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.
right question

To Get a Good Answer, You Need to Ask the Right Question

The right question will always help you get a good answer. If you don’t know how to ask, you will get the wrong answer.
respect

Respect You Earn, It’s Not Attached to Your Business Card

Once you are promoted to a new position, you may expect it to come along with the respect of your colleagues or superiors.
lying salesman

A Lying Salesman Won’t Earn Much

Generally speaking, a liar loses credibility fast, but a lying salesman may easily decrease the value of a certain product, service or even the brand.
employee

You Cannot Treat Every Employee the Same

It’s the same as stating that every employee is different, that they don’t have the same needs and don’t respond to the same kind of motivation.
hates corporations

Why Everyone Hates Corporations

Everyone hates corporations because they are bacteria  eating all our resources, of course. If we look around us, without corporations we would not be here.
sneeze

Why Don’t You Sneeze With Your Eyes Open?

Of course you can sneeze with your eyes open, is just that your body’s reflexes won’t allow you to, not before they activate the defense system.
nothing will work

Nothing Will Work When You’re Not OK

Everything around has a direct or indirect connection to what you do and nothing will work when you’re not OK.

Useless Procedures with Annoying Results

You obviously encountered some useless procedures until now and not only they don’t solve anything, but they are really annoying.
wrong

On Being Wrong

If you feel you have never done anything wrong, relax, it certainly did happen. Maybe no one told you, maybe you didn’t realize it.
time management

Time Management Sucks

Dears, relying on time management techniques definitely suck and it’s a lot like treating a severe toothache with dandelion tea.