Author Archives: OfficeFiction

Expectations

When I hear managers discuss their low talent employees who don’t perform the first thing that comes to my mind is why haven’t they been fired? The second thing I think is maybe the expectations are not properly being set. … Continue reading

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Your Speaking Skills May Be Holding You Back

While I sit here and listen to a group of extremely intelligent men speak on economic growth, I can’t help but be bored to death with their lack of any ability to hold my attention. The first speaker threw in … Continue reading

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Are you Reacting or Creating?

With the rush of a 60 hour work week and the constant connection of our phones it is easy to become a pinball in the game of work.  When we turn the lights off at the end of the day … Continue reading

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What Does Your Desk Say About You?

Your attitude, your clothing, your smile or a lack thereof, the time you roll into the office.  All of these are pieces of what make up the person that you are perceived to be at the office.  While none of … Continue reading

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The Fifty Percent Rule

If you’ve ever caught yourself saying that you have too many meetings then it’s time to introduce the fifty percent rule.  Let me explain. I’m a firm believer that nobody should have more than fifty percent of their week booked … Continue reading

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Step Away From The Desk

I once had a boss who I could never find.  He was always out of his office, away from his desk and somewhere in the building.  I used to get so frustrated at the idea of not being able to … Continue reading

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The 40 Hour Work Week Doesn’t Exist

As I sat on my fourteenth plane in three weeks I started to wonder what my week would look like if I truly only worked 40 hours.  I thought about my day last that started at 3:45am when my alarm went … Continue reading

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