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Fear and Loathing at Work

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Too many organizations, even today, allow a culture of threats and fear to hover over the people like a dark cloud. The threats can be direct or subtle. The sense of fear can creep into one’s soul and ruin what could be a meaningful career. A culture of fear can develop over time and before you know it, […]

Complaining at Work is Not Your Friend — 41 Samples to Never Use

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The following is a list of things you can complain about at work. It is not comprehensive but will cover a lot of the territory that I usually hear about. Take a slow read and ask yourself, “Have I ever complained about… The insensitive boss The long commute The irritating co-worker The food in the […]

Why Don’t Poor People Have Bank Accounts?

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I was a junior partner at a big consulting firm.  The team was meeting with the CEO of a large bank and we were making the pitch for new business.  We had our big PowerPoint presentation ready to go. The presentation was full of Gantt Charts, flow diagrams, Venn Diagrams, and all other manner of […]