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.
potty training

Congratulations! Potty Training was Successful

When a child takes his first potty training is a family celebration. You call every relative up to the 4th rank and send pictures/video. WOW!
yearly evaluation

Counting Only on the Yearly Evaluation is Dumb

Yes, you read well, it’s dumb to wait the yearly evaluation as the only way to manage your people and their performance. You cannot count only on these.
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?
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.
I am sorry

I Made a Mistake, I Am Sorry…

How many times have you heard - I am sorry - coming out of a superior’s mouth? I don’t think you answered out loud, ‘cause I didn’t hear you.
keep your employees

How to Keep Your Employees

When you are a manager, other than delivering results, you must also make sure you keep your employees, not only the best ones.
don't have time

I Don’t Have Time

Take a deep breath, then exhale relaxed, go to a place that allows you to see the bigger picture before saying you don’t have time.
It’s Not What I Meant

It’s Not What I Meant

Too much often we are put in a situation of “It's not what I meant”. This happens because the message was not stated properly.
Positive thinking

Don’t Exaggerate With Positive Thinking

Positive thinking has an extremely important role in everyone’s life, but if you think that no matter what, everything will turn out fine, you are a bit...
time

People Who Are More Precise Than Time

Some people are so precise with time that you can even set your watch right by following their schedule.
upset

Don’t Be Angry with Everyone Just ‘Cause You Are Upset

When you are a manager and have moments when things aren’t just right, doesn’t necessarily mean you should be upset with your team.
change

You Can’t Change Me

You will end up making a lot of resolutions to change, well just a common human defect. The good part is that some even achieve their resolutions.
extrovert or introvert

Extrovert or introvert

If you had to choose between being an extrovert or an introvert, whom will you choose to be? I am not saying you can do that :)
office politics

Office Politics

As much as we want to say that it doesn’t exist or that “we” don’t have it, office politics has a very important role in any organization.
arrogant

Are You Arrogant?

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The arrogant stamp can be won easily and sometimes there is no difference between an authentic arrogant and a person that lacks confidence.
copy

Employees Copy Everything You Do

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You can talk as long as you want about certain procedures, but the employees will copy what you actually do, not what you say.
anyone

You Cannot Teach Just Anyone, To Anything

You cannot do anything, you can’t become anyone, the same as you cannot learn anything, but what matters a lot is the “teacher”.
pessimist

How Can You Handle a Pessimist?

If you are a pessimist, you’ll surely find something unpleasant about this article, and if you are an optimist, you’ll find something good.
sabotages

What Can You Do When A Colleague Sabotages You?

British scientists from all over the world say that when (you are bitten by the arse by) a colleague sabotages you, you should turn the other cheek.
after office hours

Don’t Communicate After Office Hours

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The time after office hours end is the time when each person should choose what he/she would choose to do. That’s why it's called after hours.
boss

A Boss’ Challenges

The boss position comes not only with obvious benefits, but also with some nasty stuff. Well, we all choose what we wish to do with our career.
perfectionist

My Only Flaw Is That I Am a Perfectionist

I really enjoy when I ask someone (not necessarily during an interview) what is their greatest flaw and they answer: “I am a perfectionist!”
emails

What Can You Do to Receive an Answer to Emails

If you want to receive an answer to your emails you would need them to be read first of all. I know this information doesn’t help but, dooh.
calendar

The Importance of Calendar Planning

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Organizing activities in a calendar is similar to a doctor’s appointment. Imagine the chaos if all the patients would go to the doctor whenever they feel.