“Mean Girl” Myth BUSTED- Experts Examine Why Women Don’t Get Along at Work

A persistent cultural meme insists that the greatest threat to professional women is other women—backstabbing, conniving “queen bees” and “mean girls.” Hogwash, say the coauthors of IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S THE WORKPLACE: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias That Built It , who investigated these stereotypes using surveys, social science research, and interviews. Conclusion: there’s Read More …

Using Forgiveness To Get Ahead in Your Career

Forgiveness isn’t usually a strategy we consider when trying to get ahead in our careers. It’s particularly difficult to practice forgiveness in our current climate, where inequalities at work continue to surface and trend. But for management consultant Christie Lindor forgiveness has in fact been the primary force propelling her forward in her career. Her Read More …

A Guide to Writing a Great Professional Email

As a website owner, I receive a lot of emails. Several factors go into which emails I ignore and which ones warrant a response. These factors are important when it comes to crafting an attention grabbing, professional email. Below, how to write a great professional email that will get a response. The Title Matters Your Read More …

Highly Sensitive Person: Learn to Set Boundaries

One major quality of a Highly Sensitive Person is that we tend to retreat when things get overwhelming. Others may interpret this as weakness or being a “quitter”. However, it’s crucial for the HSP to recognize a toxic situation, be it a job, hobby or relationship. We should also not feel guilty for removing ourselves Read More …

5 Signs You’re in a Bad Friendship

Finding a good friend is difficult, especially as we get older. Friends from school move away, start careers and stop initiating contact. Therefore, when we find a friend or manage to keep a friend from school, we’re motivated to maintain the relationship even when it’s not healthy. Sometimes we stay in relationships because we don’t Read More …

Five Difficult Workplace Types–and How to Get Them to Cooperate

  By Judith Orloff MD   The workplace is filled with difficult personalities–bullies, know-it-alls, rumor mongers… Our fallback reaction when faced with problem people at work is to either assert ourselves or walk swiftly in the other direction. But there’s a middle ground, a way of communicating that’s more effective, because it’s not rigid or Read More …

Dealing with a Workplace Bully

Whether it’s a jealous coworker that tries to undermine you or a supervisor who loves to yell, you’ll likely deal with a workplace bully at some point in your career. You may have a great job otherwise, but a single individual can make going to work everyday a dreadful experience. Luckily, there are a few Read More …

Maintaining College Friendships After Graduation

Making friends becomes less of a priority we get older, despite the fact that friendships become even more crucial to our emotional and physical well-being. Between work and family obligations, even the best relationships can deteriorate.  College provides the perfect environment for making friends, and graduation shouldn’t signal the end of our college friendships. Keeping relationships Read More …