Tom Brady just won his fifth Super Bowl ring. He is the most successful quarterback in NFL history, he has what appears to be a perfect life, has more success than anyone can imagine, yet he is not loved by all. He is not seen by all as the best, and he is not the … Continue reading What Tom Brady Can Teach Us About Popularity
Is it OK to give up on your difficult person? There may come a time in your relationship with your difficult person when you realize it is never going to work out. You are never going to reach a middle ground. You are never going to change their behaviour. Is it OK to give up? … Continue reading Can I Quit
Click here to view this email in your browser. Beat the Bully: Next Webinar On February 9 @ 2pm ET Hi David Do you work with a bully? Does any of this sound familiar? * Your boss is constantly saying things to humiliate you with malicious comments and vindictive phone … Continue reading Do you work with a bully? Beat the Bully webinar solutions for you
Click here to view this email in your browser. Stress Strategies & Solutions: Webinar On December 21 @ 2pm ET Hi David Listen to our weekly podcast to get three quick tips to help cope with stress: (2min podcast) … Continue reading Do you have too much stress? Webinar December 21, 2016
I’m dealing with an avoider. I find it very frustrating. Every once in a while you will encounter a situation where you want to deal with it in a calm, professional manner, and the person with whom you want to deal with, does not want to deal with it at all! An avoider is someone … Continue reading Avoiding Confrontation Is Not The Answer
Are you a Meg or Lupita? Her name was Meg, and she had a head full of beautiful silver hair through which she routinely ran her hands. She had a smile that was genuine, and ever present. Her bubbly personality was contagious and enhanced our enjoyment ten-fold. She was the wine pourer on a recent … Continue reading How To Love your Job
Do distractions frustrate you and cause you to be less efficient? Of course they do. Whether those distractions come in the form of noisy co-workers, being in a high traffic area or social media, you know that if they weren’t there, you’d get more done. I’ll almost always choose a funny video on Facebook, … Continue reading How to deal with distract — wait, is that cake?
When I was 38 and single, I tried speed dating. It seemed perfect for my direct personality, and my desire not to waste time on long, painful dates with men I didn’t want to spend time with. With speed dating, in the space of one hour you meet 10 different men, for about five minutes … Continue reading Are You A Me-Me-Me Conversationalist?
I went to see the movie Horrible Bosses this week. I laughed a lot, and was grateful that I’ve never had any bosses in my life quite as bad as the ones in the movie.
I do hear a lot of horror stories, though. I certainly know that some people are not so lucky to be working with a great boss or in a great job. I certainly have compassion for people who feel trapped by their situation into staying in a job that takes advantage of them.
I’m not proud of it, but I am a micromanager.
I used to work for a micromanager. It wasn’t pleasant; it was hard on my self-confidence and I swore that I would never become a micromanager. “Mike” used to follow up on every detail; he used to give me step-by-step instructions on how to do things I had done a thousand times, and he would make notes on every little thing that was not done the way he would have done it (and bring it up during my review).