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Jennifer V. Miller Jennifer Miller is a freelance writer who covers leadership, careers, and the workplace. This article originally appeared on her award-winning blog The People Equation. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferVMiller.
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Giving Praise Is a Proven Way to Increase Your Happiness

September 22, 2016 Are you a praise giver or taker? How you respond may offer a clue into your level of happiness at work. Happiness researcher Shawn Achor has made a name for himself studying the many facets of happiness. His research has uncovered a startling connection between praise and happiness: the more...

How to Stay True To Your Values at Work

May 18, 2016 When you’re clear on what you stand for, it’s easier to weather a sea of distractions. Most people are fairly clear about their personal values, but sometimes it’s difficult to stay true to those values, especially at work. When I interviewed Hyrum W. Smith for his latest book The 3...

How To Stop Overthinking Things and Get Out of Your Own Way

May 9, 2016 Have you been struggling through a dilemma and spinning your wheels? You know the feeling: you’re trying to come to a decision, but you just can’t shake the niggling sense that something is out of place. You’ve made a list of pros and cons, you’ve talked with friends. You’ve searched...

The Definition of Leadership for a New Generation

May 29, 2015 The definition of leadership is changing. Societal expectations of the workplace, fed by economic and demographic trends, are morphing the leadership job description. From emerging organizational structures like Holacracy, to changing expectations of the millennial generation, your kid’s boss isn’t going to resemble the one you reported to the first...

4 Tips for Better One-on-One Meetings With Your Manager

May 20, 2015 Are you getting the most out of your one-on-one meetings with your boss? According to a recent study, about 73 percent of employees meet with their team leader at least once a month. That’s not a lot of face time, so be sure you make the most of this important...

Are Loose Cannons Driving Down Your Employee Engagement Scores?

April 21, 2015 Have you ever worked with a “loose cannon”? This high-energy person moves ahead too quickly without checking facts. Loose cannons mean well, but their unpredictability causes collateral damage. Typically, loose cannon employees are seen as a liability—and management is often looking for ways to help them “find new employment opportunities.”...

Leaders, Use These Tips to Stay Relevant With Younger Workers

December 4, 2014 How do you stay current with popular culture references and changes in language? If you’re in a leadership position and have accumulated more than four decades of life experience, chances are that your younger team members might from time to time confound you with an unfamiliar phrase. Take for example,...

5 Things to Do When You’re Riding the Struggle Bus

November 20, 2014 Are you riding the struggle bus right now? Yeah, me too. Heck there are days when it’s like I’m driving that stinkin’ bus. Life has handed me a handful of setbacks over the past months. Taken on their own, each challenge is easy enough to tackle. But when they all...

3 Ways to Make Your Message Hit the Right Notes

August 21, 2014 When my daughter started ukulele lessons, her instructor explained that music is composed of three things: melody, which is made up of notes along the scale; harmony, which is the chords; and rhythm, the beat of the music. In listening to this explanation, it was easy to draw parallels to...

Women as Mentors: Squashing the Queen Bee Myth

May 30, 2014 Do you work for a “queen bee?” This label, coined in the 1970s by researchers at the University of Michigan, describes the phenomenon of a high-ranking female working in a male-dominated industry who does everything she can to thwart the rise of female colleagues. Is the queen bee a myth,...