Effective Communication in the Land of Endless Emails

Editor's note: This is a guest post from Kenneth McCall is director of IT for storage.com. I love email. It gives me a running record of who said what when. I can write a very business-like email even late at night or early in the morning - look how late he's working, impressive! I can give bad news gently without ...

A Letter that You Wish Your Boss Would Write

Editor's note: This is a guest from Lisa H. (aka RunningBear) of Getting to Zen What makes my boss so great is that he treats his employees like human beings and not like resources that are there just to help him achieve his goals. Although he is my manager, everything that I do for him feels collaborative (even my performance reviews). ...

What’s the Quickest Way to Irk a Co-Worker?

Editor's note: This is a guest post from Eileen Habelow and Randstad Nothing can disrupt a productive day at the office like inconsiderate colleagues.  It seems no matter how hard we try, they always find ways – mostly unintentional – to disrupt your workday “mojo.”  While there are extreme cases of workplace irritation (back-stabbing, taking credit for other’s work), it’s ...

Your Company Should Do Annual Career Counseling

I believe that creating an “entrepreneur track” for employees will actually help a company retain employees longer because they are helping employees build skills necessary to go out on their own. Why leave a company that’s helping you develop your career happiness? You can’t. Or at least not right away. That’s why companies should do annual career counseling. By giving ...