Facebook flubs and Twitter traps that can get you fired

Travis Megale is happily employed. A regular Facebook user, he knows how to use the site appropriately and what NOT to say or post. Unfortunately, many Facebook members do not. Job termination due

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

8 things you should never say to your boss

Maintaining a positive relationship with your manager is key to a productive, satisfying job. And the actions you take -- completing your work on time, putting in extra effort when necessary, volunteering to

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Dave Willmer

Facebook hazards – and how you can avoid them

Ignoring Facebook's privacy options--some of them fairly new and not well known--can trip up the social-networking site's users in a number of ways. Here are some that everyone who has a Facebook account

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Christopher Null

Constant feedback is key to managing younger employees

As CIOs, how should we connect with our youngest team members?My generation—the Baby Boomers—really like being liked as bosses. That is important to us. But that mentality is not helping our Gen Y

Published on: May 7th, 2009 CIO Executive Council

How to tell your boss that you’re overworked

Twelve-hour workdays packed with mile-long to-do lists and meetings on top of meetings. Cell phones and BlackBerrys that are always on, and laptops you take home to squeeze in one more hour of

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Eight ways to self-promote without bragging

Unless you're a narcissist, self-promotion isn't an instinctive behavior. In fact, promoting yourself and your work can feel downright unseemly, like you're whoring yourself. It's no wonder self-promotion feels so unnatural for most

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Neutralizing narcissists – Dealing with controlling, manipulative bullies in the workplace

Five years ago, Jean Ritala was dating a businessman who started to demonstrate Jekyll and Hyde-like behavior. Well-spoken, charismatic and successful, he could also be manipulative and bullying, telling her that it was

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

Backstabbers, career breakers, emerging megatrends – what all IT workers should watch out for

Caution: Watch for backstabbers, career breakers and emerging megatrends.That warning should come with each IT job, but it doesn't. As a result, most IT professionals have stories about the ones they never saw

Published on: March 24th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt