When the deal is too sweet (to be true)

. Some job offers are like bad macarons. Sweeter the extras put on top are, bitter the reality of the macaron (job) is. Here’s how to assess an offer’s quality. HOPING TO GET A SWEET TREAT… “Been there. Done that. That too. That too… That too as well.” There was nothing on this tasks list…

What will you make of your day?

. “What will I do with my life?” A question that makes many people feel helpless. Yet, they’re more resourceful than they think. In big part, when they start changing their perspective on “making it”. An expression that has a few goal-related synonyms. Ones like “achieving”, “reaching” and “succeeding”, for instance. Because of its size,…

When readiness prevents people from becoming shadows in a corner

. “Did the client end up being served, and receiving what he had ordered?” asked Sarah. “Yes, but how you did it was wrong” answered Luke. Being criticized or blamed isn’t something most people look forward to with pleasure when coming to work. The same for having an “incompetent” sign pinned on them. Yet, there’s…

The insights that surveys don’t always reveal

. Is hiring culture-fit people a priority in your company? “Yes!” Many surveys would stop there. They’re missing the real insights. Here’s why. The most recent US Presidential elections have shown how people’s opinion can influence an event’s outcome. It also highlighted how being able to get a clear pulse on an opinion is important….

When fear can undermine your achievements

. “Jamie? Why is the flower pot broken? Who did this?” asks the mother. “I didn’t do it. The dog did. Bad dog!” replies the boy, pointing at the sleeping dog. Because it’s a child saying it, we might be prompted to laugh. As, over time, “I didn’t do it. S/he did it” and its…