| Feb 26, 2013
We wanted to make you aware of a special half-off Trib Nation discount that will work for four upcoming career-focused TribU classes -- on researching the decision to get an MBA; on more effective workplace conversations; on better time management; and on...
| Apr 15, 2013
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You often hear people say that when the job market is bad, it's a good idea to go back to school and boost your academic credentials.
I have disregarded that advice because I fear it might interfere with my TV watching, but many folks — whether...
| Feb 11, 2013
Imagine the workplace as a forest. (Or as an office full of cubicles if you're a park ranger.)
We walk through the forest each day surrounded by creatures (co-workers). Some are kind like squirrels and deer and animated talking bears. But others, like...
| Oct 2, 2011
Like most Americans, I've started preparing for one of the year's most festive holidays: National Boss Day.
Oct. 17 is right around the corner, and workers everywhere are out shopping for the gift that says "Thanks for making work a fun place to be!"...
| Apr 1, 2012
So you spent part of the morning crafting a long, thoughtful email to your boss, updating her on your project.
Fifteen seconds later, you receive a reply that reads: "OK."
It's hard to squeeze much satisfaction out of that two-letter response. Would a...
| Aug 7, 2011
I believe it was Gandhi who once said, "Can't you people just mix in a little humility?" (I didn't actually Google that quote, but I'm pretty sure it's right.)
Point is, one of the most mystifying aspects of workplaces is they seem to render certain...
| Aug 1, 2011
Did anyone consider just painting the debt ceiling the same color as the walls? It really would make the whole room look bigger.
That's my contribution to the debate that has gripped our nation.
Now, let's get to your questions.
Q: An attorney at...
| Sep 25, 2011
Let's talk briefly about a term that's sweeping the nation: "class warfare."
Aside from sounding like a potentially awesome video game, class warfare is, according to the Internet, a "conflict between social or economic classes, especially between the...
| Jul 18, 2011
So I hear about this guy named Mike Michalowicz, who has this idea that companies should institute "library hours," a chunk of time each day when everyone in the office shuts up, unplugs from the Internet and focuses on work.
My first reaction was,...
| Jan 22, 2012
Have you heard about the highly contagious Koala flu that turns people into horrifying, albeit adorable, zombie marsupials who subsist only on human thigh meat and eucalyptus leaves?
No, you haven't, because it hasn't happened — yet. When it does,...
| Apr 8, 2012
Every workplace is required by federal law to employ at least one individual who is spectacularly irritating. That's an incontrovertible (made-up) fact.
Whether you're a decorator or a litigator, probably even if you're an alligator, there's someone...
| Jul 25, 2011
A long time ago, a caveman went up to another caveman and said: "I'll give you some of my woolly mammoth meat if you move these rocks for me."
The first boss was born.
Later that night, the rock-moving employee went back to his cave and painted pictures...