How to Grow Your Circle of Influence

Think about some of the past and present movers and shakers in the business world. They knew how to inspire people, they knew how to run a business, and they knew how to innovate.  They also knew a lot about how to be an effective leader.  Did you ever stop and think how you know…

11 Interesting Questions to Ask in an Interview

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  Blah.  What are three of your weaknesses? Boooo. There are some interview questions that get overused, overvalued and are just plain boring. Great interview questions are so important. Here are a few key reasons why having GREAT interview questions are important: Outside of the box questions can…

Do You Listen to Music at Work?

We’re jammin’……I want to jam it with you……We’re jammin’, jammin……And I hope you like jammin’ too. A little Bob Marley during the workday can make even the highest stress of days go a little easier. Having some easy listening or your favorite tunes playing lightly in the background can help keep you in the zone…

How to Respond to Rude, Passive-Aggressive Emails

Have you ever received an email that reads:   “AS I TOLD YOU, MANY TIMES ALREADY, this project is ready for immediate review.” “I’M NOT SURE WHY YOU’RE NOT UNDERSTANDING but we can’t do it that way.”   We’ve all gotten those emails. They’ve either left us feeling perplexed, angry, or vindictive. Or all three….

10 Qualities of an Awesome Employee

Let’s be real. Some hires look great on paper and even pass interviews with flying colors. Then they start, they integrate, they do most things right….but something’s missing. They don’t have that spark or aren’t quite as ‘awesome’ as you’d have hoped. Here are 10 qualities of an awesome employee.  Not all awesome employees will…

Top 10 Quotes: Motivation, Inspiration & Workplace Fun

Here are The Workplace Word’s Top 10 curated quotes. These quotes made this list for being motivating, being workplace inspired, or being plain-old funny.  Enjoy! 1. “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” – Jerome K. Jerome 2. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” –…

Priorities: What processes should you be focusing on in your business?

Everything you do in a business should be with the end-game in mind…Closing sales and growing your business! There’re many activities and tasks that need to be completed in order to reach the ‘end-game’.  Direct profit activities – such as creating proposals. Indirect profit activities – such as updating your blog and social media platforms.  Both direct…

Avoid Unrealistic Deadlines: Get Your Team and Your Clients on the Same Page

Getting an opportunity to provide a proposal is exciting stuff.  After all, you worked hard to make it past the gatekeeper and get some face-to-face time with the decision maker. Bringing in information to create proposals can turn into major stumbling blocks for your team’s process if your client’s expectation and the team’s expectations don’t…

InfoGraphic: Communicating Organizational Changes or Updates

Yay for graphics! Want to share these great tips with others in your company?  Click the share button below to send it directly to their inbox. Here are some tips to keep in mind when sending out organizational news and updating your employees: Know your audience. Who is going to read this email update? What are…

Video: How to handle rude, passive aggressive emails.

Have you ever received a rude, snarky, or passive aggressive email? These emails can totally ruin your day and sometimes leave you wondering how you should respond. Watch this video for 4 tips on how to handle them: For more great videos like this one visit The Workplace Word YouTube Channel and consider subscribing to get notifications…