Category Archives: Relationships
Is neighborly supermarket chit-chat a thing of the past? Whether we agree or disagree with the mandatory order, "...use of cloth face coverings by the general public when outside the home conducting essential activities..." we must abide by it. If not, the grocery store bouncer will not let you in. While I'm aware that some...more
Are we prepared to endure a crisis?For some, being prepared means stockpiling toilet paper (I still don’t get it) and hand-sanitizer. Others, are prepared to protect their own by stocking up on ammunition. While others, buy only enough to keep their family fed, clean, and safe. Whatever level of preparedness, or however someone chooses to prepare,...
So you've been asked to accompany your boss on a business trip. Do you look at this as an opportunity to put your best foot forward, showing your skills and building the relationship? Or do you just dread the prospect?more
If you're already pals, traveling with your boss will be a breeze. Even so,...
Q: I recently lost my job of seven years. Some of my friends are encouraging me to attend networking events. I’m not good with crowds and consider myself to be shy and introverted. What should I do? —Kincaid A: In my humble opinion, being an introvert or being shy is not necessarily a permanent state. Admittedly,...more
There are books, courses, certifications and coaches who "teach," encourage and even insist that everyone can be a leader. Has anyone considered that maybe not everyone wants to be one? I respectfully disagree with the notion that everyone can, or must, seek leadership roles. However, at the risk of contradicting myself, I also believe that there...more
Lying in the workplace can have serious consequences. Take, for example, the recent case of Empire star Jussie Smollett, whose lie about being attacked in a hate crime has led to the implosion of his career and the possibility of facing criminal charges. That said, when it comes to lies on the job, are there different...more
Has the relationship between you and your boss become chummy? Has it developed into a friendship outside work? When your colleague becomes your friend, the line between professional and personal behavior can easily be blurred, putting the relationship and business decisions at risk. This is especially true in the dynamic between boss...more
When we fall short in our professional lives, it is easy to blame someone else-the company, low pay, uninspiring coworkers, a stale love life, lack of coffee, a bad boss, or whatever. While these things can play a role, sometimes we have to look closer to home and admit, "It's not them, it's me." We...more
Do you have a former manager or boss who stands out in your memory? Most of us do. Some stand out because of their incompetence, and others because they were unprofessional jerks. And yet others because they did their job and taught us something valuable along the way. I worked for...more