How are you using your positional power?

I once quit a job that I really cared about. The reason? My boss used his positional power in ways that created many problems for the team. For example, one day, he phoned me while I was travelling home from a client site. He told me about a change that was happening...

Well I guess it was bound to happen

After more than two years, we had Covid in the house for the first time. It started with one of us testing positive. Then, within a couple of days, the rest of us were testing positive. Thankfully, none of us had any severe symptoms. It also seems that none of us will...

Try being abnormal this week

I’m mediocre. There, I said it. It’s hard to admit to mediocrity in a world that values those who stand out. However, there’s nothing special about me or what I’m doing in the world. At least, this is the story I told myself for a long time....

What to do when someone is upset

Several years ago, a client asked me to put together a plan to get the team trained and up to speed on a new way of working. While presenting the plan to the management team, one of the VPs became angry as he felt I was trying to upsell him. I was taken aback and...

Stop trying to get it right

In January 2019, I found myself frustrated with the process and experience of writing. I was finding the process of writing and publishing blog posts challenging. I would spend a lot of time working on each post as I tried to get it ‘right.’ To change the writing...
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