Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stop Wasting Your Boss's Time

It's easy to complain about a manager who wastes time. It's much harder to see how you might misuse that manager's time. Here are three ways to minimize the impact you have on your supervisor's tight schedule:

Self-delegate. Avoid requesting her intervention too often. If you or one of your direct reports can accomplish the task without your boss's help, do it.

Present solutions, not problems. Don't bring problems to your boss to solve. Instead, bring proposed solutions, and seek his feedback.

Accommodate her working style. For example, if she prefers to receive information in writing rather than in person, honor those preferences even if it's not your style.


Monday, August 6, 2012

7 Simple Steps to Happiness

1.  Think Less, Feel More

2.  Frown Less, Smile More

3.  Talk Less, Listen More

4.  Judge Less, Accept More

5.  Watch Less, Do More

6.  Complain Less, Appreciate More

7.  Fear Less, Love More

7 Simple Steps to Happiness that I am going to give it a try.  What about you?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Funny Story

This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
(Seem to be a very common scenario at work, lol.)
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.
Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done
... Hope you get a good laugh.  :)