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democracy

There Is No Democracy Within Companies

I hope you didn’t think there is democracy within the companies you work for and that we each get a vote on how to do our job. This thing with voting applies merely when choosing a location for the end of the year party, not for serious business decisions.
admit

Admit When You Are Wrong

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

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 :)
depressed

What Can You Do When Your Employee is Depressed?

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When your employee is depressed, the results of their work may affect the entire organization and your attitude as manager is greatly challenged in such moments.
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.
annoying

What Can You Do With An Annoying Colleague?

There is no organization that doesn’t have an annoying colleague or more. In order to determine just how annoying that person is, there should be more than one person being bothered by their behavior. Except if you are the annoying one :)
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.
start a blog

Why Start a Blog

I will provide you now the secret recipe for (not) to start a blog. They may seem many or just a few posts, I don’t know, I wrote once a week.
productive manager

What Can You Do to Be a Productive Manager

If you are not a productive manager, sooner or later your team will be counterproductive and this will affect you and the company.
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.
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.