Category: workplace

The monster among us

I’m a big fan of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have not re-watched it in a while but there are lines and scenes seared within my brain. There are also take-home messages that fit many of life’s situations. One such message is that there are […]

Just go away

Many years ago, I gleefully bought a sweatshirt that says “done”. I keep it around with me so that I put it on at any given moment. “Done” can be that I’m celebrating finishing a project. “Done” can be that I’m fed up and not tolerating it anymore. […]

Who gossips to you, gossips about you

Here’s a short and sweet (actually more like prune juice) bit of advice for consideration: ignore gossip! Here’s the thing. Those who gossip to you, gossip about you. Plain and simple. Gossip is currency and hardly anyone gives anything away for free. Gossipers are gnats. They are moving […]

Develop a better bullshit detector

Everyone everywhere is gaslighting every other person from the chandeliers down to the gravel. It’s inescapable. As such, one must evolve at a rapid pace. Many years ago, in providing someone a performance appraisal I advised them that they had to get better at bullshitting. It may sound […]