Can You Be Nice AND Competent?

Can You Be Nice AND Competent?

Who likes being put in a box? I don’t. Nobody puts Baby in a box! OK, the actual movie quote says “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” but I wouldn’t want to be in a box either. Boxed in is perhaps even worse than cornered in. At least you can watch...
Ten Signs Your Workplace is “Toxic”

Ten Signs Your Workplace is “Toxic”

“Sari” used to love going to work. But not lately. Her division has been in upheaval for months with constant “streamlining.” Leaders come and go and colleagues who were once cordial are now pitted against each other, fearful of losing their...
Caution! Career Roadblock Ahead!

Caution! Career Roadblock Ahead!

“Lily” hadn’t seen it coming. But she worked her way smack into it. Roadblock. Career-halting, self-confidence wavering, extremely frustrating roadblock. In Lily’s case, the roadblock had a name: “Ben,” a boss once enthusiastic...
Ambition is Not a Dirty Word!

Ambition is Not a Dirty Word!

I still recall the day at work I got called the A-word. No, not that A-word. The other one. The one that should be a good thing. That is a good thing. But was said in a way that made it clear it was anything but a good thing. “You’re so… (insert...
Stop Feeding Yourself Garbage!

Stop Feeding Yourself Garbage!

You wouldn’t eat it, would you? It’s bad for you. Unhealthy. Unsatisfying. Toxic. So why do you keep feeding yourself garbage? I’m not talking about those Twinkies, Ring-Dings and HoHo’s you keep tucked away in the pantry for the kids’...