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Monsters in the Workplace


Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I’m focused on spooks, monsters, and things that go bump in the night today. Here are some monsters you might encounter in the workplace tomorrow. Ghosting Recruiters. The term “ghosting” first appeared in the Urban Dictionary as a term referring to dating: “quietly disappearing from someone you’ve met in … Continue reading

Quiz: Are You a Habitual Procrastinator?


In this post, I gave some tips for overcoming procrastination based on The Procrastination Cure by  Damon Zahariades. His last chapter in the book is dedicated to a quiz to help you determine if you need help overcoming this habit. After you’ve rated the 15 statements from one to five, we’ll tally your score to gauge your tendency … Continue reading

Competence Rules


Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about how many of us have a set of rules inside us that determine whether someone is truly successful (or talented … Continue reading

Fake It Til You Make It


Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.  Among her lessons for (mostly) women who suffer from Impostor Syndrome is “learn to fake it.” Young spends considerable time on the subject of why men suffer … Continue reading