How to Argue and Win – New Webinar on July 27 @ 2pm ET Hello: No one likes to argue. It is stressful, dangerous, and plain not fun. When we do decide we need to argue, … Continue reading How to Argue and Win – New Webinar On July 27, 2017
When do you decide you’re under too much stress? When do you call in sick and take a mental health day? When do you put you at the top of your to-do list? Not often enough, I say — and when we do, it’s usually because our body has given us no choice in the … Continue reading Preventing Burnout Is A Choice We Should Make Every Day
Help Me Rhonda: I’m new to my company, in my first supervisory position. I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes and I want to be seen as a friendly boss but I feel like I’m being tested every day by my new staff members. For example, two of them will often be chatting to … Continue reading New Supervisor Worries
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
Effective Team Meetings: New Webinar on October 27 Hi David Meetings – are they a waste of time, or do they help accomplish goals? Teams need to meet regularly (if not frequently). Effective teams are essential to your success, and great leaders need to run effective team meetings. But not just “any” kind … Continue reading Effective Team Meetings – New Webinar on October 27
Every day, we see people whose photos should hang in the Professional Hall of Shame. People who are simply awful at their jobs, and who somehow manage to get away with bad behavior. They never get fired, but they give their profession a bad name. There are some stereotypical examples in pop culture. Remember Mrs. … Continue reading The 2016 “Professional Hall of Shame” Awards
Help Me Rhonda: I just had my annual performance review, and my supervisor said I have to work on my credibility in the workplace. I dress professionally, show up on time and I get my work done. I don’t even socialize with co-workers outside work or on social media. How have I lost credibility when … Continue reading My Credibility is Hurting!
A Tidy Desk: Efficient—or the Sign of a Sick Mind? There is a big difference between neat and organized. Just because you aren’t neat, it doesn’t mean you aren’t organized. However, having a messy desk does mean that people may assume you are disorganized and will probably treat you as such. Warren and I just … Continue reading Do you always need to have a neat desk
Look around you. Is anyone nearby—close enough to hear or smell you? If that’s the case, you may want to pay more attention to how your actions are affecting others. The world seems to be filled with people who are oblivious to the ways in which their actions affect others. These oblivious people do and … Continue reading How *crunch, crunch* oblivious are you?