• How to Ask Your Boss for More Vacation Time
    Other than a salary increase, most employees’ top request would be for more vacation time. Learn what to do—and what not to do—when considering asking your boss for more days off.
  • At work, connection with coworkers makes all the difference
    Think about jobs you either loved or loathed. Apart from the work itself, your relationship with coworkers was probably key. The people we work alongside impact how we feel about what we do.
  • Abbe's Winding Path
    "In reality the only way to learn something new is to have a beginner’s mind. As coaches like to say - “be willing to suck at it.” No one starts out learning French with a perfect French accent and extended vocabulary. It takes time to lay the foundation to master a language. With a beginner’s mi...
  • How to Give Feedback to Your Boss
    Giving feedback to your boss can be a tricky endeavor. How do you offer your thoughts in a respectful way? Discover how to open up dialogue without putting your boss on the defensive.
  • When Is Moonlighting OK?
    Like many people today, you may have taken to moonlighting outside of your regular 9-to-5 to make ends meet—but that could potentially be a big problem. Do you know when it’s ok to take on a second job?
  • Coded Words at Work
    Once someone opens up to your eyes about the unintended consequences of your words you start to get very aware of doing better and mindful of what you say.
  • Companies must carefully implement, and measure, a return to office life
    Employers are looking to put more butts into office seats in 2023. It reflects the push and pull over working conditions in a post-COVID business environment.
  • Employees really want to know what direction they are going
    If you ask people who love their job why they love their job, the word “direction” comes up a lot. As in, working for an organization where everyone is headed in the same direction. It’s one of the hallmarks of a Top Workplace.
  • Akash’s Winding Path
    I could not be the leader I needed to be if I was not taking care of myself first. Through amazing mentorship from my manager, supportive family and friends, therapy, and deep self-reflection, I was able to shift my own practices and mindsets in a way that made the work more sustainable for the l...
  • What We Learn When the Humiliating Happens At Work
    There will come a time when you will do, or say something embarrassing, at work. If it hasn’t happened already, it will. It has been almost fifteen years since my particular…experience.
  • Plays Well with Others: How to Show Off Your Soft Skills
    It is easy to discount the importance of soft skills—after all, shouldn’t everyone know how to get along with others? But not preparing to showcase your interpersonal skills would be a mistake. Learn how to shine the spotlight on your soft skill as a job applicant.
  • On the job, find ways to be what’s better about 2023
    Another year, another opportunity to do better. What can you do to create a better work experience in 2023, not only for you, but for those around you?
  • How to Use Active Listening in an Interview
    One of the best ways to prepare for job interviews is to develop active listening skills. Learning how to masterfully use verbal and non-verbal cues to fully participate in a conversation will help you land the job and be successful once you’re hired.
  • How to Write Your Yearly Performance Goals
    It’s that time again—time to start thinking about how to write your performance goals for the coming year. But how do you write objectives you’ll be able to achieve?
  • Jamie’s Winding Path
    Jamie resides in Hyattsville MD and transitioned from being a theater performer and producer to working in tech sales. He received a BA in Theater Arts and now serves as the VP of Sales at Impactive and as an Associate in Storytelling & Messaging at KNP Communications.
  • Emojis, Memes, and GIFs: Are They Shortcuts to Friendly Work Chat?
    You send them to your friends and family all the time—in fact, some of your conversations are made up almost entirely of emojis, memes, and GIFs—but should you also use them to connect with coworkers?
  • What To Do After a Painful Job Loss
    So, what do you do when suddenly the job you loved is no longer yours and the employer you thought of so highly spurns you?
  • This season, give the gift of appreciation at work
    Here are four helpful tips for crafting the perfect end-of-year note
  • Choosing the Role That Fits Your Authentic Self
    “Workplace authenticity” is a frequent topic of conversation among HR professionals. What does it mean to you as a job applicant, and how can you figure out whether you will be able to bring your true self to a new employer?
  • Career Transitions: Should You Change Your Role or Let It Ride to Retirement?
    It is never too late to pursue your professional dreams, but before you make the leap to a new role mid- to late-career, you’ll want to ask yourself these hard questions.