Surprising ways in which you sabotage yourself at work without even knowing

It was a rainy and cold afternoon. I had ran away from work without telling my boss to meet her. She listened carefully to my career presentation, took a breath and looking over her glasses she went "Gee, you really do sabotage yourself!". She was my coach, that I had hired to prepare me for … Continue reading Surprising ways in which you sabotage yourself at work without even knowing

Harassment 101 – part II. How to make your boss stop harassing you without appealing to formal measures (c) – get a bigger boss have your back

Probably the second most efficient way to stop your boss from harassing you is to have your boss’ boss as your ally. If your boss has a boss then by all means, find a way to get that person to understand and like you. For the record, I still think that the first step you … Continue reading Harassment 101 – part II. How to make your boss stop harassing you without appealing to formal measures (c) – get a bigger boss have your back

Traits of a future manager

So, you fancy a management career. Or you are so fed-up with working for others and very much prefer having them work for you. For several years I have looked at different managers and I couldn’t help but noticing certain common traits existing in most of them. Then I looked around at fellow employees to … Continue reading Traits of a future manager

Tips to get you off your but (I)

Hey procrastinators out there, I greet you as my own kind! I’m an eternal procrastinator/planning freak who more often than I’d care to admit doesn’t even respect their own plan … In other words, I’m a procrastinator forced out of my stew because of my job and other personal circumstances but who unavoidably gets back … Continue reading Tips to get you off your but (I)

Ask a question!

Do you have a problem at work and could use some ideas on how to solve it? Then browse the Workplacetroubleblog or ask your question here.  I will write a new post in reply to your question or contact you directly if you so prefer. In any case your question will remain anonymous and your contact … Continue reading Ask a question!

Mishap in a jiffy – be there when you fill out those forms!

Hands up who has never filled out the wrong column on a form or who has never copied mindlessly what the previous participant had filled out on a presence list! Not paying attention can turn to mishap in a jiffy, not only at work, everywhere and with serious consequences! This study in 2014 found among … Continue reading Mishap in a jiffy – be there when you fill out those forms!

Harassment 101 – Your peace of mind

Beyond the interaction with your harasser, the single most important thing to get you through harassment is keeping a healthy mind. Harassment takes a big tow on exactly this, your balance, your wholeness, your confidence level and your emotional and social interactions. So here are a few ideas on how to do that: Work on … Continue reading Harassment 101 – Your peace of mind

For when you need to choose

There are times in our careers when we have to make a choice: stay in or leave a job, be it for another job or another reason. How can we know which is the right choice? I changed jobs a few times so far and every time I tried to apply a list of reasonable … Continue reading For when you need to choose

Good reads 

During the years whenever I felt I needed a little bit more help with anything, I searched for a good mentor or a good book. Some of the books I used in audio format while commuting to work of doing chores around the house. I paired them with video speeches or lectures from the authors … Continue reading Good reads 

Harassment 101 – part II. How to make your boss stop harassing you without appealing to formal measures (b). 

Another way to break the cycle of harassment is to change your reaction to it. When we are harassed we usually close in, cry in our corner, start panicking, don't feel like going out anymore, avoid the short coffee breaks or lunches that we used to love before. But doing this feeds our negative feelings … Continue reading Harassment 101 – part II. How to make your boss stop harassing you without appealing to formal measures (b).