11 Jul

Parenting and Honesty

I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here on this blog, and I also know that a lot of this stuff is fairly straightforward – but I’m increasingly worried
04 Mar

Employee Regret

  I laughed out loud when I first heard the term “tattoo regret,” but I know first-hand that, in a human workplace, there’s a threshold moment when a manager realizes he’s
19 Nov

The Monkeys on Hawthorne’s Back

I can see how managers can come to resent, or at least view negatively, an employee’s need to be reassured, reinforced, praised, validated, or "checked-in" with and communicated with, so constantly. Since managers are usually squeezed for time themselves, their ideal employee is a self-starter who takes initiative, works...