Do job titles matter? It depends on whom you ask. Most people fall into two categories: Those who value a title more than anything else, and those who don’t care what they’re called. As a former coworker once said to me, “They can call me
I recently attended a seminar that had about 65 guests in attendance. I arrived early to pick a seat in the middle of the room. The presenter was still setting up his laptop to display the screen on two flat panel monitors that faced each
Everyone has a different work style. I usually take a tea break or get up to stretch after working for 30 minutes. However, there are times when I am so focused that I end up working for prolonged periods of time without knowing it. It
I studied management science in college. My expectation after graduating was to obtain a management position after a few years in a globally recognized firm. No one told me how to manage my career path, but many of the classes I took in business school
A coworker and I are in the break room for tea and he asks how I’m doing. As I’m dipping the tea bag up and down in the mug of hot water, I give him the usual canned message, “Pretty busy, got a few things
Some colleagues recently left the firm and management made the decision not to backfill their positions. It tends to make me think that them leaving was not a loss for the company but rather an opportunity for cost savings with fewer people on the payroll.