Steel Yourself From Contagious Secondhand Stress

Time and again, studies show that stress is contagious. And scientists assure us that humans’ inclinations to get swept up in each other’s moods and stressors is hardwired inside brain cells called mirror neurons—giving us the desirable qualities of empathy and the ability to understand each other on an emotional level. But how can we…

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…