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

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!

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). 

Rebranding yourself 

When practicing a profession we are naturally branding ourselves. We acquire the skills, we hang out with people from the same branch, we start using a specific jargon or gesture in certain ways which all together will make us known as Mr/Mrs X the accountant/neurologist/expert in barbecues, you name it. Sure there are exceptions to … Continue reading Rebranding yourself 

So, you’ve started off on the wrong foot … 

I mean with your new boss. This might come like a surprise but sometimes, for reasons independent of you, your boss simply wants you gone so that they can bring their own people aboard. Maybe you didn't "click" and whatever you do or whatever you say it's not going to bring you any glory. Sooner … Continue reading So, you’ve started off on the wrong foot … 

Self sabotaging in job interviews. Part II 

4. Being ignorant to the job you applied for  Another side effect of applying to a job that you do not know much about is completely misunderstanding the questions and giving a completely off the planet reply. This is self sabotage because you do not allow your mind to process what's being send to it … Continue reading Self sabotaging in job interviews. Part II