Position Yourself for Promotion It’s February – how’s 2017 going for you? If your world has been anything like mine, January was a bit of a blur. In the interest, then, of getting the… Read More
The Benefits of Post-Roast (Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians, Too) I heard recently an interview between Fresh Air’s Terry Gross and Jeff Ross, “Roastmaster General” of Comedy Central. One of the questions Terry asked was, “Do people ever request a… Read More
“What I did on MY summer vacation.” AKA How to Handle a Braggart School, literally and figuratively, is back in session and it’s likely everyone is exchanging tall tales about their summer fun. While it’s possible you are having a marvelous time hearing… Read More
Abundance in One, Easy Step As summer draws to a close, many of us are feeling hot, tired and—frankly—grumpy. Our bathing suits are faded, our T-shirts are stained, and our flip-flops are broken. We are… Read More
“Weed, Whites and Wine….”?: An Easier Way to Get Others from “No” to “Willing” I’m hoping some of you read the headline and recognized the chorus of Little Feat’s “Willing” in which our lonesome truck driver, given the impetus of ‘weed, whites and wine’… Read More
Second that Emotion: What to Do After You Get Pounced On Recently, a client had the experience of being lambasted by a colleague. His colleague was furious but the circumstances were fixed: my client couldn’t give him what he wanted. In… Read More
Unsubscribe: A Cheap & Cheerful Way to Survive the Holidays Recently, I’ve been fostering my illusion of control by unsubscribing madly from countless email lists to which others decided I should belong. (Honestly, I ordered one thing from you four… 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
Contradict Yourself This past week, I ran across the below quote from Marcel Duchamp. I love it: “I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own… 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