Author Archive | Candace Moody

Stop Complaining – There’s a Better Way

Embed from Getty Images Complain (kəm-ˈplān) possibly from the Latin com “with” plangere “to beat the breast.” to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault to tell of one’s pains, ailments, etc. to make a formal accusation We complain a lot, and we all believe we have good reasons. From changes in technology to the smell of tuna sandwich in the break room, you’ll find someone with a gripe in every […]

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Five Flavors of Impostor

Embed from Getty Images Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about how women are much more likely to think of themselves as impostors. Men, on the other […]

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Annoying Coworkers

I knew you’d have to read this. We’ve all had coworkers who drove us crazy, and apparently, for some of us, it’s reason enough to move on. In a survey of 2,000 working Americans about common annoyances in the workplace,40 percent said they’d left a job because of a coworker they didn’t like. Workers in […]

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Gratitude is an Attitude

Embed from Getty Images (This article originally appeared in the Florida Times-Union in 2014.) Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and not just because of the food. I love the fact that we dedicate a national day to being grateful for our blessings. If you’re working, here is a list of things you can be grateful […]

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The Perpetual Rookie Mindset

Embed from Getty Images “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ― Albert Einstein Liz Wiseman is the author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work and she wants to change the way we view people who are new to their role. […]

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Power Surges

“Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher The original power play manual The authors of Enlightened Office Politics, Michael and Deborah Dobson, write that one of the most important skills in winning political games is understanding the various forms of power and how to […]

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Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA

Are you having trouble envisioning your future in your current position or field of business?  Would you be surprised to know that roughly two thirds of MBA students have enrolled in their programs to enable a career change?  While admissions committees are looking for candidates with clear and directed goals, they understand that many applicants […]

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Guest Post: Essential Tech Tools for Telecommuting

Telecommuting is fast becoming part of the mainstream workforce.  If you’re considering a career change that allows telecommuting or planning to implement a remote workflow into your current job, these tech tools will help make cutting the office cord work for you, and – more importantly – for your employer. A Tablet Turns the World […]

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Guest Post: Turn Your Unemployment Into an Asset (Seriously)

Sometimes, it pays to be unemployed. Smart employers with an eye for nuance and an intelligent long-term business strategy are usually not turned off by unemployment. In fact, some of them actually see this as an asset. So if you’re not currently working and you’re looking for a way back onto the career ladder, keep […]

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