Workplace

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Being a successful leader today requires a much higher level of ‘people skills’ than ever before. Social media, online collaboration tools, and the age of transparency have made it vital leaders leverage a high level of emotional intelligence in order to be perceived as someone employees can trust and respect. Emotionally intelligent leaders share five qualities:

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Congratulations. You just landed your dream job working from home. Or, perhaps you were promoted and now are part of a division of your company that is located all over the world. In either case, you are part of a “virtual team," and that comes with some unique challenges (and opportunities!). First, you should remember virtual teams lose out on some of the key communication tools in-person teams regularly leverage. Virtual teams don’t have as many natural opportunities to connect, both formally and informally, with peers. Some of these moments include:

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Your personal brand follows you around like a loyal canine - in your job search, online, at home, and even at work. In fact, are you even aware of how you’re branding yourself at work? The wrong brand can hurt your career (it can even send you into a major career rut), so it’s important to know how people might be perceiving you in the workplace. Does any of this sound like you?

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We’ve all screwed up at work at one point or another. It can be embarrassing and frustrating, but it happens. For one member of the TODAY Show cast, those feelings are all too fresh. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) During the Golden Globes last week, Jenna Bush Hager made an unfortunate mistake when she was interviewing singer Pharrell, who was nominated for best original score for the movie “Hidden Figures.” During the interview, Hager accidentally confused two new movies, calling “Hidden Figures” “Hidden Fences.” “Hidden Figures,” is the story of three black women in the 1960s who worked at NASA and played a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s orbit into space. “Fences,” another film, is based on August Wilson’s play. While this was a minor mistake, Hager was instantly criticized for it. Shortly after the event, she apologized for her misstep saying that she was “deeply sorry” for the accident. Fortunately, the cast of the movie was quite forgiving, telling her that “everyone makes mistakes.” And, considering that similar mix ups happened to other members of the TODAY cast that day, her team was also very understanding of the situation. Mistakes at work happen, but it’s how you handle those mistakes that keeps you moving forward. If you screwed up at work, here’s what you should do to make it right:

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One of the toughest parts of a work environment is learning how to get along with varying personality types: bad communicators, troublemakers, and negative nellies. Not getting along with all of your co-workers? Here are ways to release the tension and connect with co-workers who drive you crazy. Related: 5 Tips For Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

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