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

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 :)
management

Management Means Administration and Regulation

From the beginning of time until today, management meant administration and regulation, either when talking about equally dividing the hunting catch so it would be enough for the whole community and organizing the next hunt; or when talking about modern marketing and innovation components, as Drucker calls them.
stuck

Are You Stuck on The Escalator?

Are there any moments when you feel stuck and can’t go any further? Welcome to the club! We all have been there at least once, whether we acknowledge it or not.
depressed

What Can You Do When Your Employee is Depressed?

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When your employee is depressed, the results of their work may affect the entire organization and your attitude as manager is greatly challenged in such moments.
annoying

What Can You Do With An Annoying Colleague?

There is no organization that doesn’t have an annoying colleague or more. In order to determine just how annoying that person is, there should be more than one person being bothered by their behavior. Except if you are the annoying one :)
someone else's fault

It’s Always Someone Else's Fault

There is no secret that generally it’s very hard for us to recognize we made a mistake and that we often feel it’s someone else's fault.
my dog

What I Learned From My Dog

After 13 years, I had to say goodbye to my dog. It was awful. Seeing him hurt and not being able to help, makes you feel powerless.
start a blog

Why Start a Blog

I will provide you now the secret recipe for (not) to start a blog. They may seem many or just a few posts, I don’t know, I wrote once a week.
remote work

Telework or Remote Work

It’s been a while now since remote work was adopted as an option to classic office hours. One out of five employees throughout is part of it.
company parties

Company Parties

Some of you may already have held the company parties, just in time for you to see the photos (or worse: the movies) and take pride in yourselves.
rights

Employment Means Losing Some Rights

It’s one thing to be on your own and another to be employed, you’ll have to give up some rights; you can’t keep doing whatever pops into your mind.
on a plane

What (NOT) To Do On a Plane

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If last week I was telling you about what (not) to do at the airport, today you are going to read about proper behavior on the plane.
at the airport

What (NOT) To Do At the Airport

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At the airport everyone expect their loved ones and it’s a true emotional furnace. At the Arrivals gate… ‘cause the Departures have different emotions.
cappuccino

Milk-free Cappuccino

After the success of an original product, there are plenty of people who are gonna say they are not good enough and they wait for the milk free cappuccino.
bad managers

Why Good Employees End Up as Bad Managers?

I have written before that the best thing that can happen to your career is to have a few bad managers. The more the better, just learn something from them
14 minutes

14 Minutes a Day

Yes, you read it well: 14 minutes every day, meaning 1% out of the 1,440 minutes that a day has. 14 minutes in which you plan what to do during that day.
man says

When a Man Says He Will Do It, He Will Do It!

If a man says he will do it, then it must be true, you don’t have to ask him every 6 months asking when he’ll do it. All clear?
weeds

Did You Pluck the Weeds out of Your Life?

If you don’t get rid of the weeds, anything else you plant near by, either grass, flowers or fruit tree, the result will be negative.
attitude

With This Attitude…

Many times we get hung up on the - this attitude - business whenever an employee doesn’t meet our standards. We are not all the same.
trust your boss

Do You Trust Your Boss?

An essential component is represented by the confidence degree you have in your superior, his “performance” has a decisive role in your career.
change

What Is Change?

Change is not what it may seem and I don’t even want to go near the famous resistance to change that has been part of the struggle.