Better to Listen Better

I’ve pounded the table many times about the importance of working well with others for a variety of good reasons, not the least of which is that it’s a way of helping maximize your own productivity and success. There are several keys

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Minimize Awkward Moments

No matter how smoothly you navigate through most of your work and your life, you’ve undoubtedly suffered a few of those inevitable awkward moments. You know the kind: where your brain stops working and without warning you “choke” in the midst of

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When Others Say No

Unless you’re leading a totally charmed life, you’re going to be rejected. At some point, people will refuse you opportunities, refute your opinions, limit your choices, prove you wrong, steal credit that’s due you, and perhaps even take away a goal or

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Eliminate Some Time Wasters

It’s been a long time since I’ve thought specifically about “time wasters,” those ordinary actions and choices people make that suck time out of their days without providing any major benefits in return. I guess it’s because I’ve been largely focused less

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Stay In Tune with the Culture

It’s interesting how some of the newest, fastest-growing employers make a point of offering such amenities as free food and snacks, foosball tables in the break room, and corporate policies in support of continuing education, remote work, and paid time off. But

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Ways to Be Smarter

It’s not very charitable of me, but I’m firmly of the opinion that some people are more intelligent than others. And I’m also aware that some people – no matter where they are on the intelligence spectrum – routinely work hard to

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