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Being patient at work is friggin’ crucial

Being Patient

A world without hair-on-fire, competing-priority, sense of urgency BS in every project. Continue Reading

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How to make conversation: A semi-informative guide

How to make conversation

It’s not really about slinging business cards around or dressing down your employees. It’s more like a game of catch. (And also: it blows up the idea of professionalism.) Continue Reading

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Don’t lip service coaching and mentoring

Coaching and mentoring

“That’s a HR thing, right? I’m out here slaying targets! No time to worry about these rank-and-file peons!” Continue Reading

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Communication in the workplace: Let’s fix this

Communication in the workplace

There are six tiers you can focus on, but sadly — most managers undermine all six tiers. Continue Reading

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How to quit your job (and train your dragon)

How to quit your job

Hint: less emotional grenades and psychological napalm, and more preparation and transparency. Continue Reading

What managerial skills does a boss need?

Managerial Skills

Hint: No. 1 is “understanding the work that needs to be done.” It should probably read, in part, “understand and prioritize the work for others.” Continue Reading

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One on one meetings: How to improve them

One On One Meetings

“… but we have technology to deal with that now!” Bad idea. Continue Reading

Your onboarding process needs authority

Onboarding Process

“This here is Larry in accounts receivable. This is our new hire. Meet Larry. He’s been here 11 years…” <--- We can replace this with a much better first day. Continue Reading