Unhappy at Work?

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Here are some steps to consider I hear from people who are unhappy at work every workday. My interactions range from brief conversations to ongoing coaching, encouragement and guidance. These interactions can include quiet, reasonable and fulfilling talks, but can also include frustrating rants from individuals who prefer living in misery over improving their lives. […]

Dealing with negative self-talk

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It seems it is oftentimes easier to encourage and support those around you who are doubting themselves or beating themselves up than it is to encourage yourself. This quick read could help you support your coworkers, friends and loved ones even further. It could also help you help yourself. The article provides useful information, which […]

Some thoughts on dealing with toxic people

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Our most-read post on social media and through email marketing is a quick summary regarding how emotionally intelligent people effectively deal with toxic people. Difficult and poisonous people mess things up for the rest of us, at work and outside of work. The more we can incorporate strategies to deal with these types of people, […]

Will MLS owners really end its players’ union contract?

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Invoking a seldom-used clause could terminate the collective bargaining agreement – and set off monumental legislative and legal battles In a move that could prompt calls for federal antitrust litigation, and will undoubtedly lead to court challenges, Major League Soccer has informed the MLS Players’ Association that it will invoke a clause that basically allows one side […]

The best productivity apps

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Fast Company has put together this list of apps to help make you more productive, whether working from home, the office, or a coffee shop patio (if it is open). Even though I was just talking to my daughter about going back to a paper organizer, I am going to look into some of these.

The work-from-home experiment continues; what happens next?

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We’re keeping tabs on how employees and employers are assessing remote working arrangements during the pandemic. Most already know the pros and cons, so we don’t dive into that much. It’s just that the prospects of what happens after we transition into a new normal are fascinating. We first shared this article a month ago, […]

After the crisis, will workplaces be the same?

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With many successfully completing their work from home during the coming weeks, will employees expect to continue working remotely? Work is going to be different for most people during the coming weeks or months. Unfortunately, some will not be working at all. Some will be working from home. Those people will learn what freelancers, contractors […]

In midst of betrayal and scandal, how will autoworkers decide if a UAW-negotiated contract should be ratified?

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How will free-thinking automaker workers analyze any tentative agreement that would end the GM-UAW strike? I’d be wondering, “is this the best they could do?”More importantly, I’d be wondering if the strike was even necessary, or just a way to distract workers from all of the corruption, lies and deceit. Group-think members will probably vote […]

Workplace empathy really matters

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Helping everyone truly understand each team member’s role and the challenges within can improve communication and productivity at your site. It can also improve the chances that managers and employees will enjoy going to work.