7 Email Templates You Need When You Start a New Job

When you start a new job, everyone seems to be telling you how important it is that you hit the ground running. But, how do you do that? Send a few of these emails to your new colleagues to forge some relationships, get up to speed, and make an awesome first impression!

3 Tips for Building an Online Community From the Ground Up

Want to change the world? Start an online community, and watch it grow.

4 Phrases to Shut Down Unsolicited Advice From Your Co-workers

Sometimes we want advice from our colleagues. Other times, we desperately want them to stop talking, leave us alone, and trust us to handle things on our own. Yelling at them to shut up probably won’t do you any favors, nor will ignoring the situation. Instead, try these four phrases on for size.

What You Should (and Shouldn’t!) Say When Your Boss Has Unreasonable Expectations

Your boss is known for his totally unreasonable expectations. Rather than continuing to shoulder the burden, you know you need to speak up. But, how can you push back in a way that's still polite and professional? Here's exactly what you should (and shouldn't!) say in four common situations.

The Trick to Working With a First-Time Manager (Who’s Struggling)

Working with other people will always be a challenging part of your job. But what’s even more challenging than learning how to work with others is learning how to manage up. If you're dealing with a first-time manager, here's the secret to making both your lives easier.

9 Ways Men Can (and Should) Help Close the Gender Gap

Welcome to the conversation, the fight, and the solution! Joanne Lipman, author of "That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together," has suggestions for how you can help close the gender gap. Because women can't (and shouldn't have to) do it alone.

This Is How You Follow Up After You Send a Rude Email (Template Included!)

Your short fuse got the better of you, and you ended up sending a rude email to someone who really didn't deserve it. What now? How can you backpedal—without major damage to your reputation? Send this follow-up message to apologize for your slightly overdramatic response.

How to Deal When Professional Contacts Get Your Name Wrong (All the Time)

It’s no fun to constantly correct people who are calling you by the wrong name or misspelling or mispronouncing it. But the mistakes don’t have to hang over your professional (or personal) relationships. Adopt some of these strategies to clear things up, dispel the awkwardness, and move on.

What Your Co-Workers With Kids Want You to Know

Ever wonder what your coworkers with kids want you to know? Read on for advice from working parents on creating a less stressful workplace.

An Introvert’s Advice to Dealing With Intimidating People

Communicating with someone who intimidates you can be quite the daunting task. If you’ve ever found yourself stuttering, stammering, or even radio silent in the presence of a more menacing personality, I feel your pain. Here's how to handle the situation.