My Wish-List for Students (And parents of them)

I just peeked at a study about college students that surveyed a bunch of people who recently graduated high school. Those behind the survey were interested in whether and how recent high school graduates felt they were ready for college....more

What I Learned By Burning a Bridge

As you might know by now, I very recently reached out to my former boss who fired me from my first college internship 14 years ago. And in the most amazing, fortuitous, even weird twist of fate, we are working together again, not in that hierarchical intern/employer relationship, but as colleagues; perhaps even better than our rekindled collegial relationship, we consider each other friends....more

Extraordinary Bosses as Explorers

“What if” is a great way to find the newest and best way to sell a product. “What if” is how the best and the brightest get things done in a unique way.Are you an explorer? Are you willing to stand at the edge of the cliff and find a way to get across that has never been done before?...more

The Grinches I work for.

All I want for Christmas is my job!! I almost got fired over the holidays! Five days before Christmas this frequent customer to the restaurant I work for asked me for all the names...more

Ponytail Alert

Ever feel like you’re living in a Dilbert cartoon?  I have....more

Some Conflicts Don’t Deserve the Direct Approach

In U.S. culture we place a high value on speaking directly when resolving conflicts. Compared to many other cultures across the globe we’re a “put all your cards on the table and let’s talk about this” kind of people. In a setting where each party is concerned about the other person’s needs, this conflict style is ideal. But let’s face it, in the business world that’s often not the case....more

Read. Review. Rewrite.

I had been working at Mason Public Relations for about 2 years when I fell in love with my boss. He was tall. He was strong. He was polite. He was French, which meant he was exotic. He had just the right amount of dark hair on his forearms. He was also married. ...more
You made me laugh this morning! I think you have enough creativity to revise a master plan ;)more

Nobody likes a Bully!

In today’s Reno Gazette Journal, there was an article titled “Bullies at work all too common.“ From cyber-bullies utilizing facebook and other social media to bullies at work, this seems to be a common topic lately....more

I could wake up Monday morning if...

up Monday morning if ... ...I saw George Michael laying right beside me, singing in his sleep: Wake Me Up Before You Go..."    ...more

Avoiding Snark Attacks

Have you recently been the victim of a sexist remark? ...more