Category: Office Politics for Managers

Toxic Workplaces Can Kill You (Really)

You don’t have to work with heavy machinery, volatile chemicals, or in extreme weather conditions for your job to be dangerous to your health. Bad workplaces lead to bad health – and even death.

Does That Employee Dispute Boil Down to a Communication Problem?

We’d like to think that we’ve come a long way since employees settled their disputes with their fists. Most of us don’t have to put up with brawling in our workplaces, but employee disagreements are real.

Manage Smarter 16 – Jennifer Gluckow: Tips for Young and First-time Managers

Jennifer Gluckow is an author and founder of Sales in a New York Minute as well as host of a YouTube Channel of the same name. In episode 16, Jennifer discusses how age plays a role in the workplace and uses her professional experience to share her advice for young managers and first-time managers.

Manage Smarter 15 – Jeffrey Hayzlett: Secrets of the C-Suite

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. Hayzlett is the author of three best-selling business books: Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Running the Gauntlet and The Mirror Test. In episode 15, we discuss how the C-Suite thinks, how to talk to them and how to become one of them.

Manage Smarter 11 – Heather Monahan: Building Resilience and Your Personal Brand

Heather Monahan is the CEO of her own company Boss In Heels and author of the new book Confidence Creator – which reveals the essential techniques for building confidence and becoming your most powerful self. She was recognized as a Glass Ceiling Award winner as one of the Most Influential Women in radio in 2017. In episode 11, we discuss the need for leaders to build their own personal brand, developing resilience, and being female in the C-suite.

How to Dress Up Getting Dressed Down by Your Peer

You’re in a meeting. Ideas are being shared. You posit a great one. Some twit uses this opportunity to bash you, your idea, your previous ideas and your entire role at the company.

That Awkward Moment When You’re an Outsider at Work

Ugh. Sometimes work feels like high school – or even worse – junior high. You could not pay me to relive middle school. But sometimes it feels like we are indeed getting paid to work in the school cafeteria, or in the gym before school/work starts.

2 Ways to Turn Office Envy into Motivation

Today I thought we could cover a different “E” word – envy. Good old-fashioned, sneaks-up-on-you envy within the workplace. At some point in our careers, we’ve all struggled with envy – even when we think we’re above it. Sometimes it just happens. It’s so prevalent that the topic came up in a recent company-wide meeting at my office, which led to a healthy, honest discussion about it.

Congrats on Your New Job: Now What?

If you’ve recently graduated and are making the move into the professional world, congratulations. You’re destined to do great things. And in the words of Nicolas Cole – guess what? Nobody cares.

The relationship edge…Are you on it, in it, or over it?

Beginning a relationship is easy. Exploration is predominantly on the surface. Nothing too deep. Nothing too wide. Nothing too revealing.