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  • Don’t Worry, Be Happy—At Work

    U.S. News & World Report - 04/22/2013

    Avoid the negative. There’s nothing more demoralizing than negative talk at the office. Whether such grousing is fueled bypolitics or gossip, no good can come of it. Lynne Sarikas, executive director of the MBA Career Center at Northeastern University, suggests steering clear of being sucked in by nattering nabobs. “Some people just have to have something to complain about and will always find a new grievance to air to anyone who will listen,” she says. “Don’t fuel their fire. Don’t have more contact with them than absolutely necessary.”