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Minimizing distractions takes discipline and handy tools and tips A 2017 study by the staffing firm OfficeTeam revealed that the average deskbound (or laptop-bound) professional wastes an average of 56 minutes a day using her mobile devices for nonwork activities. That’s in addition to another...

[caption id="attachment_7400" align="alignleft" width="200"] questionnaire and computer mouse, concept of online voting[/caption] Gain valuable insights to improve your company culture Maybe you run a small company or manage a department in a Fortune 1000 corporation. In either case, one way you can recruit and retain talent and...

Slowly, but surely, corporate boards are diversifying Since 2004, the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) has been working to diversify corporate boards. Diverse boards enhance shareholder value, according to the ABD reports. In 2017, in collaboration with Deloitte, ABD released the Missing Pieces Report, a census of 492...

[caption id="attachment_7377" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shot of a young woman taking a break during a demanding day at work[/caption] Letting go is hard. But once you learn how, your career will reap the benefits. It’s a natural tendency to want to do everything ourselves. However, in the workplace (and...

Dear DW, My boss and some coworkers often use language in the workplace I find offensive. How do I best manage the situation without bringing about a backlash? Signed, I’m Really Not a Prude Dear Not a Prude, Coarse language in the workplace can be challenging to address. Someone may...

Why using a life coach can be life—and work—altering By Tanisha A. Sykes The Dalai Lama once said, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” For executives like Niambi Harris, 45, truer words were never spoken. “In the span of a year, I...

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