• Accepting a New Boss
    A major subtext of Shattered Glass, the film about a New Republic fabulist who made up or embellished stories, was the magazine staff’s unwillingness to accept a new editor after the firing of a beloved boss.... Don’t be that employee.
  • 5 Things to Know When You Search for Jobs in DC
    Washington, D.C., is a dynamic area to work in with plenty of opportunities. According to a spring 2015 survey conducted, Washington placed tenth in its top 25 cities for jobs. At that time there were 116,770 job openings in the District.
  • Surviving a Bad Boss
    Toxic. Bully. Saboteur. Insecure. Narcissistic. Micromanager. Jerk. If any or all of these sound like your boss, welcome to the club no one wants to join. Fellow club members can tell you how to survive a bad boss and win by landing a better gig with a good boss.
  • Managing Multiple Bosses and Teams Without Burning Out
    One of my favorite lines ever from a commencement speech was given by Bill Gates. He said, “If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.”
  • How Do Frequent Job Changes Impact Your Chances With the Next Employer?
    There is a term in the working world called “job hopping.” It is used to describe employees who spend less than a few years with a company.
  • Why Building a Team of Quality Takes Time
    Businesses today are big on teams. But creating a so-called dream team can be a challenge for many organizations. When they don't work they can actually drain productivity and waste time, leaving those searching to discover the recipe for building the perfect team scratching their heads and wonde...
  • What to Do When You Feel Undervalued at Work
    If you aren't feeling recognized at work, don't walk storm around, grumpy and irritable. Take action and receive what you deserve.
  • Are You Seeking a Job or a Career?
    Finding a job focuses on short-term goals (with potential for long-term if the right choices are made), and a career is all about planning and following a specific path. Choices made now affect the direction you'll be taking tomorrow. It all depends on where you want to be.
  • The Value of Teaching My Team Everything I Know: Should I Fear I'm Training My Replacement?
    Dating back to ancient Rome, great thinkers have believed “while we teach, we learn.” Modern research has confirmed that. It’s easy to forget that when you find yourself leading a team of talented fire-breathers who could be gunning for your job one day. If you teach them everything you know, tha...
  • Things You Should Be Asking Your Boss In Your 1:1
    After your boss says her piece in your one on one, don’t move toward the door. It’s your turn to ask questions.
  • How Thin is the Line Between Management and Leadership?
    In today's fast-paced world, are leaders and managers as easily separated as they were in decades past? Has the line blurred? If so, what attributes can apply to both managers and leaders?
  • Should I Entertain Counter Offers from My Current Employer?
    There’s a certain advantage to dealing with the devil you know, and that’s why counteroffers are tempting.
  • Navigating the Manners Minefield at Work
    If you forget to write a thank you note to your grandmother, it's likely she'll still love you. But if you can’t navigate the manners minefield at work, you could be out of a job. Changing technology has led to the relaxing of some standards, but many manners mandates from years ago remain curren...
  • Is My Best Opportunity for Promotion to Go to a Different Company?
    Sometimes hard work isn’t enough. Knowing your worth can make your decision to leave your current job easier. When your best efforts are not rewarded, it is time to move on. But do so graciously.
  • Don't Just Complete Tasks: Add Value by Thinking Like an Owner
    If you want to move ahead in your career, join the minority of employees who don’t merely complete tasks but also bring value to the workplace. In other words, think like a business owner.
  • How to Land a Job as an Unemployed Applicant
    If you're out of work, your job search may have you feeling a lot like a dusty castoff in the bargain bin. While you're probably a perfectly good candidate, it's easy to feel like your value is marked down simply by virtue of your joblessness.
  • 10 Ways to Announce Your Accomplishments At Work Without Bragging
    Excelling at work is always the goal. But taking credit for your accomplishments can leave you feeling anxious and awkward about what to say and how to say it.
  • Worst Email Mistakes and How to Fix Them
    One big email goof can create a lot of embarrassment or give a poor impression, but if you get yourself in the professional groove before hitting that send button, you can avoid most of the common email mistakes.
  • What Mom Didn’t Tell You about Job Interviews
    What mom didn’t tell you about job interviews: Here are some tips to keep in mind.
  • Six Interview Facts Everyone Assumes Are True
    Whether you're looking for a job or know someone who is, the rules of engagement are crucial in the job market. Here are 6 interview facts people assume are true.