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  • What to Do When You’re Bored At Work (Other Than Eating)

    At some point, we've all been bored at work. Maybe the busy season is over or you're the unlucky soul alone in the office between Christmas and New Year's. No matter the reason, at some point you're going to find yourself with some extra time to fill. Here are a few ideas to keep you out of trouble—and out of the candy jar.
  • The Feedback Your Employees Really Want

    The employee evaluation process is awkward at best. The trick to making the situation more beneficial and less painful for all involved is to focus on giving the types of feedback employees really want: feedback that's frequent, constructive, and actionable, as well as delivered in an appropriate manner. Here’s how to give just that.
  • What Your Boss's 1:1 Style Says About Them…And You

    Whether your boss gravitates toward big meetings and group projects or prefers to work individually with their employees, he will have to conduct one-on-one meetings. Some take the buddy-buddy approach, some use a coaching or mentoring style, and others take advantage of the opportunity to micromanage you. You probably know your boss’s preference from experience, but do you know what his 1:1 approach says about him?
  • Can I Excel at My Job, Enjoy a Social Life, and Get Enough Sleep?

    “Can I excel at my job, enjoy a social life, and get enough sleep?” We’ve all asked ourselves some version of this question, and our answers typically fall somewhere between a self-defeating no and derisive laughter at our own foolishness. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to excel at your job, enjoy a social life, and get enough sleep. The solution is simple: schedule your time judiciously. In practice…not so simple. Here’s how to do it.