The Importance of an Online Social Presence

There are many ways to grow and learn as a leader and there are many topics to gain more knowledge and change your mindset. One great place to start your growth as a leader is your accessibility.  How easy are you to connect with?  How do people see you? How far are your reach and influence?…

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…

6 Ways to Be More Proactive

It’s easy to skate by, do the clock-in clock-out, and fulfill your job description. But walking with Mr. Bare Minimum down Easy Street isn’t going to make you happy in the long run. Without challenges, your career can quickly become just a ‘job’ and be a drag to go to day in and day out….

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…

How to Share Knowledge & Expertise at Work

Isn’t it nice when someone acknowledges your expertise in the workplace? They come to you for tips, tricks, and how-tos. It feels good, doesn’t it? That feeling, the feeling of being valued and being seen as an expert, is something companies should strive to conjure in everyone in the organization. Cultivating an environment where knowledge…

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.” –…