Spring Clean Your Career, Sopranos Style

cs insider | June 20, 2013

Editor’s note: In remembrance of the great actor, James Gandolfini, who passed away yesterday, we wanted to repost this gem from back in 2007. Enjoy…

For those of you looking forward to starting a new career season, take some cues from “The Sopranos”: [Read More]

how to get along with coworkers

Playing nice with others doesn’t always come easy — especially when you’re spending 8+ hours a day with the “others.” It’s no wonder the people we work with (and for) tend to get under our skin! But not only is it good for your mental health to keep the peace at work, it’s also good for your career.

So how do we do it? Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst Beverly Flaxington, a career and business adviser who specializes in helping managers and employees deal with difficult workplace relationships, says it comes down to mastering a few basic principles of communication.

Take a look at 10 of her behavior modification techniques designed to improve workplace relationships, and gauge how well you’re doing in your interpersonal interactions.

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Professional Development Goes Online

Robyn Tellefsen | November 9, 2012

professional development courses boost your career

Whether we’re better or worse off than we were four years ago is up for debate (literally!), but one thing’s for sure – we could all use an edge in the workplace. From getting hired or boosting our salary to increasing our job security or advancing in our careers, career success is something we all strive for, but not all of us attain it.

The truth is, if you want employers to invest in you, you’ve got to invest in yourself. And these days, you don’t even have to leave the house to do it. Education programs available through the University Alliance enable you to gain credentials from top-ranked universities – 100 percent online.

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Do Something New

Robyn Tellefsen | October 3, 2012

I love the way this quote is set – in a seemingly endless circle. “If you always do what you have done, you will always get what you got. If you always do what you have done….” And so it is that this same, cyclical pattern of behavior produces the same, cyclical results.

In any organization, when someone asks, “Why are we doing that?” you will at some point hear, “Because that’s the way it’s always been done.” And once upon a time, there may have been a very good reason for doing it that way. But tried-and-true methods aren’t always best.

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