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.
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”.
Constant Whiners

What Can You Do About the Constant Whiners?

Those constant whiners, who always complain about something, create an unpleasant environment no matter where they are, not just at the office.
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.

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.
wrong

I Am Never Wrong

Yes, you read correctly, I am never wrong… said the world’s worst manager while watching another employee leaving in search of opportunities outside their company.
trust

Trust Is Earned, You Don’t Get It For Free

Trust is among the most important aspects in the relationship between the employee and the employer and vice versa.
Personnel Fluctuation

Why Personnel Fluctuation Is Good

Even if the headline sounds a little odd, personnel fluctuation is actually good, from many points of view.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.