Aha! Blog

January 23, 2017

Sorry, Boss — But Your Apology Stinks

It should be simple. But there are many ways to screw up a perfectly good apology. There is the over-apology — as if saying “I’m really, really sorry” carries more…

January 17, 2017

Will Your Legacy Mindset Fail You?

“The epitome of power.” I recently read an article in Harvard Business Review that proclaimed this was why we should care about building a legacy. It gave me pause. The…

January 12, 2017

Please Do Not Send a Cover Letter Like This

I am often surprised by what people choose to send as cover letters. Typos, broken links, and rambling emails. I also see messages like this one: “I was looking for…

January 10, 2017

You Are Bored at Work — Go Ahead and Admit It

Are you allergic to boredom? If you like achieving I will bet you are. There is always something new to learn and do. But no matter how busy you are sometimes the boredom…

January 9, 2017

You Cannot Buy This Priceless Tool

Is there a fee for being happy at work? I recently saw an ad suggesting that there might be. A software company promised to boost employee engagement and retention with…