Category Employee Support
Picking Your Battles: What are You Truly Fighting For?
I could potentially go into several blog posts on this topic…and I just might. If you have worked with a team at any level, I’m sure this bit of criticism isn’t unfamiliar. So what manager, nay, what person who has a different opinion doesn’t speak up when it matters to that person? Well, presumptuously the […]
A Leader’s Ultimate Rejection: No Followers
What is a Leader without Followers? Well, not a leader, sadly. It’s like being a parent without children or a teacher without students; one cannot exist without the other. Lucky for the ones willing to be leaders, with the amount of different opinions in the world a leader can likely find at least one follower…even […]
Promotions: What Problems are You Willing to Take on?
A new job is exciting and, usually, very anxiety-ridden. The anticipation of different challenges, being exposed to a new work culture or perspective, and even just an alternative commute can shake away the doldrums. Refreshing, right? Initially, and depending on the type of job you’re going into versus what you’ve already experienced, this “refreshed” feeling […]
Let me be my own Leader!
What change isn’t scary? Especially if you’re a young(er) leader trying to win over the hustle and bustle of modern-day industry with “fresh” ideas. Expectations can be set high; and the bigger they are, the harder they fall. So, how can a young manager conquer these new challenges in an exciting, new chapter of one’s […]
Feedback: The Complete Loop
Recently, I applied for a promotion within my current employer and, honestly, I didn’t (and still don’t) think I was ready for that position. I have things to work on my current position, even though I think I’m fairly good at my job. So, the main purpose of going through the application process for me […]
Layoffs to Layups: Where Can We Find the Positive
This topic is treacherous territory to implement, much more even to debate. My experience with this dark and gloomy concept has usually been where I’m the one getting the pink slip, (side note: it’s usually a single layoff and not inclusive with a mass one). Each time it’s happen to me, I’ve been devastated even […]
“Why treat your teammates like customers?”: Lessons from Bob
First: sorry (again) for the long hiatus; I’ve officially completed my MBA after finishing my last semester completing four classes and experiencing my first peak season in the e-commerce industry…I survived, (i.e. I’m making a T-shirt for myself with that slogan)! I will thoroughly miss my time in the classroom and I anticipate the knowledge […]
Leadership: A choice, not a title
First, I’d like to apologize for my long hiatus; into my last semester of my MBA and starting a wonderful new job has captured my attention into those endeavors instead of purposely writing about my thoughts on personal and professional development. However, even though I am still 3 weeks away from completing my MBA and […]
Wax-on or Wax-off: Choosing the Right Sensei
For any “green around the gills,” contributing member to society, like most millennials are today, there’s one critical task that many forget or don’t find significance in completing appropriately: finding the right mentor. Maybe there’s a huge mental divide between the mindset for being successful in college versus being successful in the real world that […]
Providing Employees with the Right Tools: An Economic Perspective
In my recent Econ of the Firm class in my MBA program, we discussed certain laws including one of diminishing returns. This law simply states that the value gained from each additional resource obtained will eventually decline after a certain number of resources are obtained; hence it’s not economically feasible to continue purchasing more of […]