The answer may be the secret to getting the next one. “I just got passed up for another promotion. This is the third one in the last four years. I have a degree and great skills; I get excellent comments and scores on my yearly reviews, too. It seems impossible for me to break out … Continue reading Always Ask Why You Didn’t Get That Promotion
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
It feels like a just a few years ago that it was my turn to enter into kindergarten. Mrs. MacIntosh was my teacher and hero, and Mrs. MacDonald kept me safe on the bus ride to and from school. I still remember how nervous I was. And I remember things that both of those women … Continue reading I Just Turned 51, But I’m Not Done Learning Yet
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!
I’ve recently met several sports celebrities at different events (mostly golf tournaments) that I’ve been attending. What I’ve been noting is the level of anxiety that people feel when they think about approaching a celebrity. My friend Scott really wanted to meet Larry Robinson (a Canadian hockey player who played for Montreal in the 70s; … Continue reading Get The Courage To Say Hello
According to a recent survey, 91 per cent of millennials (born between 1977 and 1997) expect to stay in any given job for less than three years. For the more mature workers (born prior to 1977), the average is still just a little over four years. That means these young workers will have as many … Continue reading Are you job-ready?
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?