Understanding Corporate Culture to Improve Professional Presence

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What defines the corporate culture of your organization? In this day and age of casual organizational structures where flextime and work at home time are widely accepted, establishing a well-defined culture is fundamental to business success. Corporate culture is an organization’s personality and understanding that structure will help you build professional credibility within the cultural… Read more »

How to Address Workplace Conflict with Confidence & Integrity

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As Stephen R. Covey, author of Principle Centered Leadership said, “effective communication is built on the cement of trust, and trust is based on trustworthiness, not politics.” Open and effective communication requires confidence as well as skill. This confidence allows you to confront uncomfortable issues, politics and conflict in the workplace. Conflict in business is… Read more »

A Meditative Approach to Conflict Resolution

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You spend a large percentage of your waking hours with your colleagues and employees. You get to know their strengths, weaknesses, quirks and good and bad habits, so it is inevitable that moments of tension or conflict occur from time to time within the office. Managing many different personalities and dealing with difficult people can… Read more »

Workplace Bullying on the Rise

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More people are encountering bullies in the workplace, according to a new study from CareerBuilder, conducted by Harris Interactive. In a sample of more than 3,800 workers nationwide, 35 percent of workers said they have felt bullied on the job, up from 27 percent 2011. The Effects of Workplace Bullying Almost half of workers don’t… Read more »

Dealing with Difficult People Through Office Politics

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In the past, the prevailing wisdom was to separate oneself from office politics, to sidestep dealing with difficult people in order to be viewed as a more mature, valuable employee. However, Jeffrey Pfeffer, a business professor at Stanford University, challenged that view in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Rather than seeing office politics as… Read more »