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The Benefits and Dangers of Humor at Work

The Benefits and Dangers of Humor at Work

Do you want your coworkers’ respect? Try telling a joke! According to a recent study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, people who tell jokes at work are viewed as being more confident, competent, important, and intelligent than their more serious counterparts. People like and admire their funny coworkers. And apparently, it’s also great when(…)

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How to Get More Respect at Work

How to Get More Respect at Work

Would you like your managers and coworkers to view you with more respect? According to author Geoffery James, it’s easily done. It just involves two simple steps: Stop promoting yourself – Don’t spend a lot of time talking about your great qualities and impressive accomplishments. This type of behavior doesn’t tend to impress others and(…)

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How to Appear More Powerful

How to Appear More Powerful

I’m not a manager. So that means I’ve got no one to boss around at the office. But just today I discovered that it doesn’t really matter how much actual power you wield. By simply using body language, you can appear to be powerful. And hey, that’s better than nothing, right? Just try these three(…)

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Want to Be Productive? Here’s Exactly How Long You Should Work.

Want to Be Productive? Here’s Exactly How Long You Should Work.

A recent study was done by the Draugiem Group (a social network service) to determine how long productive employees generally work before taking a break. And I kind of love the results of this study, simply because they’re so weirdly specific. The researchers found that the most productive employees worked exactly 52 minutes before taking(…)

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