Exclamation Points and the Female Brain

The exclamation point may have originated from a Latin exclamation of joy (io). According to Wikipedia, the modern exclamation point… Continue reading “Exclamation Points and the Female Brain”…

Let’s Eliminate Employee Probation

“Probation” has a couple of meanings, including one from our criminal justice system. Its technical definition is “the… Continue reading “Let’s Eliminate Employee Probation”…

The Second Shift

Embed from Getty Images (This article originally appeared in my Jacksonville Business Journal column “The Careerist.”) From 1960 to the… Continue reading “The Second Shift”…

I Woke Up This Way

If you feel a little groggy as you’re reading this, Dr. Michael Breus, who bills himself as “The Sleep Doctor,” feels your pain. His Los Angeles-based clinical psychology practice is dedicated to helping people understand their chronotypes and learn to manage them better. Your chronotype is your biological predisposition to be a morning person, an evening person, or somewhere in between. Continue reading “I Woke Up This Way”…

Managing the Micro Manager (Part Two)

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If you work for a micromanager, it’s easy to feel like giving up. After being second guessed, checked and re-checked, and getting blamed for project delays, you may want to throw in the towel. Your manager is so busy counting trees that he’s forgotten you’re even in a forest. Continue reading “Managing the Micro Manager (Part Two)”…

Holiday Notes

It's the most wonderful time of the year,  at least according to Andy Williams. For some of us, not so much. Here's a list of resources to help you navigate the holiday season at work or in your job hunt. Continue reading “Holiday Notes”…