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April 6, 2015

The One Sign You Have Incredible Mental Toughness

I heard him yell my name from his big office — “Brian, do you have a minute?” “I guess I do now,” I thought as I crawled out of my cube and strolled down the hall. “Yes?”…

April 1, 2015

How Smart Employees Trick Their Boss

On Monday, I wrote about How Deceptive Leaders Hurt Employees. I explained that during times of stress, telling someone to “Just relax” insults them. It’s shallow and…

March 30, 2015

The One Lie Deceptive Leaders Tell

I have been to two funerals in the last month. Sarah, my sister-in-law, passed away at 40, leaving my brother and his two kids to keep going without her. And I just…

March 26, 2015

When Your Boss Throws You Under the Bus

On Tuesday, I wrote about How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus. The title surprised many of my friends and colleagues. They thought I was actually…

March 23, 2015

Why This CEO Hates Brainstorming

I get the cold shivers whenever I hear someone say, “We need to figure that out.” I should not, but I sadly do. A lackluster CEO whom I once worked with would use this…