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  • 3 Ways You Are Working Harder and Not Smarter

    We are told all the time that productivity and success require working smarter and not harder. But what exactly are we doing that is causing us to work harder and how are these habits hindering our quests for a healthy work-life balance?
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  • 3 Memory Tricks to Become Smarter and More Productive

    Improving our memory skills increases productivity at work and, in general, makes our lives a little easier. From remembering where we stashed our keys to remembering the boss's detailed instructions, the following tips and tricks will make us work smarter and be more productive. How many of these are you familiar with?

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  • 3 Benefits of Whole Foods' Open Salaries

    While some companies still cling to policies that bar employees from discussing their salaries, Whole Foods is one that actually allows and encourages you to peep your co-workers' salaries. Even if you don't want to disclose what you’re making (or not making) there are benefits to open salaries. Here are three.
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  • Stop Complaining About Being Overworked, Unless You Live in One of These 5 Countries

    Americans may think they’re being overworked, but a new study shows that they’re just being a bunch of wimps compared to professionals in these five nations.
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  • Everyone Hates Performance Reviews

    Recent research suggests that even top performers and those motivated to learn for the sake of learning hate performance reviews. Given that managers tend to dislike giving criticism as much (if not more) than workers dislike receiving it, is there any point in having a formal review process to begin with?

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  • How Workers Over 50 Bring Value to the Workplace

    It isn’t an easy task for any age group to find work sometimes. But workers over 50 have the most difficulty finding work of any age group. Before putting older workers out to pasture, employers should consider the benefits and skills that workers over 50 bring to the workplace.
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  • Why Being a Whistle-blowing Employee Is a Good Thing

    Many employees are discouraged to voice their concerns in the workplace, especially those that are not in managerial or upper-level positions. However, we’ll take a look at how speaking up can actually make you a valuable asset to your employer.
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  • 3 Steps to Change Bad Work Habits

    We all have habits that we'd like to change, and some of those habits decrease our work productivity. Procrastination and messiness are big problems for some professionals, but there are also seemingly small habits such as nail-biting or hair twirling that, believe it or not, can have negative repercussions at work. They look unprofessional and color how bosses, co-workers, and clients perceive you. The following three basic approaches to changing bad work habits may be applied to any and all behaviors you'd like to change.

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  • It’s Not Too Late! Kick Post-Holiday Fatigue and Start Off 2014 Right

    Now that the holiday madness is over and the New Year has been rung in, you’re probably getting a bad case of post-holiday fatigue. Here are five ways to get yourself out of a rut and back into the groove of things.
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  • Why You Want to Nap at Work, and What to Do About It

    Need a nap? If you're at work, that's probably not a good thing. The key is to figure out why you're tired. Sometimes, we stay up too late, but fatigue can also be a chronic condition, or a response to stress. If we understand why we're sleepy, we might be able to examine our own situation and gain more energy at work.
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  • Hate Your Job? Then Get More Sleep

    We’ve all been taught that hard work pays off, but at what cost? Studies show that workaholics who consistently burn the midnight oil might actually be hurting their careers in the long run due to sleep deprivation. We’ll take a look at how getting more zzz’s can enhance your mood and well-being, and, more importantly, your career potential.
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  • Sorry, Not Sorry: Can Apologizing Too Much Hurt Your Career?

    Whether you’re a high-ranking executive or an entry-level employee, being too remorseful could negatively affect your reputation as a professional and cause others to perceive you as weak. We’ll examine how too many apologies could leave your career in a sorry state of affairs.
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  • 3 Ways to Calm Work Anxieties

    Anxiety is a drain on our energy and our productivity. It causes procrastination, poor job performance and decreases our quality of life. It is also common. Instead of letting anxiety destroy you, you may come to understand and overcome anxiety at work by using proven psychological techniques. Psychology Today offers useful tips and answers to questions about anxiety and productivity.
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  • Just Say No to Being a Yes Man

    There are plenty of reasons to "be yourself." First thing that comes to mind is personal satisfaction. But is being yourself a good idea in the workplace? If you'd say no, consider this: harnessing your own idiosyncrasies might help you to stand out. You might succeed in business because you are unique, not in spite of it.
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  • Why One Company Decided to Nix Management Entirely

    What if your employer told you that you would have full control over your day-to-day functions and responsibilities at work from here on out? One brave company took the road less traveled and did just that. See what led to the decision to eliminate management and give employees full control of their lives and careers.
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  • Survey Says: 87 Percent of Employees Don’t Trust Their Bosses

    Terrible bosses are everywhere, and they’re causing employees to not only mentally check out at work, but lose trust in their superiors, too. It’s an epidemic that Office Space poked fun at with its horrible boss, Bill Lumbergh, but the reality is, the Lumberghs of the world are causing employees to hate their jobs … a lot.
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  • 5 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Career at the Company Holiday Party

    A little booze never hurt anyone, right? Well, if you’re talking about boozing at the company holiday party, then you’re absolutely wrong. We’ll show you what to do if you care to obliterate any chances you have at a thriving career … ever.
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  • Should Employees Be Allowed to Surf Social Media at Work?

    Social media can be a great escape for those times when work becomes overwhelming or downright boring. Not surprisingly, many companies are reluctant to encourage what they see as time-wasting on the part of their workers. Is it ever OK, then, for employers to limit their employees' use of social media at work?
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  • 3 Tips for Dealing With a Sneaky, Manipulative Co-Worker

    Proving yourself to your boss is hard enough. Add those manipulative co-workers to the mix and you have yourself an impossible situation – or do you? We’ll examine how to identify who those wheeler-dealer colleagues are and how to effectively deal with them so that you can shine bright in your career.
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  • 4 Resiliency Lessons When Work Is Tough

    Work isn't always easy. Difficult bosses, difficult clients, and feeling trapped at work may lead to depression and other health problems. Building resiliency helps you maintain both physical and psychological health.
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