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...
The Story of the Ladybug in the Bathtub

The Story of the Ladybug in the Bathtub

One warm day last spring, I found a ladybug in my bathtub. It’s a large, jetted tub, infrequently used but perfect for soaking. Also an unlikely home for a ladybug. How did it get here? And more importantly, how would it get out? A bathtub is not an ideal...
Beware the Office Scorpion (and How Not to Get Stung)

Beware the Office Scorpion (and How Not to Get Stung)

You probably know by now the people to avoid at work.  The woman who arrives late every day but announces your atypical early departure by calling out within earshot of the boss, “Heading home already?  Lucky you, to have a short day!”  The guy who looks...