Bosses and Office Mates

Can You Keep a Secret? Your Boss is Insecure

The authors of “The Knowing/Doing Gap” have figured out why your boss is such an asshole. And it might not be for the reasons you’d think. In their research, Jeff Pfeffer and Robert Sutton found that people wh...


3 Career Lessons Men Know That Women Don’t

I saw the headline – “3 Career Lessons That Men Know and Women Don’t” – and I thought, “Only 3?” They’ve had generations of the “old boy’s club” to learn these l...


Speak Up! Whispering Complaints Solves Nothing

You’ve heard it before standing around the water cooler: co-workers relaying a laundry list of complaints to one another about how the office functions. Maybe the meetings are too long, they’re asked to work overtim...


How to Avoid the Office Complainers

By the end of the week, you’ve probably spent your share of time around office complainers. You know them — the people who gather in the corner to air their grievances about the company or the boss to each other at leas...


View the Video: Generations in the Workplace

Talk about a fantastic video on inter-generational communication and differences. It’s worth it’s 10 minute length. Trust us. Click on the video link below to watch it on Vimeo.


Loving Your Competition

As the old saying goes “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” But the question is, who are your enemies. In business, whether you’re an employee or a business owner, it’s easy to confuse comp...

work gossip

OMG! TMI! Avoiding Oversharing in the Workplace

Maybe it’s a generational expression, but at this point it’s pretty safe to say everyone knows what you mean when you look at someone and exclaim “TMI!” Too. Much. Information. Whether it’s your be...


Do Offices Need a Hierarchy?

Every office has a chain of command. Sometimes, it can take weeks or months to get through it, even when you need an answer right away. All employees complain about the process, especially when it is slow and dysfunctional. Som...


No More Drama in the Office!

Are you sick of drama and cattiness in the workplace? So are we! But how do we stop it from happening and stay productive? Kelsey Meyer, the Senior Vice President of Digital Talent Agents, says her company has successfully avoi...


How to Respond to Massive Disrespect

The folks over at The Grindstone recently answered this question from a woman who was experiencing “massive disrespect” at work. Her problem included a micromanaging boss who is moving her to a hallway when all of h...