Posts made in July, 2011

Annoying workplace behavior

Have you ever worked in a cube? I did for a while and it was a nightmare! I’m a very outgoing person, but I don’t enjoy hearing every breath from the people beside me. It was also very distracting to hear ALL of their phone conversations and I had no privacy. Thankfully, I earned an office after a few months, but there are plenty of people who spend years working in a cube environment. After reading this article, I had to laugh and reflect upon some experiences that I’ve had with bad co-worker behavior. I think we can all relate to some, if not all, of the items on the...

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Management 101

Ever been thrust into a management position and not had a clue about what you were expected to do? Yup, this is par for the course in many companies. People are promoted because they create good work projects, are smart or a variety of other qualities that have nothing to do with their ability to manage. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of working for an unskilled manager or you were a manager and doubted your abilities, you’ll enjoy reading this article. It includes six great tips that you should...

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Fundraising for cystic fibrosis

Pardon the interruption from our regular discussions on HR, business and technology, but I’m currently taking part in an exciting journey that I want to share with you: I was invited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help them with fundraising and increased market exposure in Maryland. CFF is recognizing several young professionals for their commitment to their communities and professional success and I’m honored to be a part of this group! There are lots of ways for you to get involved with my campaign and I hope you’ll consider helping: 1. Spread the message with your own personal networks through conventional means and social media. Here’s a...

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Social media strategy

I was emailed a link to this tool and I found it to be very helpful. If you’re thinking about how to improve your strategic thinking about social media, it’s worth checking out. For many of us, social media is something that we do or tools that we use, but it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture goals that we are trying to achieve. The tool also includes lots of helpful resources if you identify a problem area.

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Do you know social media?

Social media seems to be everywhere today — in our daily vernacular, in the news and as a part of our daily routines. Most of us use two or three sites with great frequency, but are you familiar with all of the social media platforms that are currently available? Here’s a list of the top 52 social media platforms. See how many you are familiar with. Will this list encourage you to try some of the unfamiliar platforms? I did a quick count and I’ve used 28 of the platforms from the list.

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