

From phone calls to personal issues, here’s how you avoid letting outside elements take you…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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6 Signs Your Job Is Not the Right One For You

Find the career you're compatible with

If you’re incompatible with your career, why not take steps toward pursuing a better professional…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Your company’s merger might not have the same splashy headlines as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buying Instagram or the intense game of executive musical chairs being played by Arianna Huffington and the TechCrunch editors, but the impact of a company transition on your career is no less important. You could be faced with not only answering to a new boss, but an entirely different corporate environment.


Here are five tips to avoid being a merger casualty and instead successfully transitioning your old job into the new space. --- Demetria Irwin

AOL/TechCrunch Merger Moves: 5 Ways to Successfully Survive a Company Transition

As AOL's Techcrunch changes leadership, here's employee strategy to make transition less stressful

As TechCrunch transitions into new leadership and Mark Zuckerberg plans to buy Instagram, many employees…

By Demetria Irwin

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Don’t Have Time to Schmooze? 5 Creative Ways Working Parents Can Network

Try these multitask strategies for career advancement

There are several ways you can multitask and network without having to squeeze out time…

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8 Ways Being a Parent Can Be an Asset on the Job

Use those child-rearing qualities as in-demand leveraging tools

Raising children and balancing a career can be a frustrating challenge. Here’s how parenting can…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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7 People Every Successful Woman Should Have in Her Circle

These personalities could propel you on your path to success

These personalities should be prominent in your network to promote your career advancement.

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7 Life-Changing Things to Do Before Your Morning Commute to Work

Make time for vital things that can alleviate stress

You may think you don’t have time, but make time before your work commute for…

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Bored and Disgruntled: How to Revamp and Recharge

Four ways to get out of a professional rut

Sophia Nelson, public speaker and author of Black Woman Redefined (BenBella Books; $24.95), offers four…

By Demetria Irwin

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Career Bucket List: Six Things to Do at Your Job Before You Leave

Goals that will ensure you maximize your work experience

To ensure you maximize your experiences at each phase of your career, here are six…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Respect the Position: Making Benefit of the Doubt an Ally on the Job

Boost morale and avoid stress by trusting that someone is adequately qualified

When it comes to any job, there has to be a level of trust that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Vital Things to Keep Track of on the Job

Early due diligence can guarantee future career success

Taking care of these important tasks on the job early allows you to focus on…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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4 Don’ts When Sending E-mails in the Workplace

Avoid these common communication mistakes at your job

Here are the communication mistakes to avoid when sending e-mails on your job.

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10 Relaxation Tips for the Workaholic

Achieve balance by maintaining a healthy life outside the office

Learn to leave work at your job so you can have balance and a healthy…

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With (or Tell) Your Boss

In many work environments, the line between you and your boss can seem a little…

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From Mouths of Recruiters: 4 Ways To Tank the Interview

Avoid these mistakes to land your dream job

Four common mistakes job seekers make that turn off recruiters.

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4 Destructive Workplace Myths

Common company practices that hinder productivity

Four common workplace myths and why they don’t work in the office.

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Seek Honest Evaluation on Your Job Performance

Constructive criticism in the workplace is vital

It’s vital you should seek criticism — not just kudos — in an honest evaluation…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Don’t Let Your Job Make You Sick

Strategies for good health in stressful work environments

If you’re constantly dreading going into work, so much so it affects you physically, something…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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To ‘Loc’ or Not to ‘Loc’: Women Talk the Politics of Hair in Workplace

Getting beyond negative stereotypes of a centuries-old style

Writer Starrene Rhett explores the professional issues related to women wearing dreadlocks in the workplace.

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8 Tips for Great Business Meeting Etiquette

Freshen up your workplace poise and presence skills

Madame Noire offers eight tips for proper business meeting etiquette.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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4 Quick and Beneficial Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

It's more than important to take a breather during work hours

Four quick and beneficial ways to enjoy your lunch break while at work.

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