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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.
do for yourself

What Do You Do for Yourself?

You are certainly doing a lot of things for other people, but what do you do for yourself?
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.
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.
education

Why Education Plays an Important Role in Your Career

As odd as it may seem, education plays an important role in the evolution of your career. From interview to promotion, education helps a lot.
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.
Perfect Opportunity

Don’t Wait For the Perfect Opportunity

If you are planning to wait for the perfect opportunity, you’d probably have a lot to wait in vain.
sneeze

Why Don’t You Sneeze With Your Eyes Open?

Of course you can sneeze with your eyes open, is just that your body’s reflexes won’t allow you to, not before they activate the defense system.
nothing will work

Nothing Will Work When You’re Not OK

Everything around has a direct or indirect connection to what you do and nothing will work when you’re not OK.
wrong

On Being Wrong

If you feel you have never done anything wrong, relax, it certainly did happen. Maybe no one told you, maybe you didn’t realize it.
say no

Can You Say No?

It may seem very obvious, but each time you say no to others, you say yes to yourself. This is very helpful when it comes to a better self management.
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?

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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?
mistake

Why a Mistake Is Your Best Teacher

The mistake is our friend – the most beautiful affirmation I have heard from my little one, following her student - teacher discussions, during primary school.
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.
say hello

Why Don’t You Say Hello?

It’s not even that hard to say hello, not at all. “Hello” accompanied by a smile or by a more complex “How may I help you?” can work miracles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.