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Bad Habit Slimdown, Week 27: Venting

By J. Mason Online Career Tips Editor Besides a punching bag, what is a better way to get out stress besides venting? We all have that person at work we complain to when things don't go our way, or something went haywire. This is fine, and a healthy way to rid yourself of stress, but too much of it can make you come across as a complainer always looking to deflect their issues.

How to Thrive When the Boss is Never Around

By Jacquelyn Smith, Forbes.com Special to Online Career Tips Does it seem like your boss is never around? Is it difficult to track her down? Impossible to schedule a time to meet with him? As managers are still being pressed to do more with less staff, it’s rare for bosses to spend the time needed with employees to yield optimal results. Depending on the workplace culture, leadership style and team dynamics, the boss’s absence can have either a profoundly negative impact, or an extremely positive impact.

Putting the Fun in Functional Workspace

By Madeline Kronfeld Online Career Tips Contributor As long as your company allows you to decorate your space, I encourage you to do so. If you want your desk or office to look professional rather than resembling a toy store then a funny coffee mug, fresh flowers and plants, or a mouse pad with your favorite sports team’s logo are subtle ways to add that personal feel to your workspace. The main thing to remember about making your space feel like home is to keep it organized. A dozen picture frames take up a lot of space so limit yourself to just three or four.

Bad Habit Slimdown, Week 24: Having Work Debts

By J. Mason Online Career Tips Editor In a friendship one of the best ways to make things awkward quick is to lend money. While we may be happy to do it, the longer it takes to get paid back the more distant that friend may be. The same goes for work debts. Instead of money being exchanged it's a promise of work that's part of the transaction. You may be doing your work friend a favor, but that could come back to hurt you later if you don't deliver as promised.

5 Reasons Leaders Become Followers

By Glen Llopis, Forbes.com Special to Online Career Tips It’s hard to distinguish the leaders from the followers these days. So many leaders are playing it safe, holding themselves, their teams and their organizations back because they choose to follow instead of lead. Leadership is about taking risks, seeing opportunities others don’t see, unleashing your passion, being entrepreneurial, working with a generous purpose and strengthening the promise of a better workplace culture.