Fit in. Or Don’t.

You can fit in, or you can stand out. You can’t have it both ways. There are scores of people and groups out there who are more than willing to describe for you to a well-crossed T how you’re to act/look/think in any given situation or setting. Perhaps they’ve been there since you were a[…]

18 Things Workplaces Need, More or Less

1. More collaboration. 2. Less “collaboration.” 3. More teams that trust each other based on a mutual humanness and vulnerability. 4. Fewer teams that think because they did a trust exercise this one time, they are a trusting team. 5. More laughter. 6. Fewer scowls and sighs when the above happens. 7. More individual initiative[…]

Leaders: Everything Means Something

There’s this weird little thing a few people have heard me say before. It’s a silly, awkwardly-constructed sentence, but it’s true nonetheless. Everything means something. Profound, yes? I think we underestimate the impact of symbolism in the workplace. I’m working on a longer post on this (which may, in turn, transform itself into a section[…]

10 Coworkers You Want to Kick in the Keister

There is no such thing as a perfect workplace. No. Such. Thing. Every organization’s got its own quirks and oddities. Just for kicks, here are some of the folks you’ll see around just about any organization. Please resist the urge to shout out your colleagues’ names as you read. 1. The Smooth Operators These folks,[…]

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