trust you

I Trust You

Even though for many employees it may sound weird, a manager should trust you. This is how an environment where mutual respect is quickly built looks like.
unread emails

Don’t Leave Any Unread Emails

If you work for a company, no matter the size, it’s quite obvious you need to deal with a whole bunch of unread emails every day.
same time

How Much Stuff Can You Do Right at the Same Time?

I have written many times about multi-tasking and in the meantime not a lot has changed – because you can hardly execute more tasks at the same time.
motivational speakers

What’s the Deal with Motivational Speakers?

Motivational speakers are becoming common in many countries, and this was clearly a normal situation but this doesn’t mean you are a good or a bad one
comparing

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

You’d better spend time considering why you comparing yourself to others. What does this do for you other than making you a little or a lot frustrated?
effort

No Matter the Effort, the Pain Shall Pass

When you need to do something very difficult, neither the effort, nor the short term pain should be counted in, the end result is what matters most.
delegation

Why Delegation Is So Important to a Manager

Delegation should be amongst the first chapters of the book “How to Become a Boss for Dummies”. The process itself means that you empower someone.
dying

I’m dying

It’s been a few years now since I keep saying I will be dying soon enough as as I have reached my mid age; I plan to hold on to that promise.
neighbor's lawn go dry

Let The Neighbor’s Lawn Go Dry

Hope you didn’t imagined that people don’t like to look ‘over the fence’ at the office, to make sure that neighbor's lawn go dry.
good boss

5 Most Read Articles of 2018

You'll find below 5 of the most read articles of 2018, a combination of vegan steaks combined with a leadership deserts.Click on each title to open the articles.
replace a colleague

The Ultimate Guide on How to Replace a Colleague

You certainly encountered this situation before – to replace a colleague who is on holiday or who left the company for good.
presentation

How to Give a Presentation

It’s very likely that during your career you have already needed to give a presentation at some point, in front of a smaller or larger audience.
laugh

Why Don’t You Laugh More at Work

There should be some company policies – stipulating that you should laugh more at work. Yes, you read well, I strongly believe that we need to laugh more.
secret santa

Ideas for Secret Santa

Holidays are coming and we have inherited, among others, a Secret Santa routine, this gesture of appreciation towards a colleague or even a family member.
workaholic manager

What Do You Do With an Workaholic Manager?

If you have an workaholic manager you have a pretty good chance that he/she expects the same level of dedication from you.
midday

What Have You Achieved By Midday?

Tell me if this sounds familiar – when noon is approaching you realize you haven’t yet achieved not even half of your scheduled tasks?
internet

How Much Time You Waste on the Internet?

I don’t think you realize how much time you actually waste browsing the Internet, that’s why the situation is so dramatic.
good boss

Good Boss, Bad Boss

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How can you tell if you are a good boss or a bad one? Usually it’s pretty hard to realize, especially if you gathered around you a bunch of as*-kissers.
ask

Ask and You Shall Be Given

Yes, boss, ask, instead of giving orders, and you have greater chance to receive. It’s a little harder for those with a bossy attitude
travel with kids

How to Travel With Kids by Plane / Train / Bus

One of my favorite shows is to see how some parents travel with kids by plane, train or bus and how they treat them.
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.
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”.
lying

How Can You Handle a Lying Colleague?

With or without intention, when a colleague – be it a peer, subordinate or worst case, a superior – is lying to you, it really sucks big time and any future collaboration with that person becomes questionable.