Category: In The Workplace

Managing Up As a Way to Get What You Want

Managing up as a way to get what you want is a great trick. I got my first glimpse of this technique when a former boss once spoke about management by attraction. This is the process by which you create such a great work culture that it simply draws people in organically versus having to… Read more »

When Personal Trauma Affects Work

When personal trauma affects work, things can go sideways fast. Traumatized employees have anaffected ability to learn, think, manage change, and relate to others. Your mental state and even attention can be completely distracted from the work that needs to be done, resulting in costly errors or accidental omissions. Additionally, when personal trauma affects work,… Read more »

When Leaders Need to Gracefully Exit

When leaders need to gracefully exit is directly tied into their EQ. But more importantly, it really says more about their character. I recently worked with a leader diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and this person had finally reached the crossroads of their career with a decision to make. This was the pivotal moment of knowing… Read more »

Declining a Job Offer

Declining a job offer is a tough thing, especially when you need a job and money NOW. However, sometimes, it is the right thing to do and not necessarily easy, since you don’t want to burn any bridges. You never know where the people of the company may land in future jobs.  Or, you might… Read more »