Slow going

Slow going

Sometimes the progress in one’s career is slow going, slow enough to trigger thoughts of quitting and looking for opportunities elsewhere. And though changing one’s…

One hundred percent responsible

One hundred percent responsible

Let me introduce you to the one hundred percenters: the folk who, when they see a situation that is not as it should be, take…

Second Chance?

Second Chance?

If you’re an employer or supervisor, what are you to do when one of your star performers is caught in one form or another of…

Know when to let go

Know when to let go

There’s a popular song by Kenny Rogers called “The Gambler”. It’s about two derelict gamblers riding a railway boxcar; one of the gamblers is giving…

Conflict Resolution

Conflict in the workplace

Very few people, other than perhaps the most belligerent among us, welcome conflict. Most people don’t like to clash with co-workers, family members, or anyone…

How to Find Your Passion

Today we hear, or read—those of us who do read—that to be happy and productive in our jobs we have to “find our passion”. And…

Fixer

Fixer

As we amble through life, there are inevitably things that break down and need fixing. Most of us accept breakdowns, though unwelcome, as more or…