Quitting without notice is depicted as a deadly sin in the workplace. Hiring managers don't realize (or don't care) that the same reasons they would fire an employee are the same reasons an employee would quit without notice. Complaints are Warnings About Your Performance Picture this: You find an employee is making mistakes and under-performing.… Continue reading You Deserve to Have Employees Quit Without Notice
Every now and then, a pissed off coworker will cross your path. There's a simple, five word phrase, that can calm them. "How can I help you?" You can use this phrase to calm anyone, except the psychopath with a machete trying to kill you. If you meet one of those, run and call the… Continue reading 5 Words to Handle Pissed Off Coworkers
A rebel on your payroll can help you beat your competition, or if you are the rebel, drastically improve your career. By rebel, I don't mean the punk in spiked leather breaking beer bottles on the cop car, while battling his arch nemesis: the inner conflict of the man-child crying for his mother's love. No,… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire (or be) a Rebel at Work
Not communicating why you didn't show up to your job interview, or ghosting, is perfectly fine with me. You don't owe that company an explanation for why you just weren't interested, or something better showed up. There are authors and career coaches out there who believe that, and I quote Karen Elizaga, "one must always… Continue reading Why it’s okay for women to ‘ghost’ their job interview.
Wealthy billionaires ask better questions. With better questions, they get better answers. With better answers, they get better solutions. With better solutions, they solve bigger problems. How do I know how billionaires ask questions? Simple, I've read books and papers written by and about them, including Ray Dalio of Bridgewater; Warren Buffet; Carl Icahn; Steven Jobs.… Continue reading How to Ask Questions like a Billionaire
If your job title is Chief Underwriter of Chinese and Korean Organic Legumes and Dill, you may want to avoid putting that acronym on your business card. 1: It's not important to them. In retail, there are only three jobs a customer finds important: Clerk: Someone to put the product on the shelf. Cashier: Someone… Continue reading 7 reasons why your job title doesn’t impress your customers.
Complaints are what caused us to create insane asylums. People back in the day knew how to handle these nutcases.
When you're frustrated, really ticked off, everything becomes a target. You hope that destroying the obstacle that's pissed you off will solve your problems. Okay, I've never actually thrown a chair at someone, but I have kicked them over. Shoved them against my desk. I've been enormously pissed in my life to the point people… Continue reading Frustrated at Work, I Threw a Chair at My Boss…
We love the thrill of accomplishing a goal. We struggle, grow, and then achieve the reward: An experience, emotion, our creation comes to life. Our hunger is satisfied, and then we ask, "What's next?" Success coaches say to aim for greater goals. You reached a plateau, and if you don't push yourself higher, you'll push… Continue reading It’s More Important to Maintain Success than Just to Achieve It
I know nothing about marketing. I've read books, watched videos, attended webinars, and employed the strategies of advertising, creating information products, and positioning myself as an expert in my field. Yet, I have not achieved the success -- not even a slither of it -- because I know nothing about marketing. I'll be burned for… Continue reading I Know Nothing About Marketing