At work, we need to be as transparent as we can in all situations. That does not mean that we always have to let people know every single detail.
"We judge ourselves on our intent and others on their actions." – Yolande Conradie
"Did you hear Rick got another promotion?" "Seriously? I mean, I'm happy for the guy, but how come he got one and I didn't? We basically do the same job!" It's that time again. No, I don't mean Christmas. It's performance review time! ’Tis the season of promotions, salary increases, and juicy end-of-year bonuses. But […]
If you were offered a promotion, you'd take it, right? Most of us would. More money, more responsibility, more kudos, more influence… career success! Who wouldn't want that? But becoming a manager isn't always that easy. Yes, you've taken a step up the career ladder, but now it's not just you that you have to […]
The rising cost of living, combined with the desire to live and work in big cities, where opportunities are more abundant, has resulted in a growing number of millennials opting to become housemates with their co-workers. In fact, this trend has become so big that several major organizations have begun to develop property, on or […]
Annie McKee, Ph.D is an adviser on happiness to leaders of multinational companies and governments around the globe. So I was surprised to learn that, not so very long ago, she was cleaning houses and waiting tables. These are not jobs designed to make people happy. McKee mentions those early career experiences in her new […]
"You know what, Simon? I think they should fire you for what you've done." As conversational gambits go, it was a showstopper. It certainly stopped me in my tracks. I began to panic. I couldn't talk. I tried to breathe normally. This was going to be a more difficult conversation than I thought. Introducing Ralph… It […]
Strange but true: I had both the best and the worst managers of my career – so far – at the same company. Not only that, but they managed me one after the other. It happened at a time of huge change, as the organization underwent a major restructure. None of this, of course, helped the […]
It's not always easy to keep team morale high. Sometimes something as simple as working with a colleague who is in a bad mood or is having a bad day (go easy on them... it happens to the best of us!) can cause team spirit to nosedive. Luckily, these kinds of moods can be broken relatively […]
When is being Impolite more like bullying, and what can you do about it?