Managing the Micromanager

I suspect micromanagers are made, not born. Somewhere along the line, they probably got burned by a project that didn’t go well. Continue reading “Managing the Micromanager”…

Gratitude is an Attitude

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and not just because of the food. I love the fact that we dedicate a national day to being grateful for our blessings. If you’re working, here is a list of things you can be grateful for. Continue reading “Gratitude is an Attitude”…

Let’s Eliminate Employee Probation

“Probation” has a couple of meanings, including one from our criminal justice system. Its technical definition is “the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision.” We also use it for newly hired employees, making their first few months feel like a presumption of incompetence until proven otherwise. Continue reading “Let’s Eliminate Employee Probation”…

Signs That Your Job May be in Jeopardy

Should you be worried about losing your job? Maybe. Here are some signs you might be on the way out. Continue reading “Signs That Your Job May be in Jeopardy”…

Charisma on Command: Building Conviction

[Charismatic people] are simply displaying conviction through every physical method possible.  Eye contact, tonality, flinching, muscle tension, breathing and myriads more.  They are so minute that we don’t consciously pick up on them as an observer.  But our subconscious processes them all and provides us with a feeling: “He’s lying,” or “He’s telling the truth.”” Continue reading “Charisma on Command: Building Conviction”…

Sympathy Won’t Help You

Embed from Getty Images Brené Brown is a researcher who has specialized in studying shame for most of… Continue reading “Sympathy Won’t Help You”…