Happy or Unhappy at Work – Do You Need a New Job?

Some people believe happiness at work is either an impossible dream or the goal of lazy people who don’t want to work hard. I think it stems from the Puritan work ethic that’s part of the foundation of this country. “If it’s pleasant, it must not be work.” So if you’re looking for happiness as […]

On-the-Job Success: Influence vs. Authority

Can you exert a positive influence over your work environment and career prospects even if you don’t hold a senior management or executive position? Does holding such a position give you both authority and influence? Good questions! First of all, what’s the difference between the two terms or concepts? “Authority is a social, political and business […]

Toxic Bosses or Toxic Coworkers

Did you know that there’s a website called MyToxicBoss.com? Or that there’s an organization called the Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute? I didn’t until I Googled the term “toxic bosses or coworkers” and found a multitude of articles and other items related to this topic. Not only is it not a new problem, but it […]