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7 Ways To Turn Annoying Coworkers Into A Great Team (Hint: It's About You)

When you have an annoying coworker, everything they do can seem irritating. Annoying coworkers can be recognized by their laziness, over-sharing, obnoxious habits, poor communication, lack of hygiene - you name it! We’ve all been there.

What if your annoying coworkers aren’t really all that annoying? Not true, you may insist as you prepare a list of your coworkers annoying traits. Well I have news for you: your coworkers are not as annoying as you think.

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6 Rules for Outstanding Email Communication

We rely on email communication more than ever these days to get our message across. It’s become both a blessing and bane. Are you really communicating what you intended?

We’ve all learned the hard way how easy miscommunication is with email. The subtleties of a face-to-face or even phone conversation tend to get lost when transmitted digitally. Things you think are being said quite clearly can be obscure to the reader.

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4 Ways To Prepare For Your Best Performance Review Yet

Performance reviews can be the stuff of nightmares and fill competent professionals with fear, anxiety, and dread. Why? One reason employees dread reviews is because many companies, and even more managers, don’t understand the function and value of reviews as an opportunity for employee engagement, motivation and growth.

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7 Must-Have Leadership Skills For Administrative Professionals

No matter your day-to-day responsibilities or your specific role in your organization, you are a leader. Honing your leadership skills in the workplace helps you gain confidence, improves your work satisfaction, strengthens your resume, and sets you up for success in all you do! You and your work are in the spotlight during Administrative Professionals Week, so this is a great time to focus on the strengthening your skills as a leader of your office team.

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5 Ways To Make Every Work Day A Friday

Ugh, not another Monday! Or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday. Are you wasting valuable energy and enthusiasm dreading every day that’s not Friday?

Okay, maybe you like Thursday because it’s the day before Friday. Perhaps you tolerate Wednesday because it’s the halfway point of the work week.

Come on, is Friday really the best day of the week? That all depends on your outlook. I'm here to tell you every workday could be the best day of the week.

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To Say Or Not To Say In The Office

I read an article listing the top things never to say to your boss. It was a ridiculous article that focused on the boss’s needs and made employees sound like whiny self-centered complainers, which in my professional experience this is very rarely the case.

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