Feedback Shouldn’t Mean

Feedback Shouldn’t Mean Telling People They Are Generally OK

When you talk to an employee, feedback shouldn’t mean just telling him/her they are OK, but still need to improve a bunch of stuff or… even worse
objectives

Why Is It Important To Have Objectives

If you don’t have objectives it’s highly unlikely for you to function within normal parameters. Without knowing what you want to do you will not succeed.
vacation

I Am on Vacation

To be on vacation may sound a bit out of season for us, but in some countries high season is in full swing… so, you can have it anytime.
dying

5 Most Read Articles of 2019

You’ll find below 5 of the most read articles of 2019, a corporate, fine dining menu with vegan steaks and leadership deserts.
wrong

I Am Never Wrong

Yes, you read correctly, I am never wrong… said the world’s worst manager while watching another employee leaving in search of opportunities outside their company.
Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy Is a Serious Condition

The definition of hypocrisy: sitting around all day doing nothing but complaining about the “imbecile” boss or co-worker
trust

Trust Is Earned, You Don’t Get It For Free

Trust is among the most important aspects in the relationship between the employee and the employer and vice versa.
my time

My Time Is Not Different From Your Time

So much was written about time management that I am certain my time is different from yours or even from the time we had yesterday in the same time frame.
lazy

Why Are You Lazy?

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Let’s not start with the usual bs that you are never lazy… I’m not buying it. I don’t believe you don’t experience such lazy moments daily
Personnel Fluctuation

Why Personnel Fluctuation Is Good

Even if the headline sounds a little odd, personnel fluctuation is actually good, from many points of view.
colleague to manager

The Evolution from Colleague to Manager

In most companies, promoting from within is something common; nonetheless, transitioning from colleague to manager is not as easy as it seems.
poor performance

What Can You Do When You Have a Poor Performance?

Even if it never happened to you to have a poor performance, it’s highly unlikely to always be at your best.
personal life

The Manager Sets the Tone for the Personal Life and the Professional Life Balance

Personal life is what, in theory, most of us appreciate the most. In theory. In practice though, most of the times you have a freaking deadline.
compliment

How to Accept a Compliment

In the highly (unlikely) situation that someone pays you a compliment at the office about your daily activity you should react accordingly.
emergency

Your Emergency is Not Mine

Many times we expect for things to happen in an instant, but just as often it happens that your emergency is not my emergency too.
do for yourself

What Do You Do for Yourself?

You are certainly doing a lot of things for other people, but what do you do for yourself?
look out the window

Do You Look Out the Window or in the Mirror?

Mister Collins was saying that if you look out the window instead of in the mirror, it’s possible you are not doing the right thing.
poorly performing employee

What Can You Do With a Poorly Performing Employee

No, you should not let a poorly performing employee go. At least not on the first warning, because then you will end up alone in the company.
always

But… We Always Did It This Way

Just because you have an idea doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good one but we always did things this way around here and it worked out fine.
do wrong

What did I do wrong?

This is how the presumption of guilt starts, you wonder from the start “What did I do wrong?” – especially when your boss calls you for a meeting.
education

Why Education Plays an Important Role in Your Career

As odd as it may seem, education plays an important role in the evolution of your career. From interview to promotion, education helps a lot.
constructive feedback

Constructive Feedback or Hate

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Most of the times the difference between constructive feedback and hate is a fine line that can quickly escalate to harsh criticism.
back to school

Back To School

As the manager/employer you need to be there when your employees children go back to school and and help when school starts.
without email

You Can’t Even Imagine How Much You Can Achieve Without Email

I am not starting a cult called “Without email”, but if you are employed – you are in great danger for the electronic letter to eat your heart out.
what i said

What I Said and What Did You Hear

What I said might be or not be right, but anyway, often we say something and people hear a different thing.
Old Lady Down the Stairs

Can’t Push an Old Lady Down the Stairs and Ask Why She’s in a Hurry

You shouldn’t push an old lady down the stairs, but neither should you do that to anyone else.
Perfect Opportunity

Don’t Wait For the Perfect Opportunity

If you are planning to wait for the perfect opportunity, you’d probably have a lot to wait in vain.
yell

Don’t Yell!

You can talk, NOT yell and still share your point of view. No matter if you are a teacher, a parent, a manager or a cashier, you cannot earn respect by using force.
measuring

You Can’t Have Performance without Measuring

You need to keep measuring every activity in order to track its progress/regress. If you go shopping for shoes, you ask for a specific size.
same water

Everyone Cooks the Soup with the Same Water

What I mean is that basically everyone starts from the same water when cooking a soup and that getting to a different result/flavor is totally up to us.