Category Archives: How to Be Happy at Work

Rate Your Workplace Happiness

This is the time of year when new initiatives are starting, bonuses are often paid, and things get into a routine at work.  It’s a perfect time to look at your workplace happiness.  Do you “love” your job?   If not, it might be time to take inventory and consider your options. More than a third […]

10 Things to Do for Your Career Success

Below are 10 things we feel are key to making your professional future and life a lot easier: Know how to explain ‘what you do’. Refining your elevator pitch does take practice. It was also change throughout your career. Be so good at explaining what you do that people never forget it. Know your career non-negotiables. Be […]

How Your Spouse or Partner Affects Your Work Success

Choosing the right person to spend your life with is an important decision for your overall life happiness.  How can this choice affect your career success? When it comes to promotions/raises, your spouse or partner may be exerting a bigger influence than you think, suggests a recent study from Washington University in St. Louis. The […]

How to Avoid Workplace Burnout

Burnout has been called the epidemic of the modern workplace. Burnout is the mental and physical exhaustion you experience when the demands of your work consistently exceed the amount of energy you have available. Here are some basic “do’s” and “don’ts” to avoid burnout and stay motivated…   Do: Set boundaries around the use of your […]

Your Superpower vs. Your Kryptonite

The one question all successful people can answer immediately is, “if you had a super power what would it be?”. The question is asking if you know yourself well enough to identify your competitive advantage. Don’t already know your superpower? Ask yourself these 3 questions… What is the quality you are most proud of? What is the quality that makes […]

How to break up with a job you’re not in love with…

Breaking up is hard to do. Whether you are ending a personal relationship or a work relationship it is important to do it with dignity and openness. Expect feelings to be hurt, but if you have a plan, you can feel good when the break up is over. Do it in person. Writing, “I’m sorry. I can’t. […]

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Office Gossip

Every office has gossip. How do you ensure that you do not fall victim to the spread of gossip? While you may spend a large majority of your day with your coworkers, you do not need to share embarrassing or extremely personal information with them. Hold your wild card close to the chest. What do you do when a coworker reels […]

How to Have a Pain-Free WorkWeek

Plenty of people complain about the aches and pains they feel from their daily commute and sitting all day at their desk. The lack of movement most people have every day is linked to nearly all discomfort, pain and health issues people feel. Not surprisingly, studies have shown that people who integrate movement into their […]

Dropping Old Roles & Celebrating New Ones

Today, there are more dual-income earners and women breadwinners than ever before. Typical “gender roles” are becoming less mainstream with families working together as partners when conquering household chores and raising a family. Employers must recognize added pressures and consider the best ways to support, engage and maximize employee time and productivity. While your employer may slowly make changes […]

How Do You Know When it is Time to Look for Another Opportunity?

When we start a new job, we have a bright outlook and hope that we will enjoy the new daily routine most days. In reality, not all jobs turn out to be so wonderful. How can you tell if you are just in a rut or if it’s time to look for a new opportunity? If you can check off […]

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