Backed Into A Confrontation Corner

About nine years ago, I wrote a four-part BLArticle® miniseries dedicated to dealing with how to handle difficult behavior without direct confrontations.  There are a handful of ways to professionally avoid confrontations… but that doesn’t mean there’s never a need...

The Agony of Default

default: a selection made usually automatically or without active consideration.   I think we all have a love/hate relationship with the default settings within our computers.  In theory, these settings are designed to make our lives easier, and to help us do our jobs...

The Danger Is At The End – Not The Beginning

A few years ago, I was invited to go on a Segway tour of Washington, D.C.  Having never been on a Segway before, I was a bit anxious, but I didn’t really have a choice.  I had auctioned off the ten-person tour for a charity, and part of the package was for me to...

Moving On – Surviving Workplace Abuse

It’s a common experience.  You get a job that seems to promise great things.  You work for a manager who seems to have your best interest at heart.  You work with a team of like-minded individuals, and they all seem to be people you can really bond with.  It seems...

The Can’t Miss Holiday

I’m a New Year’s Eve man.  No doubt about it, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  What can you say about New Years Day that isn’t positive?  Christmas is a wonderful holiday, but not everyone celebrates Christmas.  The same could be said for Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Hanukah,...