How to Talk to Your Boss If You’re Struggling to Get Work Done During Coronavirus
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How to Talk to Your Boss If You’re Struggling to Get Work Done During Coronavirus

Story provided by The Muse. Story written by Leah Campbell. Photo provided by Westend61/Getty Images If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. At least, not according to the Pew Research Center, which found that 73% of Americans are feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge at least one to two days … Continue reading

3 Email Templates That’ll Make Asking for a Favor Feel Less Awkward for Both People
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3 Email Templates That’ll Make Asking for a Favor Feel Less Awkward for Both People

Story provided by The Muse and written by Sara McCord All too often, people make requests for your time or expertise that just aren’t feasible. It’s why Muse Founder and COO Alex Cavoulacos wrote a helpful article with advice for declining an email introduction you never agreed to. Once you’ve been on the receiving end—feeling uncomfortable with an ask … Continue reading

When Expert Advice Creates Analysis Paralysis
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When Expert Advice Creates Analysis Paralysis

Story written by Dr. Robert Cialdini; Story provided by Influence at Work – Usually, a communicator’s purpose is to develop and send a message that alters the attitudes, decisions, or behaviors of recipients. The critical question, of course, is how best to arrange it so as to not produce the dreaded analysis paralysis. Although social … Continue reading

Here’s How to Tell Someone Their Work Is Sloppy (and Actually Get Them to Change Their Ways)
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Here’s How to Tell Someone Their Work Is Sloppy (and Actually Get Them to Change Their Ways)

Story written by Alyse Kalish; Story provided by The Muse – You’re a hard worker. You like things to be done on time, and done well. To you, it’s a small ask. So when someone you work with keeps turning in unfinished reports or sloppy pieces of work, it really grinds your gears. Not only … Continue reading

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”
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8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

GRANT FAINT/HAYON THAPALIYA/GETTY IMAGES Story provided by HBR and written by David Burkus We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward … Continue reading

How to Manage Someone Who Is Totally Disorganized
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How to Manage Someone Who Is Totally Disorganized

Story provided by Harvard Business Review; Written by Rebecca Knight; Photo provided by Daniel Grizelj/Getty Images Managing a disorganized employee is often a maddening experience. How can you help your scattered direct report develop better systems? How can you drive home the importance of staying on top of meetings, calendars, and emails? And is it even possible … Continue reading