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DON’T GO TONE-DEAF WITH YOUR EMAILS

DON’T GO TONE-DEAF WITH YOUR EMAILS

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: An email is not an opportunity to make a first impression. How I sound in an email isn’t important; everyone knows what I mean. Punctuation and grammar are for formal letters, not email. When it comes to communicating something important at work, I’m still a believer in picking up the phone or getting up…

MENOPAUSE AND THE BENEFITS OF F**K WATER

MENOPAUSE AND THE BENEFITS OF F**K WATER

Yep, hold onto your Spanx. We’re going there again, ladies. You know I like to keep it real, and menopause is the real deal. Holler if you hear me! Sex is an important part of a relationship, right? Well, when you’re going through menopause, sometimes the thought of sex can be the farthest thing from your mind, and THAT can…

DON’T BE A GOSSIP GIRL

DON’T BE A GOSSIP GIRL

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I have allies at work and in return, I am an ally, too. I keep my ear to the ground so that I’m aware of office goings on. I know the difference between good gossip and bad gossip. Do you gossip, girl? Let’s be honest, we all gossip. Especially at work. I’ve always been…

CHANGE AT WORK: ARE YOU A PESSIMIST OR OPTIMIST?

CHANGE AT WORK: ARE YOU A PESSIMIST OR OPTIMIST?

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I know that change at my job can happen at any time, in any sort of form. I keep myself up-to-date professionally online so that I’m prepared for change. Getting too comfortable in my position can be detrimental to my career growth. You’ve just gotten settled into your new position. You’ve told your mom…

DON’T BE A BASIC B – BEHAVIOURIST, THAT IS!

DON’T BE A BASIC B – BEHAVIOURIST, THAT IS!

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: No one notices me at work; it doesn’t matter if I work hard or not. My boss doesn’t really pay attention to my work and how I do it. Sometimes meetings are called and I’m not included; I don’t bother to tell anyone. Last week, I talked about being too bubbly at work and how…

WHEN TO PLAY OFFICE POLITICS

WHEN TO PLAY OFFICE POLITICS

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I know the map of the political power at my office; I know who has influence and who doesn’t and why. I have a social network at work and have made sure I’m connected across departments and internal hierarchy. I have great interpersonal skills; I can pick up on other’s emotions and act accordingly…

DARE YOU ASK FOR A BIGGER ENGAGEMENT RING? (YAASS!)

DARE YOU ASK FOR A BIGGER ENGAGEMENT RING? (YAASS!)

Ain’t this one of those topics that nobody wants to really, for real for real talk about?! I mean here you are. You’ve been delightfully proposed to by the love of your life, only you are not feeling your ring, like at all, because it is too small! We’ve already talked about how size matters … in other areas, and I’m…

GIVE YOUR COMMUNICATION STYLE A REALITY CHECK

GIVE YOUR COMMUNICATION STYLE A REALITY CHECK

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I think I’m a good listener at work, and that’s really the only skill I need to work well with my co-workers. I feel like my co-workers don’t know how to relate to me, and it makes me enjoy my job less and less. Getting my boss’s ear is a real challenge. I can’t…

ROCK THE BODY. BODY LANGUAGE, THAT IS!

ROCK THE BODY. BODY LANGUAGE, THAT IS!

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: The only thing I need to do at work to succeed is to show up on time, work hard, and do what my boss tells me. I’m already confident, and I have no problems walking around at work being the confident person I am. If I need extra tips to advance my career, I’m…