Aug 04 2015

Are You Hot Under the Collar?

2015 has been the hottest on Earth’s record, but I don’t need to read The Washington Post to know that. All I have to do is open the door and let the DC summer air flood my foyer with unbearably swampy heat.

Mar 22 2015

Negativity At The Office…We Can’t Blame It On The Weather

It’s not your imagination…the bad weather a third of the country experienced this winter put everyone a little on edge.  To endure the amount of snow that fell in Boston without one grumpy day would take a particularly happy saint.  

Feb 21 2015

Finding the Right Connection

Love is definitely in the air this month, and it’s got me thinking about one of the most important aspects of the workplace: job satisfaction. People who drag themselves to work every day and then clock watch all day aren’t living…nor are they fulfilling their potential.   

Jul 25 2014

10 Management Traits that Make People Quit

I believe, “people quit bosses, not jobs”, So when I recently posted a Career Bliss Infographic on the traits of a disengaged employee, I got some push back with this comment,” if someone is that disgruntled, it’s usually the manager's fault”.  Fair point.  So what are the characteristics of the kind of boss that will have you head for the door?

May 16 2014

The Difference Between Delegating and Empowering

So many managers pride themselves on being great delegators.  They think because they’re handing off all the lousy work they don’t want to do, they’re empowering their employees. Wrong! Empowerment, as the word implies, makes people feel they have some power over their work and their destiny.

 

May 06 2014

5 Steps to Really Vacate on Vacation

Vacations are defined as, “a period spent AWAY from home or business in travel or recreation

And yet, most people have a hard time really getting away from everything. Since it’s almost summer, and since I just returned from a great vacation myself, it seems like a good time to try to help you vacate on your vacation.

Apr 02 2014

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

It may be hard to believe now (or maybe not), but many years ago, I wasn’t so easy to get along with at work, at least with many of my peers.  And what’s worse, the people that worked for me often knew it. Not sure what’s worse- being a jerk, or having everyone know it.

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