When you start having doubts about your leader

. No one ever reached their goals wearing a blindfold. There’s no reason why you should accept to do so when a leader asks you to. Even if “Making it on my (our) own” gets many people dreaming about how they can succeed in business or life, the “on my own” part isn’t always possible….

On finding a workplace you belong to

. Finding a workplace you belong to is hard. Even more when you’re treated as a disposable seat filler. Not a valuable contributor. When this happen, switching workplace is probably your best option. Unless you think your butt can take a little (if not a lot of) unnecessary pain. Here’s why. “Show up on time”,…

When outgrown, jobs are like shoes

. New study shows the same dislike applies to jobs and shoes: nobody likes to feel trapped in something they’ve came to outgrow. As a kid I remember going to shoe stores with my parents. One of the first things the clerk would usually do was measuring my feet. To see where I was at…

Discerning true from false

. “This isn’t what they’ve told me it would be like. Damn.” Being misled or lied to for a job is one of the worst feelings. Uncovering a lie is one of the best. Here’s one way to do the latter, using a friend of mine’s anecdote. In the ad, it made sense. Over the…

What type of work are you looking for?

. One problem with finding work isn’t about not having enough offers to choose from. It’s finding something “compelling” in any of them. “What type of work are you looking for?” asked the recruiter. “Oh, whatever work you have!” replied the person on the phone. After having asked for the person’s prior work experiences, the…