"So, how much are you on now then?" The question took me by surprise. I'd never really discussed my salary before, and certainly not at work, surrounded by all my colleagues...
Is honesty always the best policy at work? And what does honesty really mean in the workplace? Does honesty mean that you always do the best job that you can for your employer? Does it mean speaking out when you suspect wrongdoing, or to prevent a calamitous mistake? Or does it just mean replacing the […]
Recruitment: Two Sides of the Coin Recruitment is no "walk in the park" for employers, or for the people who are seeking employment. Each side is wary that the other may not be telling the whole truth. Or, that they can't or won't deliver on what they promise. So, it's important for both parties to […]
Everyone makes mistakes. And I'd bet that anyone who says they haven't made a mistake hasn't accomplished much in life. An anonymous genius once said, "When it comes to our own mistakes we are very good lawyers. When it comes to others' mistakes we are very good judges." When we make a big mistake, some of […]
This is not the proudest blog post that I've ever written. But I feel that it's only fair to let you see my experience of criticism versus feedback. When I was younger, two of my character traits worked together to make me a very difficult person to work with at times. Those traits were perfectionism […]
Chance are, you've felt that sudden knot in your stomach when you realize you have made a mistake at work. If you were lucky, it may have been just a minor "blooper" that had no real consequences and you fixed it quickly, perhaps before anyone else had even noticed. Or it might have been a […]