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How To Deal When You’re In Over Your Head At Work.

Feeling like you’re in over your head? It can be daunting to face a project that seems beyond your skill level or experience. But if handled well, such assignments present a great opportunity to expand your skills and establish a strong reputation at work. Of course, accepting a… Read More

How to Shine At Your Next Work Meeting

What’s your meeting strategy? Don’t have one? You should! You REALLY should! In the working world, every meeting—big or small—offers a chance to put your best foot forward. Knowing how to handle yourself well in a meeting can distinguish you among your peers and it’s a great way… Read More

Ask Diane: Ugly Words at Work

Does your boss curse at you? How about your coworkers? For one young woman who wrote to me this week, suffering profanity has become a regular part of the business day.  For the purposes of this post, we’ll call her Claire.  She’s been working at a small company… Read More

Work: Performance Reviews are Your Friends (I Promise)

Nervous about your employee review? No question, it can be daunting to sit down with your boss and frankly assess your job performance, but it can also be incredibly beneficial, especially if you prepare ahead of time and approach it with the right attitude.  When I was just… Read More

The Four Work Languages

You’ve most likely heard of The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. After years of counseling couples, he discovered that everyone has a “love language” – the primary way an individual expresses and interprets love. The key to loving someone better is to understand her personal love… Read More