One Simple Way to Double Your Options As we close out 2015 and think about 2016, I thought I’d send along my formula for doubling my options in any situation, but particularly those that seem to have… Read More
It’s Hard to Toot Your Own Horn… While I recognize many of you may find this hard to believe, I find it excruciatingly difficult to toot my own horn. It’s one of the reasons I have a… Read More
Stop Saying “Sorry” If You Want to Say “Thank You” As you know, the majority of the time I write my own blog posts—after all, that’s what you signed up for. Every now and then, however, I bump into something… Read More
The Power of ‘Assigning Praise’ (In Other Words, Say “Thanks”) With the national holiday of ‘thank you’ just around the corner, it seemed an appropriate time to take a moment to consider the power of this simple phrase. Thanks (pun… Read More
Beware Boardroom Bullying As many of you are doubtlessly aware, bullying isn’t something that happens only in our classrooms: bullying occurs in our boardrooms with surprising frequency. The tricky bit about it happening… Read More
Fire Yourself: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do Every now and then is it possible you have a bad day? A day when you’re grumpy, forgetful, bored, lazy, or just…intractable?  Alternatively have you ever had the experience of… Read More
Sometimes it’s Not “All Good” Have you ever had the experience of having a colleague or friend confide something disquieting to you— someone they love has an illness; they got into a kerfuffle with a… Read More
“Best” is the Worst? Bloomberg says We’re Ending Our Emails Wrong. Here’s What I Think On June 2nd, Bloomberg posted a piece on how ending an email with “Best” was, in fact, the worst. I say, not so fast. I was far more horrified by… Read More
Have a Gossip Buddy Ah, office gossip! Sometimes it seems like the only reason to go to work. And I don’t think I”m alone in finding scurrilous joy on hearing a delicious bit of… Read More
The New Year Promotion Plan Earn your next promotion in the New Year with these five simple steps. By Frances Cole Jones There’s a crispness in the air and we’ve all got that back-to-business, “wow,… Read More