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3 Ways to Foster Professional Development in the Workplace

By Jamie Nichol

Professional development opportunities in the workplace are more important now than ever before. The next generation of workers are the famous millennials, and companies are working to adapt their programming in order to attract this powerful group that is filled with new ideas and different priorities.

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How To Manage Office Bullies, From Co-workers To Bosses

By William Arruda

Bullies typically manage up and make life difficult for their subordinates – although some terrorize their colleagues and bosses too. The code of conduct may seem humorous or hyperbolic, but it’s no laughing matter to the victims of the office bullying – who comprise 35% of the workforce, according to Workplace Bullying Institute.

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What "Take Your Child to Work Day" Looks Like at an Online University

By Amy N. Panzarella, SPHR, SHRM – SCP
Vice President, Human Resources at American Public University System

Since 2008, APUS has participated in the nationally recognized, “Bring Your Son or Daughter to Work Day.” On April 23, we welcomed students to our campus in Charles Town, W.Va. and offered each of them a unique opportunity to assimilate into a professional work environment; learn more about potential career opportunities; and understand what their parent does to contribute to APUS’s mission.

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Benefits and Disadvantages of Teleworking – An Employee’s Perspective

By Jessica Bigger
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

As more and more companies shrink their office space and move in the direction of 100% teleworking for their workforce, more individuals are starting to question whether the advantages of telecommuting outweigh the disadvantages.

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Don't Get Disciplined: 5 Things You Should Not Do at Work

By Dr. John D. Moore
Online Career Tips, Special Contributor

As a career counselor and college educator, I have worked with scores of people who have found themselves in deep trouble with their employer because they unintentionally did some things that caused them to be disciplined. The “penalties” run the gamut – from having to endure an informal “sit-down” talk with the boss to a formal write up that is placed in the employee’s file. Other behaviors, however, have resulted in more serious actions – meaning termination.

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Self-Promotion is a Leadership Skill

By Bonnie Marcus

Despite the fact that most women understand the importance of self-promotion for their advancement, they do not intentionally use it. We have been conditioned to take the back seat and wait to be recognized. As a consequence, we often have this inner argument about how to proceed with self-promotion. We know we should do more of it. We know we should be better at it. But at the same time, it’s much more comfortable to stay focused on doing our work.

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Dealing With Limited Resources

By Ben Silverman

It has taken me a while to get a handle on dealing with my limited resources and all of my PR duties, but I have come up with some simple rules to get me through the day.

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Good Intentions, Poor Leadership

By Dr. Suzanne Minarcine
Faculty Director, School of Business at American Public University

I’ve sometimes encountered people who I thought were really out to try to see how negative they could be, at least in the leadership category. However, bad leadership does not have to be the result of negative intentions; sometimes poor leadership is the result of a lack of forethought and understanding of the organization’s mission.

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