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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 :)
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.
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!
cappuccino

Milk-free Cappuccino

After the success of an original product, there are plenty of people who are gonna say they are not good enough and they wait for the milk free cappuccino.
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.
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.
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.
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.
opinion

In my opinion

Providing an opinion makes you seem as if participating actively at a tabloid show starring the role of hair dye-motor oil - football – politics expert.
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...
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.
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.
be happy

You Don’t Have to Be Happy All The Time

At the beginning of every year, you need to be happy. It’s a must, this is how it works, you can’t make a resolution to be unhappy.