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4 Signs Your Workplace Relationships Could be in Trouble

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John and Julia Gottman are best known for their groundbreaking work as couples therapists. Their keen dynamic listening skills predict a pair’s likelihood at longevity or divorce with 94 percent accuracy. This is thanks in part to their identification of the so-called “Four Horsemen” of the (relationship) apocalypse—four factors that can disrupt and destroy romantic […]


The Importance of Practicing Humility at Work

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Every once in awhile, you may say something that unintentionally sounds like a brag. Without meaning to, you can offend colleagues with a perceived lack of humility, or by giving yourself more credit than you might deserve. Or perhaps you have a teammate who displays this behavior—no one can top their intellect and judgement. A […]


The Pros and Cons of a “Work Spouse”

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Do you have one particular friend you’re close to at the office—someone you turn to for advice, inside jokes, and strength to get through the day? This close office friendship is often referred to as a “work spouse” partnership. It’s pretty common, especially for folks who have been working for a while at the same […]


Tips for Working with the Office Overtalker

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In an earlier post, we shared tips for how to curb your chatter if you’re the office overtalker—the one who won’t stop talking and always has something to share. But what if you’re the silent type who typically gets pushed out by the overtalker? We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you address the […]