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Help! My Employee is Flirting With Me

I was promoted to management in a small business fairly recently. I'm female in my early twenties and most of my staff are males in their thirties. Most of the guys have gone through a phase where they casually flirt with me then move on.   One...

5 Common Habits That Can Hold Your Career Back

After my former co-worker Kaley had worked in the business world awhile, something funny happened. She started to become complacent. Then, without even realizing it, Kaley lapsed back into her younger self’s way of managing stress, which was to...

Damage Control: 5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Last spring, at the start of baseball season, a manager friend called and asked if she should fire one of her direct reports. He had called in sick, and she’d heard through the grapevine that he was tweeting from a Cubs game. In 2013, I wondered,...

Could You Be in the Wrong Career?

When’s the last time you asked yourself if you’re (still) doing what you love? Often, just getting through the daily workload keeps your mind occupied enough that wondering whether your career is really making you happy becomes an afterthought....

Is Crying at Work Ever Okay?

How should I react to someone who cries in a meeting where I'm giving potentially difficult feedback? I come from the corporate consulting world where crying would be a huge sign of weakness, but now I'm in the nonprofit sector, where (at least...

Help! My New Boss Hates Me

I’ve always had managers who liked my work, but my old boss left a few months ago and her replacement just doesn't seem to like me. She gets along well with my coworkers, but nothing I do seems right with her. She seems annoyed when I try to talk...

How We Did It: 6 Mid-Career Reinventions

One of my journalism professors once asked our class: What is your goal as a reporter? Some wanted to be foreign correspondents. Others wanted to edit magazines. My answer? I want to join the White House press corps and have the president call on...

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Go?

Two years ago I was hired to be a content writer for a small agency. The company has grown tremendously since then. But the only people executing the contracts are myself and a couple college interns. We've reached the point where there are more...

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