blame

Placing the Blame Doesn’t Do Any Good

We are so good at placing the blame on others that some of us may even turn into Blame Game Coaches. We have reached such a level of know-how that  we reach proficiency in blaming everybody else.
stinky

What Can You Do About a Stinky Colleague?

I know that it does not happen to you to have someone stinky around, but occasionally you may experience a sting in your eyes.
parachute

You Can Only Jump Once - Off the Plane without a Parachute

When you jump off the plane you have to consider the risks, and not having a parachute sounds like suicide. The same thing happens at work.
late

Why Are You Always Late?

Excluded people reading this article, of course, so I don’t mean that you made a habit out of being late :) for briefings, meetings, weddings, the airport or the dentist – but just that others being late affect you directly.
competition

What Is Competition Good For

No matter the line of work, competition is the one that keeps us alert or motivates us to become better – it applies for both individuals and companies.
to-do list

Why the To-Do List Is Not Helping

The to-do list is a sequence of stuff to do without necessarily having a clue on how to do it.
autopilot

What Do You Do On Autopilot?

What do you mean you don’t work on autopilot? You may very well think you don’t, but you have another thing coming.
who do you carbon copy

Who Do You Carbon Copy

If you don’t know who you are supposed to put in Carbon Copy, the easiest is to place there everyone who has something to do with that message, either directly or not, along with all their relatives. Not really everyone, save some for the blind copy, a.k.a. BCC.
backup

The Backup’s Backup

Backup is another way of stating you have a contingency copy of your work.
complicate

Let’s Complicate

Why not complicate because it would be too embarrassing to simplify; especially when dealing with things that “have always been this way”.
succeeding

Good Luck Succeeding

Yes, I know, it sounds a little odd to wish you to make your own luck when succeeding, but without your perseverance there cannot be any success. If you are not results driven, enthused and motivated by your future endeavors, you have a greater chance to fail.
bad boss

If You Have a Bad Boss, Replace Him!

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The best thing that can happen to your career is to have a bad boss … or more. You cannot possibly collect them all, even though it may seem sometimes that they all ended up on your reporting line.
start tomorrow

I’ll Start Tomorrow

Did everyone survive the syndrome “I’ll Start Tomorrow”, or do you move mountains already? Chill, it was a rhetorical question! I said tomorrow, not today – it’s not like you came back to read the blog post you read yesterday.
priority

How Do You Set your Highest Priority?

It’s very good to have priority, especially when the rest of the world needs to wait for you. Of course, this lasts until somebody decides to dodge you or runs you over on the cross-walk.
i am allowed

Only I Am Allowed To Do It!

I am allowed to do it, because I am in command of things and you’re not. Wow, what arrogance! Legend goes that you should practice what you preach. Let’s leave aside the minister and gain some knowledge on why you shouldn’t tell people they are not allowed to do something and you are.
internal customers

How are Your Internal Customers?

Besides the “typical” customers, those that everyone refer to, the internal clients are just as important as the external ones. Thus, no matter your position in the company, they should be serviced just as well.
micromanagement

If You Suffer From Micromanagement-itis, You Weren’t Vaccinated For Sure!

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For the sake of all employees, know there is hope if your boss suffers from micromanagement-itis. If you have a sick boss, help him. Don’t let him in his/her own misery, as it will torment you too.
How to Behave at the Office

How to Behave at the Office without Bothering the Others

If there was a textbook on how to behave at the office, it would probably have addendum's every day. We are not going to debate now whether it’s good or not to have an open office, nor the advantages and disadvantages of each – we are just going to “analyse” the scenario needed for survival.
rely on your boss

Can You Rely On Your Boss?

It’s not so important to be able to rely on your boss, it’s VERY important.
project manager

To Be or Not To Be Project Manager, That Is the Question

Traditionally, a Project Manager is the one planning and sometimes executing a project – from the start to the very end. The end may not really be in reach , but not because of the Project Manager
the power of decision

The Power of Decision

The power of decision is some trendy asset, most people crave for. It doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone acknowledges it, but from choosing the color of the curtains to the family car model, the decision making power is something you either achieve, earn or you are assigned.
stop complaining

Stop Complaining!

I know that sometimes things don’t go exactly as you intended, but without doing something about it, nothing is likely to change. So, stop complaining, it will ruin your complexion. Inside and out.
distracted

How Easily One Gets Distracted

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It’s very easy to get distracted from your current activity and you can realize it only by recalling how many interruptions you had during the day.
i told you

I Told You It’s Not Okay!

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How many times have I told you it’s not ok? Well, I am taking a break while you count, because it may take some time. There are people who generally have made a life mission out of pointing out that you are doing it wrong.
your priority

Your Priority Should Be the Family, Not the Job!

I am convinced that you know what is your number one priority. In theory you do. In practice, you might not be so skilled at managing your job outside work.
not my job

It’s Not My Job To Do It

If I had a nickel for every time I heard “it’s not my job”, I would be rich by now. In return, the legend goes that every grey hair I got it’s a direct consequence of someone using this expression.
be worry

Don’t happy, be worry

And yes, I mean it exactly as it is written be worry but it should be the other way round, without worry. Too much worry may  affect your liver.
democracy

There Is No Democracy Within Companies

I hope you didn’t think there is democracy within the companies you work for and that we each get a vote on how to do our job. This thing with voting applies merely when choosing a location for the end of the year party, not for serious business decisions.
admit

Admit When You Are Wrong

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Yup, Bo$$, admit when you are wrong, especially in front of your subordinates or colleagues. It’s easier to admit it in front of the manager, even if it’s a cautious act – maybe I get away with it, a mistake admitted cuts half the negative impact. Or something like that.
meeting

Let’s Have a Meeting About Nothing

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I know this has never happened to you – participating to a meeting on nothing and less likely, calling one yourself. This is a privilege that few mortals have. Very often :)