Refuse Unkind Words 2

Refuse Unkind Words
I heartily rebelled against corporation recently, and have enjoyed a taste of freedom and a slap on the wrist. Here’s the story. I have been engaged in numerous discussions about a promotion I have been seeking over the last year. It has been mostly a blocked route due to various corporate politics. I’ve written about ...

Exit Your Comfort Zone At Work, And Enter Leadership

Exit Your Comfort Zone At Work, And Enter Leadership
I hate to admit it, but I am a liar. Many days, I go into work and lie to my colleagues, my boss, my executives. I mask my lying by calling it by various names: diplomacy, tact, politeness, being positive, being nice, being agreeable. But, the truth is, there are many situations in which I’m ...

Making Your Own Luck 1

Making Your Own Luck
People always tell me I’m lucky. “You’re so lucky your in-laws live close by to help with your kids”. “You’re so lucky you got that great job close to home”. I nod and agree, smiling most of the time. But, the truth is, I don’t really believe I’ve been lucky at all. I have all ...

How To Love The Job You Hate

At some point the honeymoon is over. You know what I mean: you get a job, you’re all excited about it, and everything is going great. You’re so relieved to leave that last job, with the bad boss, and silly co-workers. But, eventually, the initial period at your new company is over, and you start ...

6 Tips on How To Negotiate A Raise

6 Tips on How To Negotiate A Raise
It’s not a fair world. I was optimistically raised to believe the opposite, that if you do the right things in life, career, etc, the rewards will automatically come. I didn’t believe I had to negotiate anything. This became a stumbling block in the early part of my career. I was talented and smart, and ...