lipstick on a pig

Putting Lipstick on a Pig Is Not Enough to Make It Pretty

When putting lipstick on a pig to show the entire world how pretty it is, you are actually trying to mislead, by increasing superficially its value and beauty.
Sense of Humor

How’s Your Sense of Humor at the Office

Even if this may sound simple, the sense of humor at the office isn’t something that everyone is endowed with.
work from home

How do you work from home?

More and more companies provide you with the opportunity to work from home, depending on the nature of the activity.
treat you

You Teach Others How to Treat You

By applying a simple principle- if you treat me right I shall treat you the same – it’s mainly your choice you allow other people to treat you.
strategy

“It’s Going To Be OK” Is Not a Long Term Strategy

Positive thinking is what helps you to move on, to progress, but without a proper strategy and some concrete actions, it’s not just “going to be OK”.
horse to water

You Can Lead the Horse to Water, but You Can’t Make Him Drink

This thing about leading the horse to water is an English proverb which dates back to 1100, coming most probably from the front runners of any scientists.
contagious

How Contagious Are You?

No reason to panic, but Mr. and Mrs. Contagious are coming to town. This is not about some mysterious flu though and will not make the news either.
results

What Can You Do When Everyone Works Hard and the Results Don’t Show Up

So it may happen that everyone works really hard, doing everything by the book, but somehow the results don’t come.
Your Opinion Matters

Your Opinion Matters

Though it may not always feel so, your opinion matters regardless of where you work or how insignificant your role in the organization may seem.

I Feel You Don’t Listen

When I say you don’t listen, I don’t necessarily mean I told you to do something and you seemed not to hear it. It looks like you hear some noise.
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.
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.