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  • Drop the manager-speak and just be human

    Drop the manager-speak and just be human
    When I first received a copy of "The Manager's Phrase Book," I laughed. I laughed long and hard. The book is a collection of more than 3,000 canned phrases a manager can use in different situations, rated on sliding scales such as "casual to formal"...
  • How to connect with your employees

    How to connect with your employees
    When I see a companywide email from the boss, I, like most employees, assume it's an announcement of a promotion —me to senior vice president of awesomeness. If not that, then perhaps a salacious press release detailing how a co-worker I dislike...
  • Is your career a work of art?

    Is your career a work of art?
    In 1971 — the year I was born — Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics to a song that would one day become an inspiration for me, in the workplace and in life. The song's called "When I Paint My Masterpiece." It was first recorded by The Band, and if...
  • We're drowning in studies about the workplace

    We're drowning in studies about the workplace
    A new study has found that an employee's efficiency increases by more than 200 percent when that person is given the option of sitting in a chair made of milk chocolate. The study was conducted by me, on behalf of my new company, ChocoChair Inc. (Our...
  • A learning experience over coffee

     A learning experience over coffee
    The "I Just Work Here" Internship Program — should such a thing ever exist — would be the gold standard of temporary employment. First off, as an intern to America's most beloved workplace advice columnist, you'd be given the title "America'...
  • Motivational office music from Groupon founder? Hardly

    Motivational office music from Groupon founder? Hardly
    I've been saying for some time that what's missing from rock music are hip workplace references such as "shareholder value," "culture of transparency" and "metrics." Well, thank God somebody finally listened. Andrew Mason, who founded Groupon and then...
  • The subtle art of self-promotion

    The subtle art of self-promotion
    I'm excited for my bosses to read this so they can see what an awesome job I'm doing at column writing and at being handsome and great. You see, the subject this week is bragging — at which I'm very good — and how it has become a sine qua non...
  • Culture is key, but key to culture comes through hiring

    Culture is key, but key to culture comes through hiring
    When I was young and naive (approximately 16 months ago), I believed all it took to create a happy workplace were big salaries and free doughnuts. Turns out, it's a bit more involved. There's this thing called "culture," and the happiest workplaces...
  • Working women learn to swim with sharks

    A workplace discussion of the differences between men and women can be squirm-inducing. Fortunately, I was born with squirm-resistant genes and dive into touchy subjects, at least until someone gets angry and I hide under my desk. Connie Glaser, an...
  • The corporate ladder: It's not an escalator

    The corporate ladder: It's not an escalator
    While watching television, the remote control occasionally gets knocked off the couch, presenting an epic quandary. Do I get up and retrieve the remote, disrupting my carefully crafted "comfort zone?" Or do I wait for a family member — or a...
  • Whatever happened to workplace accountability?

    DISCLAIMER: I am in no way responsible for the content of this column. Any errors, overstatements or outright fabrications are entirely the fault of editors, saboteurs or readers. Now then, let's talk about accountability. In the past decade, the...