How to Deal with “One of Those Days”

Have you ever had 'one of those days?' You know, the ones where the day starts out not on a good note and goes downhill from there?  It seems that no matter how positive and calm you remain, nothing seems to work to feel better? And the more you try to overcome, the more irritated …

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Dealing with Holiday Stress in the Workplace

Today is the last 'normal Friday of the year; with Thanksgiving week beginning, this is the time when our focus tends to go to holiday preparation and less on job tasks. Most people are taking off to see family for Thanksgiving so who picks up the work from them? Next Friday - Black Friday - …

Political Skills as a Deterrent for Stress

Do you ever wonder why there are some employees or managers who deal with  a high level of daily stress do not burn out? Some researchers have shown that one's political skills help them deal with stressful situations.  Here are some skills that are most useful: 1. Using practical intelligence as opposed to analytical or …