Hell Hath No Fury… How to Piss Off a Woman at Work

Hell Hath No Fury… How to Piss Off a Woman at Work

You seem angry. Why are you angry? We just need you to take notes at the meeting. Again. Yes, we know you’re not the secretary, geez. Not everything is in the job description. Sometimes you just have to do what you’re asked to do. Be a team player. Well,...
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...
If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

Just the other day I was in the yard picking up dog poop. Also known as: any other day. Quick fact: 4 years ago we rescued a black Lab mix. I must love her a lot to let her use my backyard as a toilet. So, I’m in the yard, picking up the dog poop, having that...