Special to the Austin Business Journal – Thursday, December 15, 2016 – See at the Austin Business Journal Let’s face it, every organization goes through highs and lows, especially in startup mode. While milestones are often celebrated, there are the inevitable tough times all leaders need to face. These are the moments that you least want

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Special to The Huffington Post – Wednesday, September 27 2013 – See at the Huffington Post The workplace teems with training, coaching, books, workshops, webinars and courses – all targeted to helping us become the best employee, team, manager or executive that we can possibly be.

You know the type: the ones that work part-time but have a full-time job. It’s a common problem when co-workers manipulate the sick-day policy leaving others to pick up the slack or do double duty in their absence. The problem is compounded when management turns a blind eye. Whether your co-worker calls in sick with

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Spring is a great time of the year. Flowers begin to blossom, tree buds start to bloom and we are awakened by the chirping of birds. It’s also the time of the year when, after a good first quarter, companies start hiring and recruiters start calling, offering a better job and a better life. Before

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You know the type. It’s the boss or client who can be so mean that you drop to your knees or fight back tears, but just when you think you can’t take another minute of this abuse, they turn on the charm and you’re left feeling hurt, confused and wondering if you’re just too sensitive.

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Recently, a maid was cleaning at an art gallery and cleaned a bucket she thought was dirty. It turns out the bucket was actually a work of art, valued at more than a million dollars. Although most of us haven’t claimed such a costly mistake, most of us know the feeling of messing up at

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We’ve all worked with people we found annoying.  Mine was named “Sandy”.  It could have been the flowing outfits she wore, which were more appropriate for a cocktail party than for an executive office. It could have been her laugh which was way too loud, especially evident as she was often the only person laughing.

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In the movie, “Friends with Benefits”, Dylan, played by Justin Timberlake, wants his new team to trust him. He admits he lacks the knowledge needed to do the job and asks the team to be patient. He demonstrates that his door is always open by actually taking his office door off its hinges. Of course,

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