• The Kind of Relationships You Need to Grow Your Career
    There are many kinds of relationships that form in the workplace. But only some of them can help advance your career. Find out how to build the relationships you need to do so.
  • What Are Online Professional Relationships and Why Do They Matter
    The emergence of work from home has changed how people experience work and others. Online professional relationships matter now more than ever. Read on to learn how to cultivate them!
  • How Do You Keep Online Professional Relationships Fresh?
    The advice I have given thus far holds true for professional relationships overall, but there are some slight differences that will enable you to thrive. Read on to learn how to sustain and grow long-term online relationships!
  • How Do You Locate and Initiate Online Professional Relationships?
    Welcome Back. Last week I shared with you a piece about Online Professional Relationships and Why They Matter. If you agree that they do, I want to offer a strategy for making and locating more potential relationships. 
  • The Rules of Engagement of Hiring from Suppliers or Partner Companies
    There are some basic rules of engagement which should be heeded when hiring from a partner company or trusted supplier. Proceed with caution, and remember these critical rules of engagement:
  • How to Respectfully “Break Up” with a Recruiter
    In any relationship, ghosting someone when you want to “break up” is considered rude and cowardly. Relationships with recruiters are no exception. If you’ve decided the recruiter you’ve been working with, or the job they are advocating for, is not a good fit, you need to come clean. Here are som...
  • Mastering the Art of "Manage Up"
    Everyone in the workplace is a manager of relationships—and the most important relationship you have at work is with your boss. This means you must learn the art of "managing up." Read on to learn more!
  • How to Find a Mentor at Work
    How do you find a mentor at work? Mentors challenge your thinking, help you avoid mistakes and provide career guidance that, ideally, will allow you to achieve your goals faster.
  • Best Practices for Staying In Touch With Former Coworkers
    You’ve left your job behind, but you’d like stay connected with your former coworkers. They might be willing to be a reference for your next job. They can help you build and maintain your professional network. You may even end up working together again—at their next company or maybe at a new vent...
  • 6 Myths about Office Romance You’ll Want to Stop Believing
    Office romance seems to work out on the screen. This encourages people to believe they, too, can mix business and pleasure. They’re sure that even if the romance ends, the professional relationship won’t be damaged. Best case scenario is…best case scenario, so before you take the leap, see if you...
  • How To Figure Out Your New Boss
    Your relationship with your boss can make or break your happiness at work. Whether you're the new one on the team or your boss is, it can be challenging to figure out your supervisor, but it needs to be one of your top priorities. Try the following strategies to decode your boss's behavior.
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Dating a Coworker
    Much to HR's chagrin, your office is primed for romance. You and your coworkers spend at least 40 hours a week together; you share common interests; and you may sometimes enjoy adult beverages together to blow off steam. Sparks will fly, and if they do, you need to know the dos and don'ts of dati...
  • How to Actively Network While in Isolation
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, industry events are being canceled and professional gatherings are prevented by isolation and shelter in place policies.
  • Can Managers Be Friends With Their Employees?
    One of the costs of being the boss is the changed dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. Just as parents must set healthy boundaries with their children, managers must determine how best to connect with their employees. Here’s How.
  • How to Manage Your Peers when They Used to Be Your Friends
    Exactly how do you set appropriate professional boundaries with a friend you sing a duet with every weekend at the local karaoke bar? Can you remain objective when you write up her performance review?
  • How to Create an Intentional Workplace Culture
    In the workplace, unleashing potential does not require a dramatic increase to pay, perks, or benefits. And it’s not about hiring and developing superstars.
  • Virtual Conversations to Have With a New Boss
    Figuring out a new boss can be hard. Figuring out a new boss you may only ever see over video chat? Doubly hard. Read on for some tips to navigate this fairly new phenomenon.
  • The Worst Networking Mistakes We've Seen
    Like any relationship, business networks need cultivation and care. Here are some of the worst networking mistakes we’ve seen and tips for avoiding them.
  • How to authentically “keep in touch” with your network
    Connecting with people in an authentic way has become hard. Technological advancement makes it easier to find our people, it has also changed how we meaningfully connect. 
  • At Work, Happiness Is an Outcome, Not A Goal
    A fixation on “happiness” is evidence of a significant change in people’s relationship with work. In fact, research shows that having “happy employees” is not a goal worthy of an organization’s energy and brainpower.