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Where do business buzzwords come from?

Business Buzzwords

The KPI Stork be bringing ’em. Continue Reading

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Your list of communication skills begins here

List of communication skills

Communication in the workplace has been a train wreck since about 2500 BCE — when jobs barely existed — and we’re still not doing it too well. Could a list save us? Continue Reading

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

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

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