The Battle Over Casual Work Dress: It’s Time to Declare Victory and Let It Go

Back in 1994, I showed up for a job interview in Honolulu wearing a suit and tie. It was the hottest, sweatiest interview I ever had. Fortunately for me, that… Get the Rest

Remember, Clueless Management Never Goes Out of Style

It's late summer, everybody out here in the People's Republic of California seem to be on vacation, and Labor Day is still a couple of weeks away. So, it's

Yes, I Have a F***ing Problem With People Who Swear at Work

Last September, Fast Company published a story that intrigued me just as it should intrigue anyone who has navigated the day-to-day rants and mutterings of co-workers on the

Sunday Night Blues: Do 76% of Our Workers Lead Lives of Quiet Desperation?

If you've been in the workplace for a few years and worked at a few places, you may have experienced the Sunday Night Blues. Don't know what I'm talking

Looking Back at What May Just Be the “Ballsiest” Cover Letter of All Time

Remember the old military concept of "shock and awe"? It got a lot of attention during the Iraq War, and is defined as rapidly dominating an opponent "by the

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

Managers don't get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company's management team is, according to head of global

Attention Walmart: It’s Managerial Malpractice When You Push Sick People to Work

Here's a leadership lesson that every manager should have drilled into their head: You don't let employees work when they're sick. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? Of course it does,

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News Flash From IBM: There IS a Downside to a Remote Workforce

I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner, but IBM, an early and vocal champion of a remote workforce, finally discovered what any remote worker could have told you years

Here’s a Scary Video For HR Leaders Who Really Worry About Getting Sued

Over many years as a manager and editor, there's one thing I have heard over and over about HR professionals: They're always worried about getting sued! It's true. In our ultra-litigious 21st

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I Was Fed Up With United Airlines’ Culture Even Before They Started Dragging People Off Planes

Believe me when I tell you this: I soured on the customer service practices of United Airlines long before they decided that dragging people off planes would enhance the