You’re Fired

You received some alarming news that will shake up your work life. And even though you may still have some time left with the company, it feels like you just got fired. Even worse, you have to keep performing while knowing you’re going to get the boot. It’s the feeling of being terminated but still […]

Promotion Rejected

Did you get rejected for the promotion that you knew was going to be yours? Maybe you didn’t get interviewed when less qualified people did? Or perhaps it was some small futile situation in the past that was held over your head. Pick your poison, there are tons of reasons. What you should consider is […]

Keeping the New Job

You’ve done it! Now what? The work routine is being learned and mastered. You’re making those important connections and augmenting your strengths. The feedback of being recognized for what you bring to the table is growing. Your value is increasing and opportunities are on the horizon. Your boss gives you more challenging work that you […]

Starting a New Job

You got it! Now what? It’s a fresh start somewhere new. You have a new desk and a new routine to learn. But you also want to make a good impact on yourself as well as contribute at work. You could boost communication, organization, or even get to know people in other departments. Having a strong […]

Resolve a Tiff with your Boss

Keep this in mind: Your boss does not employ you; the company does. If your boss is that botched up, and you buy into the idea that they may be overstepping their authority, how can you get this resolved? When your boss appears to be blinded, how do you get them to own up to […]

Be the Lighthouse

A lighthouse. It’s what you look for when heading back to land. When I see a lighthouse, I think of those big ships in stormy weather. The crew is looking for that lighthouse to know they’re close to land. It’s not like they didn’t expect bad weather, they just want to go back home. Have […]

The Donkey and the Steed

This was a conversation I had with my manager last year. The point was to explain why being in business for yourself is better than working for a large company, even if it’s not as profitable. Most people know that doing what makes them happy is the best way to go. But what if there […]

Motivate at Work

Here’s a quick email that you can send out to others on your team at work. The focus is to develop a small sense of community to make working with your peers more bearable. Obviously not everyone at work wants to move up in the ranks, or even stay with the company they work for. […]

BYOB

Be Your Own Boss. Any job can be stressful if viewed indifferently. A good way to help your own development is to think of yourself as an entrepreneur, be your own boss. If you want your business to succeed you have to adapt to the demands of your customers. With this flexibility, you can focus […]

Predictabilibuddy

Sometimes it’s easier to make predictions about other people instead of ourselves. It can be pretty tough to look at ourselves so objectively, especially when we don’t like what we see. If you’re fortunate to have some intelligent friends who are willing to make honest predictions about where you’re headed, have them share with you. […]