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strategy

“It’s Going To Be OK” Is Not a Long Term Strategy

Positive thinking is what helps you to move on, to progress, but without a proper strategy and some concrete actions, it’s not just “going to be OK”.
horse to water

You Can Lead the Horse to Water, but You Can’t Make Him Drink

This thing about leading the horse to water is an English proverb which dates back to 1100, coming most probably from the front runners of any scientists.
contagious

How Contagious Are You?

No reason to panic, but Mr. and Mrs. Contagious are coming to town. This is not about some mysterious flu though and will not make the news either.
Your Opinion Matters

Your Opinion Matters

Though it may not always feel so, your opinion matters regardless of where you work or how insignificant your role in the organization may seem.

I Feel You Don’t Listen

When I say you don’t listen, I don’t necessarily mean I told you to do something and you seemed not to hear it. It looks like you hear some noise.
Feedback Shouldn’t Mean

Feedback Shouldn’t Mean Telling People They Are Generally OK

When you talk to an employee, feedback shouldn’t mean just telling him/her they are OK, but still need to improve a bunch of stuff or… even worse
objectives

Why Is It Important To Have Objectives

If you don’t have objectives it’s highly unlikely for you to function within normal parameters. Without knowing what you want to do you will not succeed.
trust

Trust Is Earned, You Don’t Get It For Free

Trust is among the most important aspects in the relationship between the employee and the employer and vice versa.
lazy

Why Are You Lazy?

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Let’s not start with the usual bs that you are never lazy… I’m not buying it. I don’t believe you don’t experience such lazy moments daily
colleague to manager

The Evolution from Colleague to Manager

In most companies, promoting from within is something common; nonetheless, transitioning from colleague to manager is not as easy as it seems.
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.
poorly performing employee

What Can You Do With a Poorly Performing Employee

No, you should not let a poorly performing employee go. At least not on the first warning, because then you will end up alone in the company.
do wrong

What did I do wrong?

This is how the presumption of guilt starts, you wonder from the start “What did I do wrong?” – especially when your boss calls you for a meeting.
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.
Old Lady Down the Stairs

Can’t Push an Old Lady Down the Stairs and Ask Why She’s in a Hurry

You shouldn’t push an old lady down the stairs, but neither should you do that to anyone else.
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.
yell

Don’t Yell!

You can talk, NOT yell and still share your point of view. No matter if you are a teacher, a parent, a manager or a cashier, you cannot earn respect by using force.
same water

Everyone Cooks the Soup with the Same Water

What I mean is that basically everyone starts from the same water when cooking a soup and that getting to a different result/flavor is totally up to us.
right question

To Get a Good Answer, You Need to Ask the Right Question

The right question will always help you get a good answer. If you don’t know how to ask, you will get the wrong answer.
respect

Respect You Earn, It’s Not Attached to Your Business Card

Once you are promoted to a new position, you may expect it to come along with the respect of your colleagues or superiors.
down the stairs

Try to Get Down the Stairs on All Fours

Even if you ever tried to climb the stairs on all fours just for fun or ‘cause you actually needed it it’s quite unlikely you have ever tried to go down the stairs the same way.
going back

Why Going Back to A Company You Worked For?

When you get a job at a new company, it may happen that you won’t find there all that you have hoped for and then it’s very likely to think about going back to your previous employer.
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?
effort

No Matter the Effort, the Pain Shall Pass

When you need to do something very difficult, neither the effort, nor the short term pain should be counted in, the end result is what matters most.
people say

What Would People Say?

You are your worst enemy when you tell yourself you can’t do something – by considering what can people say about it – sadly, this is often the case.
dying

I’m dying

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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.