When Co-workers Quit … and There’s Pressure to Jump Ship

  Some workplace turnover is healthy. In fact, it’s necessary—and averages between 15 and 20 percent annually. If you’ve been in the business world long, you know this—people get bored, they want more money and they leave. Businesses also work to stay trim, periodically cutting from the bottom—replacing their least productive employees. But if you’re…

11 Things That Bug Bosses

Most of us want to have a good relationship with our bosses. Ever stop to consider what things you do … that might make your boss’s day harder? Here’s a list of some of the top annoyances for bosses: Not keeping your boss in the loop when you need to. When your boss meets with his…

Advice to Help You Get Promoted

  Career paths are not always clear and promotions are not automatic. Getting a promotion takes as much planning and care as getting any job. A friend tells you she’s been promoted at work. She’s an ambitious, hardworking person so you’re not surprised. But later, as you consider her good fortune, you start pondering your…

How to Stay Assertive Around Intimidating People

  Assertive people stand up for themselves in an honest, respectful way. But you’re not alone if your assertiveness fades around certain types of people—authority figures, aggressive types, very outgoing personalities—people who intimidate you in some way. But “intimidation, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder,” suggests Diann Winger, LCSW. And, although the…