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10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Take these annoying, cringeworthy and overused terms out of your office vocabulary.
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How To Defend Your Productivity Against Energy Vampires - Fast Company

How To Defend Your Productivity Against Energy Vampires - Fast Company | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

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We had lunch together only once, and I remember that what little I knew about his personal life always felt like too much.

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6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable

6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, having to be somewhere for 8+ hours each day, even if you like it, isn’t ideal. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of us would prefer to be doing something other than our jobs if we felt we had the choice.
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» Self-Protection in a Bully-Prone Workplace

» Self-Protection in a Bully-Prone Workplace | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a new job, or have just started one, it pays to read the signs of a bully-prone workplace early so that you can take adequate steps to
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11 Tips You Need To Take To Win In Office Politics

11 Tips You Need To Take To Win In Office Politics | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there. There’s that one boss or co-worker who makes your life a living nightmare. It could be that your boss is a compulsive liar or has favorites on the team.
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3 Ways To Get Your Manager To, Well, Manage

3 Ways To Get Your Manager To, Well, Manage | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
While getting micromanaged is never fun, the other end of the spectrum is tough, too. Here's how to give your manager the hint when you need some guidance.
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Learning to Say "No"

Learning to Say "No" | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

I’ve made my share of good decisions during my career. But, as far as time management goes, I freely admit my struggles. Last year I drafted the post The Ugly Truth About Time Management, (partially based on my own relationship with time). Interestingly, it has been the most well read post at The Office Blend. Which leads me to believe that time — and our relationship with it — is a universal challenge.

 
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I found this article really helpful and relevant because I agreed to be in an extracurricular group despite my busy schedule between work, school, and rehearsal. I have to say no. This piece describes the reasons as to why people don't say no. It may be internal such as "I'm saying yes because I'm nice/don't want to miss out." They could also be external forces that "need" your help. Saying no does not mean you are weak, it just means you know your limits.

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RIP Cubicles: Why Agencies Are Gaga Over Open-Office Plans

RIP Cubicles: Why Agencies Are Gaga Over Open-Office Plans
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Fifteen years later, the cubicle is nearing extinction, replaced by a new formula for workplace synergy — the open-office concept. And it’s driving people crazy in a whole new way.

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Are You an Asker or a Guesser?

Are You an Asker or a Guesser? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Question Designed by Rémy Médard for the Noun Project
A new theory (created by Andrea Donderi) is that there are two separate kinds of  ”ask” cultures you can be raised in.
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Seven Ways To Ruin Your Professional Reputation

Seven Ways To Ruin Your Professional Reputation | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
This is an update of an article by Jenna Goudreau: When career consultant and Forbes contributor Emily Bennington started researching her book on women’s career success, Who Says It’s A Man’s World: The Girls Guide To Corporate Domination, she came...
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Summary Review of Key Points

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. A review and summary of the book.
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The Simple Secret To Getting More Opportunities At Work

The Simple Secret To Getting More Opportunities At Work | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you want to be on the fast track to projects and promotions, this one habit will help you get there.
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How to Tell Your Boss 'No' — Without Saying 'No'

How to Tell Your Boss 'No' — Without Saying 'No' | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Your boss asks you to take on a new project, and your first thought is: “There is just no way.” Maybe it’s because you’re already juggling three projects near deadline, or maybe you fundamentally disagree with his strategy.
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How To (Nicely) Say No To An Unwanted Project

How To (Nicely) Say No To An Unwanted Project | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Saying, "Um, I don't want to," can be tricky. So next time you get a request you don't want to accept, use these scripts.
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50 REALLY Bad Answers to “What is Your Greatest Weakness?”

50 REALLY Bad Answers to “What is Your Greatest Weakness?” | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Almost everyone dreads that one question – the job interview staple so inexplicably routine it has become the biggest cliché in the entire hiring process (and the subject of hundreds of blog posts on how to best answer).

“What is your greatest weakness?”

Just for fun, we decided to take a little different look at this question… and the answer. Using two words only, and with tongue firmly in cheek, here might be the worst possible answers to the worst question ever asked in a job interview:

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Just for fun ;-)

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How to survive in an open-plan office

How to survive in an open-plan office | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Amy Molloy: If red flags, funny hats and police tape don't stop your colleagues from invading your space, there's only one thing for it. Just be really unpleasant
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7 Things You Should Never Utter at Work

7 Things You Should Never Utter at Work | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What you say around the office can leave a lasting impression—and these eight phrases will definitely leave the wrong one.
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What To Do When A Colleague Tries To Sabotage Your Career

What To Do When A Colleague Tries To Sabotage Your Career | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
If you suspect a colleague is trying to sink your career, here’s what you’ll want to do.
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12 Most Practical Strategies to Beat Stress at Work

12 Most Practical Strategies to Beat Stress at Work | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Judy Martin has some soothing suggestions with the 12 Most Practical Strategies to Beat Stress at Work.
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10 Tips For Winning Over Your Colleagues

10 Tips For Winning Over Your Colleagues | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Do you have colleagues who are curt, callous, or just plain cold toward you? That's not so uncommon--but in most cases, you'll want to do what you can to win them over.
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What Strong Emotions Reveal About the Way You Work

What Strong Emotions Reveal About the Way You Work | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
These seven emotions tell you what you're doing wrong (and right) in the office.
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10 Ways To Remove The Distractions That Keep You From Doing the Best At Work

10 Ways To Remove The Distractions That Keep You From Doing the Best At Work | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Here are 10 ways to enhance your productivity if you remove the distractions at work.
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donhornsby's curator insight, January 24, 6:23 AM

From the article: Life is fast, time flies and nobody’s going to wait or take pity on you because you stayed behind, absorbed with distractions and useless clutter. If you’re not careful, they will ruin your life before you know it. There are hundreds of decoys jumping in the front seat of your life and, collectively, they will take over the steering wheel if you allow them. They always promise extraordinary results and outstanding effects but what they really do is keep you from doing important things and achieving your big goals. You have no choice but to remove them if you have dreams and aspirations to attain.

 

There are several areas of life where these distractions can be managed and eliminated.

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21 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body | Slideshow

21 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body | Slideshow | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Stress. Long hours. Sitting all day. This just scratches the surface.
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donhornsby's curator insight, January 12, 1:56 PM

(From the article): The stress, long hours, and sedentary nature of your modern office job are sucking the life out of you -- literally.


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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Do you check your phone for text messages or emails during business meetings? According to new research from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, you are probably annoying your boss and colleagues.
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5 Small Workspace Changes That Will Make You More Productive

5 Small Workspace Changes That Will Make You More Productive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

It’s two o’clock in the afternoon and your mind has gone blank. Your fingers hover over the keys as you struggle to capture your last thought. You can’t think of an immediate reason for your lag in productivity, but you suddenly feel distracted and restless. For business owners, however, paying attention to the research on various workplace issues can make a big difference in the daily output of each worker, not to mention overall morale.

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