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  • Help! We're drowning in workplace advice

    Help! We're drowning in workplace advice
    It's pretty clear that if you have a job and don't write a book of workplace wisdom, your life is essentially worthless and will be forgotten the moment your carcass is laid to rest. I base that conclusion on the overwhelming number of work-related...
  • At the tone, please stop leaving messages

    At the tone, please stop leaving messages
    This is the process I go through when I receive a voice mail: 1. Sigh. 2. Consider ignoring it. 3. Become overwhelmed by guilt. 4. Press "voice mail" button. 5. Forget password. 6. Try again. 7. Listen to voice mail. 8. Sigh, louder. 9....
  • Connect the dots to better engage workers

     Connect the dots to better engage workers
    I enjoy power tools that go "VRRRROOMMMMM!!!" and hitting things with hammers, but that doesn't make me a handyman. I learned that quickly after becoming a homeowner. There are jobs I can do — painting, minor bits of plumbing, light carpentry...
  • Workers build charity to help one another

    Workers build charity to help one another
    I spend most of my days toiling in the fields of workplace discontent, hoisting the yoke of America's office imbroglios, looking up fancy words and praying I don't run out of hyperbolic ways to describe my job. But this week I take a break from the...
  • Trimming the stupid from your management plans

    Trimming the stupid from your management plans
    Companies across this great land regularly implement policies that leaders claim will "foster greater collaboration" or "build synergy" or "incentivize innovation." I don't know what any of that means and doubt most leaders do either. But boy does it...
  • Lessons in leadership from Pope Francis

    Lessons in leadership from Pope Francis
    America has an ample number of leaders, in the workplace and in politics. But unfortunately, what many of these leaders are actually doing is "leadIng." You'll note the capital "I." That's not a typo. We have politicians who don't so much govern as...
  • There's nothing to F.E.A.R.

     There's nothing to F.E.A.R.
    It dawned on me recently that I've never provided my treasured readers with a concise dose of workplace advice that can be clipped out, laminated and hung on a cubicle wall. For a workplace advice columnist (America's most beloved), this is a gross...
  • A game plan to combat office bullying

    A game plan to combat office bullying
    Bullying is rarely simple. We're seeing that play out in graphic detail with the Miami Dolphins football team. Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin fled the team and accused fellow lineman Richie Incognito of bullying him, saying Incognito left a racist...
  • Is your career a work of art?

    Is your career a work of art?
    In 1971 — the year I was born — Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics to a song that would one day become an inspiration for me, in the workplace and in life. The song's called "When I Paint My Masterpiece." It was first recorded by The Band, and if...
  • The cost of millennials job hopping

    The cost of millennials job hopping
    A perpetual motion machine is, theoretically, a device that functions indefinitely without energy from an external source. No such machine is possible, but this Physics 101 concept makes a nice metaphor for the workplace: To keep growing and running...
  • Why don't men wear shorts to work?

    Why don't men wear shorts to work?
    I hate pants. So deep is my dislike of these bifurcated leg prisons that I'd be fine ending this column right here. It would give me more time to stare menacingly at the dreaded jeans and khakis the working world demands I wear. But I'm going to be...
  • Workers, get ready for 2014

    Workers, get ready for 2014
    As has become tradition at I Just Work Here Inc., I'm going to end the year and start a new one by turning this space over to some of the fine workplace experts I interviewed in 2013, allowing them to share advice for the months to come. I thank you all...