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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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How to Hold One-On-One Meetings With Your Team Members

By Liz Ryan

One-on-one meetings are a fantastic idea. To start the ball rolling, meet with your teammates together at the same time in the same room. (That’s called a staff meeting, a team meeting or a department meeting). If you haven’t been doing meetings like that yet, start with an initial team meeting before you begin the one-one-one meetings, so that you don’t freak out your teammates.

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4 Life Lessons from Being a Working Professional

By Tiffany Young
Online Career Tips Contributor

For most people, lessons happen along the way. It’s what you do with those tidbits of vital information that is most important. Just when we think we’ve learned something, life comes along and shows us there’s more. Here are four tips that are a result of my most recent life lessons while working on the job.

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Improve the View from Your Work Silo

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

We all know that having people work in silos isn’t the desirable way to operate a business. Yet, many of us do. Some of the sure signs are a limited range of work and minimal interactions with other teams. Like the storage silos found on farms, work silos are places with no view beyond the inside of one area of the operation.

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How Wreaths Brought Thousands Together

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Before most people go in search of their coffee cup on a Saturday morning I, along with numerous coworkers, was up way too early for a great cause. Wreaths Across America is a somber event that takes all over the United States, as well as more than 24 overseas cemeteries. The main event takes place in Arlington National Cemetery, where I was before the sun came up on December 13, 2014.

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