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Corporate Quickie: How to Be a Rock Star Corporate Homie

Tired of being overlooked for that promotion or ignored in meetings? It’s likely that your functioning as a Regular Homie rather than a Rock Star Homie is what’s keeping you from advancing in the workplace. Whether you are new on the scene or a career vet, here are some things you can do to standout at the office:

1.      Be consistently good with your word and deed.

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Hey Homies! How’s your summer going? These are the days when the pace at work moves slower and you can breathe a little easier before the hustle and bustle picks up again come fall. Hopefully, you’re having a blast with friends and loved ones, getting in some traveling, o...

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You’ve been looking forward to this since your first day on the job and now it’s here: your first business trip.

Business travel can be exciting, especially when the destination is city that you’ve wanted to visit. And who doesn’t like the idea of someone paying yo...

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Homies, it’s no secret that one of the best ways to stand out on the job is being an employee known for getting things done – and doing them well. But unless you’re a born taskmaster, staying on task throughout the work day can be a challenge. Over-socializing with co-workers, ...

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Homies, we get it. Your desire to be great is strong. You genuinely WANT to be awesome. You WANT the accolades, the awards, the promotions. You see the finish line and you know that you can’t get there without hard work and sweat and maybe some tears. But you struggle with keeping your motiva...

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So it’s a new week and your weekly report is due to your boss in an hour. Unfortunately, you haven’t so much as typed one word much less a full document. Ugh. Why does this happen? Why is it that you leave important tasks on the back burner until absolute last minute?

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Homies, being productive in the 21st century requires some digital assistance. For today’s Corporate Quickie, here’s a list of some apps that you can download to help you save time and work more efficiently.

– Put your to-do list on your phone with this app that allows you to set time, location, and recurring reminders to help you s...

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“Idle hands are a playground for the devil.”

The above is a well-known old school adage highly evident in the workplace. How many times have you heard “Always look busy; it shows the boss that you are working” or “A clean desk means you’re not working hard enough”?