Dealing with the Constant Complainer
If you manage people long enough, it’s likely you’ll come across someone who constantly complains. This is a person I know well. In addition to having a few of them work for me over years, I use to be one.
Is there Post Election Conflict in Your Office?
Soon after the election of Donald Trump, Grubhub's CEO, Matt Maloney sent an email asking Trump supporters to resign. He quickly backtracked, but how would you feel if you worked there and voted for Trump? Are similar conversations going on in offices throughout America?
Should I Take My Solopreneurship to the Next Level?
Should I Take My Solopreneurship to the Next Level Are you spending a lot of time completing administrative tasks? · Are you working more but making the same amount? · Are there tasks that have gone uncompleted (such as marketing or networking) because of a time deficit?
It's Time to Get Rid of the Stigma
May is National Mental Health Awareness month. In August of 2012, I wrote a blog about reducing the stigma around mental health in the workplace. Then again in 2013, I wrote about mental health training in the workplace. I’d love to tell you that since that time, stigma has been reduced and suicide rates are down.
“Well, That Escalated Quickly”
Yelp! may be underpaying some of their employees, but there are better ways of making your voice heard than writing an open letter to your CEO. If you haven’t heard about Talia Jane and the now viral open letter she wrote ..
Love and Work at the Office
A torrid office love affair…sounds like a good beach read, right? That is, up until it becomes a reality you have to deal with at the office. Several years ago, a friend of mine began dating a peer on another team at her company.
The Biggest Component to Making Resolutions Stick
This time of year, everyone’s joining gyms, taking up yoga, walking the dog more, eating empty calories less. But, here’s the thing: we spend most of our time at work, so doesn’t it make sense that companies should get on the healthy train, too? Common sense (and data) tells us that happy, healthy workers are more productive, cost less, and stay on staff longer.
Want to Delegate-But Just Don't have the Time?
For most managers, this is an extremely busy time of the year. You’ve likely got goal setting, performance reviews, bonus discussions and strategic planning. Did we forget to mention you also have the day-to-day responsibility of managing your team? Drinking from a fire hose doesn’t even cover it. You really want to delegate some of your work but lets face it delegating takes time. How do you even start?
Are You a Future Scrooge?
One of my favorite Christmas movies is A Christmas Carol. While watching it the other day, the scene in which Scrooge is whisked away by the Ghost of Christmas Past struck me as particularly poignant.At first, Scrooge is delighted by the happy scenes he’s presented...
Management Lessons Learned from Black Friday
Thanksgiving is about gratitude, and, no matter your belief system or country of origin, that concept is one that resonates. Also, there’s nothing like gathering around a table with friends and loved ones to do some serious eating. And, let’s be honest, drinking. And then eating again.
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