Topic: office do’s and dont’s

My Boss Is Addicted — To Chain Emails

My Boss Is Addicted -- To Chain Emails

No, this article isn’t from 2002. I’m writing it today, July 11, 2012. And I still know of a business professional, an executive level, mature woman, who fills up my email with chain forwards. In fact, she’s a former boss of mine and she’s still sending out the same marvelous inspirational stories and funny animal pictures. Even better, she sends them to employees, industry contacts and customers alike. More »

8 Items You Must Have In Your Desk To Fix An Inappropriate Office Outfit

8 Items You Must Have In Your Desk To Fix An Inappropriate Office Outfit

Last week I was meeting a good friend of mine for lunch for our monthly time to catch up. As working mothers, we find that if we don’t plan a lunch date, we just never hear from each other. Before I even left the house, my friend sent me an urgent text, “Bring me a safety pin please!”

You all know what had happened. She got to work and realized that her top was more low-cut than she previously realized. Here’s a few things to keep in your desk just in case you’re not having lunch with anyone who works from home when you experience a wardrobe malfunction. More »

Anger In The Office: Lessons From Governor Chris Christie

Anger In The Office: Lessons From Governor Chris Christie

It might be my Midwestern upbringing, but I’ve always seen losing your temper as a sign of weakness. The inability to control one’s emotions seems like an unprofessional move that I would feel embarrassed to display. So I’ve always found it amazing when people were respected and complimented for flipping their lid with the unsuspecting public.

Lately, however, extreme anger seems to be a sign that someone is “honest” and “courageous.” Just look at the rise of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Let’s take a few tips from his ability to turn angry outbursts into positive character points. More »