10 clichés that taint your job ads

  • August 16, 2018

Here is a list of words and phrases that all too often are stuffed into the job ad for no other reason then, well, it wouldn’t be a job ad without them. Maybe it’s...

Before you join that ‘cool’ project

  • August 10, 2018

You may be excited for the opportunity to do something new—and showcase your talents—but just make sure that it doesn’t end up being a big waste of your time and...

That new hire just isn’t working out

  • March 27, 2018

Two months into his once-promising career, Bam! The new hire's co-workers are grumbling to you about his ineptness, his work is shoddy and often turned in late. And his...

Grammar and spelling: Why its important

  • January 10, 2018

Yes, there’s an error in the headline. Glad you spotted it. If you didn’t, that’s OK too. Quite often your errors—whether they are typos (sloppy typing like...

Go ahead, let them move the goal post!

  • November 20, 2017

Does your workplace suffer from a lack of celebrations? I don’t mean the quick-hit birthday gatherings where a little cake and camaraderie are shared. Or holiday...

Management myths vs. realities

  • October 25, 2017

When you step into management, you begin operating under certain tenets of human behavior in a societal cluster known as the workplace. The people in that...

Subtle words that taint your emails

  • May 12, 2017

Employees expect decorum out of their managers, and are equipped with “decoders” to interpret a boss’s underlying meaning in their words. Those...

Read the clues when confronting a worker

  • March 01, 2017

Cornering an employee to address performance issues is an unpleasant but necessary part of your job. It is, in essence, a closed-door moment where you lay out the...

Sometimes, you gotta bend the rules

  • October 20, 2016

Your book of regulations is likely not all-encompassing, vague in spots and open to interpretation in others. It’s just a guide, for crying out loud. Which brings us...

What your email sign-off is really saying

  • August 04, 2016

Do you put much thought into your email sign-off? Chances are you don’t. Generally you pick one and stick with it no matter the length or gravity of your message....