Posts Tagged: workplace

Be The Captain of Your Own Ship

As a gay man, I am often confused by the notion of striving for equal rights. It is not the equal part that is confusing. It is the striving.

On one hand, there is a need to identify with a cultural brand, e.g. gay. On the other hand, there is a quest for rights that everyone else has. With that, is also a quest for opportunities, and the subsequent success and power that others possess. Each of us decides our own definition of success and power. Take charge of yourself, create your own definitions of success and power, and be the captain of your own ship.

Let Others Take Responsibility for Their Own Mistakes

The fact is, women apologize far more often than men. And we apologize for different reasons, often to convey sympathy rather than responsibility. Care less. Apologize less. Or at least count the number of times you say, “I’m sorry,” compared to your male peers. Let people take responsibilities for their own mistakes. It won’t kill them.

Bully Boss or Tough Boss? How to Tell the Difference

These days, the Peanuts character Lucy is a bully and they’re not going to allow it anymore. At least, that’s the deal according to the administrators at my kids’ school system, who ditched the time-honored tradition of watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in the elementary schools during their Halloween parties because “Lucy is a bully.”

A Cup of Ice

We can’t keep expecting change to magically happen because we’ve come up with the next great “best practice.” Model behavior. It’s that simple.

What Matters to You?

You are with the people you work with more each day than anyone else including family and friends. Do you know what’s important to them?

Workplace Pregnancy

Is your company doing anything to help employees manage their workplace pregnancy?

You’re Sick? Really?

Employers need to be allowed to determine what works best for their work environment, organization and industry when it comes to crafting paid leave policies and flexible work arrangements realizing that there are some widely differing views of what that means.