How to Manage Different Communication Styles


It’s an overdone cliché, but people often don’t hear each other. Due to a mismatch of communication styles, one may perceive another as condescending and the other, out of control and volatile. These two types … Read More

Workplace Bullying is No Joke


In October 2012, the case of Meredith Boucher, a former WalMart assistant manager in Windsor who was awarded $400,000 (reduced from $1.45M, which she was originally awarded) after being bullied by her manager, cast a … Read More

Gauging Your Success at Your New Job


It can sometimes be an unnerving experience when starting a new job. It’s a concoction of stress, anxiousness, excitement, and pure nerves. New atmosphere, coworkers, and responsibilities can make it a challenge to fall into … Read More

Dealing with office politics the right way


Ah, office politics. What to do with the ever-shifting playground of human interaction in displays of ethics, values, and power? Dealing with a colleague who rolls her eyes at your every statement or passively attacks … Read More

3 ways to avoid the work funk


It’s happened to most of us. The excitement begins to taper off at your place of employment. The adrenaline rush from the busy day-to-day activities is slowly fading, and now you start to feel that … Read More

10 things you should never wear to work


A lot of office environments these days are casual compared to the more professional Mad Men office attire a few decades past. We could blame it on the startup culture, Steve Jobs, or Steven Spielberg … Read More

Connecting with your coworkers


Fitting into a new workplace isn’t always easy. Big personalities can become overbearing and it takes a while to understand the way things work around the water cooler. The relationships you build in your workplace … Read More