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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.
admit

Admit When You Are Wrong

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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.
criticism

Feedback Is Not Criticism

Feedback is generally treated as criticism because when we receive it, we expect something negative. This is not very far from the truth, but it’s far from the initial purpose of feedback.
people

People Are NOT the Most Important “Asset” Of a Company

It sounds so good this story of how people are the most important ‘asset’ we have. Well, it may sound good but it’s a little far-fetched. I mean if you have a bunch of non-performers, simply sitting around – probably they aren’t your most important people.
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.
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.
recommend

I Must Recommend Something Really Cool

In a world full of opinion givers, the best of all is the one who says “I recommend…” without even trying that particular recommendation on themselves.
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.
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
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.
lost without me

They’d Be Lost Without Me!

If you’d realize how important and critical I am for the company I work for, you’d realize they will be lost without me. Does this sound familiar?
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.
be nice

Why Can’t You Be Nice?

I know that you experienced several times some misbehavior, and the person you interacted with showed an immense disgust, they just can't be nice.
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.
Like your job

Do You Like Your Job?

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If you like your job, let it show. If you like what you do, you are more likely to become the best in your field of expertise.
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.
motivation

MOTIVation Starts With a Motive!

Motivation makes a person become what he wants to become, and there are two main types of motivation: fear driven and positivity driven.
quit

When You Quit, Be Civilized

The day comes when not all things line up the way you want or you simply got a better offer and decided to quit. Well, this happens in all companies.
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.
train yourself

How to Train Yourself

When the company doesn’t provide the training (you think) you deserve, you always have the option to train yourself. You are responsible for your presence.
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”.