Will returning to work feel like the first day of school?As workplaces begin to reopen, they will have to follow state and local guidelines relating to Covid19. Now, if a company wishes to establish additional protocols, it is up to them to make sure every employee is made aware. This will help diminish...
Is neighborly supermarket chit-chat a thing of the past? Whether we agree or disagree with the mandatory order, “…use of cloth face coverings by the general public when outside the home conducting essential activities…” we must abide by it. If not, the grocery store bouncer will not let you in. Like you, I’ve encountered a...more
Are we prepared to endure a crisis?For some, being prepared means stockpiling toilet paper (I still don’t get it) and hand-sanitizer. Others, are prepared to protect their own by stocking up on ammunition. While others, buy only enough to keep their family fed, clean, and safe. Whatever level of preparedness, or however someone chooses to prepare,...
So you’ve been asked to accompany your boss on a business trip. Do you look at this as an opportunity to put your best foot forward, showing your skills and building the relationship? Or do you just dread the prospect? If you’re already pals, traveling with your boss will be a breeze. Even so, when something...more
Have you been working from home, only popping into the office on occasion to attend a meeting or a coworker's last-day happy hour? Even though the company expects to see you online during office hours, working from home definitely has its perks. No one interrupts you to ask a quick question. You don't need to worry...more
Q: I recently lost my job of seven years. Some of my friends are encouraging me to attend networking events. I’m not good with crowds and consider myself to be shy and introverted. What should I do? —Kincaid A: In my humble opinion, being an introvert or being shy is not necessarily a permanent state. Admittedly,...more
More and more, listening to someone else express their thoughts or opinions seems to be turning into a chore. And it’s becoming less and less an opportunity to exchange ideas, increase understanding or even amuse ourselves. Look at social media. Many of us post and move on, not really concerned about how our comments are received....more
What’s your reason for doing business with someone? Is it the timely service? Geographically convenient? Or is price at the top of your list? Well, you won’t find it at the top of mine. While budget may dictate whether I can go ahead, the decision to engage in a business relationship has already been...more
After you’ve rolled your eyes and let out a sigh of frustration the next time a colleague does or says something rude, consider this; could it be their apathetic and arrogant attitude? Is it a generational divide? Could it be their lack of workplace experience? Or maybe cultural differences? While these are not excuses for...more