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Networking by any other name

Remembering names can be the secret to successful networking opportunities at holiday parties.

By Marshall Brown | December 14, 2010; 06:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

A primer on business-casual dress

The way you dress projects your brand and personality. Make sure that you are projecting the appropriate image, especially when dressing down at work.

By Marshall Brown | October 4, 2010; 06:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Motivating others in the workplace

Motivating your employees is not about control. It's about helping to unleash their best.

By Marshall Brown | September 27, 2010; 06:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dealing with change Pt. 2

Here are five strategies to help you manage change successfully.

By Marshall Brown | September 23, 2010; 06:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Dealing with change Pt. 1

For many of us, when change is afoot serenity is far from our reach. Instead, emotions are much closer to the surface and can flare up at the most inopportune times.

By Marshall Brown | September 22, 2010; 06:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

What is job satisfaction? Pt. 2

I continue today with my three-part series.

By Marshall Brown | September 8, 2010; 05:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

What Is job satisfaction? Pt. 1

In my work, I have identified 10 areas that contribute to my clients' satisfaction at work. While all of these areas play a part in job satisfaction, how they are prioritized will vary.

By Marshall Brown | September 6, 2010; 06:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Coping with increased work

As businesses lay off workers and cut costs, those remaining usually face an increased workload. Stress is almost a given.

By Marshall Brown | August 27, 2010; 06:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Assessing corporate culture

Corporate culture can be described as an organization's "personality" and how things are done there. Corporate culture guides how employees think, act, feel and behave. It

By Marshall Brown | August 9, 2010; 06:18 AM ET | Comments (1)

Check your reputation

Mastering your current job is often a prerequisite for doing anything else.

By Marshall Brown | August 6, 2010; 05:20 AM ET | Comments (3)

Developing employee expectations

Many managers seem to lead through mental telepathy. Rather than set clear expectations, they assume their employees know what to do and how to do it.

By Marshall Brown | July 27, 2010; 05:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Proactively show your strengths

Positioning yourself as a leader and take charge of your career. Create a vision, develop a plan to make it happen and then implement it. It's now your turn to step up.

By Marshall Brown | July 16, 2010; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Should you change for a new job?

If you don't like the changes they request, but still want the job more, accept the job and also inquire as to whether all the changes requested are truly necessary.

By Karen Chopra | June 16, 2010; 07:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is it time to move on?

If you always like your job, but never the people, it's time for some self-reflection.

By Karen Chopra | May 11, 2010; 05:15 AM ET | Comments (2)

Impress your boss with results

Impress the boss with the timeliness and quality of your work, not the amount of overtime you put in.

By Karen Chopra | May 3, 2010; 06:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Refusing ice cream with the boss

When the boss wants everyone to socialize, alternatives to his suggestions will work better than avoidance.

By Karen Chopra | April 21, 2010; 04:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

The no-news-is-good-news boss

If the boss isn't saying anything positive, don't assume that's a negative--she could be perfectly happy with your performance.

By Karen Chopra | April 9, 2010; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Handling chronic health problems

When your health is a chronic problem, be proactive in finding a solution that works--and gets the work done.

By Karen Chopra | April 6, 2010; 06:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Get the boss off your back

They call her the boss for a reason, so do what she's asking you to do.

By Karen Chopra | March 11, 2010; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

When the boss is up to no good

When the boss behaves badly, don't stick around.

By Karen Chopra | March 3, 2010; 06:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Placating an angry boss

The best way to deal with an angry boss depends on why you think the boss is angry.

By Karen Chopra | February 19, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't get chummy with the boss

It's usually not a good idea to get too chummy with the boss.

By Karen Chopra | February 17, 2010; 06:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gauging your performance

Solicit feedback on your work performance early and often to avoid surprises at review time.

By Karen Chopra | February 5, 2010; 07:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dealing with depression on the job

Suffering from major depression means you need a plan for a bad day.

By Karen Chopra | January 25, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The "No questions" interview

When the interviewer does all the talking, make every word count.

By Karen Chopra | January 12, 2010; 06:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

When the boss trashes workers

When the boss wants to run your co-workers down, you have some career-wise options.

By Karen Chopra | January 7, 2010; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Clean up the messy desk

When the boss is a stickler for neatness, your messy desk can hurt your career.

By Karen Chopra | December 23, 2009; 11:23 AM ET | Comments (1)

Addressing uncomplimentary co-workers

When co-workers express their dissatisfaction, confront it.

By Karen Chopra | December 18, 2009; 07:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

Asking for a raise in a recession

It never hurts to ask for a raise for outstanding work, even if the company is having a bad year.

By Karen Chopra | December 5, 2009; 02:28 AM ET | Comments (1)

Can executive assistants be allies?

Executive assistants can be the key to your search, instead of an obstacle.

By Karen Chopra | November 3, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

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