Posts Tagged ‘workplace’

I couldn’t help it. I had to do it. This couldn’t wait but I promise to give you “deep” tomorrow.

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Greetings WP’ers!

I thought it needful and most excellent to start the year with something thought provoking, deep, profound, almost mind blowing but what is the fun in that? Well, not this post. That time will come.

As such I will be changing my schedule, AGAIN, to make room for other things. My blogging schedule is changed to the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. If I am overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of life, it will be once a month. Last resort will until the subscription runs out.

Alright, enough with the serious stuff, let’s get to the important things that matter.

Okay, so I slacked off last week. Well…not really. I had a really good post to write but I got distracted. After I cooked dinner, I couldn’t remember what it was. Perhaps it wasn’t all that good. Well, anyway… Here is a second post on a lighter note. Enjoy and have a happy Thanksgiving.

Working on Thanksgiving?

Workplace Annoyance

No Debates on Politics and Religion on Thanksgiving People, okay?

In the Corporate Hood, there are times when you need to stand your ground and protect your space:

someecards.com - I support abolishing Stand Your Ground laws unless they apply to coworkers entering my cubicle

We all know after turning on the computer and getting breakfast, the workday starts with perusing emails in Outlook placing Groupon, Match.com, and Bath & Body Works in their respective folders. Then, a certain email catches your eye and notice the time stamp- 11:45 p.m. You think what is the logic of a person working at such an ungodly hour? Here is the reason why:

someecards.com - I send pointless emails late at night to impress coworkers

Yet, in spite of the humdrum tedium life in the concrete jungle, we all know:

someecards.com - There's got to be an easier way to make a living than barely doing anything at my job all day.

Make it a great Wednesday!

someecards.com - I should really start going to bed earlier so I have more time in the morning to be late for work.

Check out @ilovecoffeejp’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/ilovecoffeejp/status/440562032618651648

Self-Management

Posted: February 19, 2014 in Rat Race
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The workplace landscape is changing. Economic volatility in the market place, intergenerational groups working together, intended or not, and the definition of one’s own back yard now encompasses China, Europe or Africa. Take your pick.

Yet there is one thing that does not change and that is how people act, react, acclimate, or rebel in the Corporate Hood. The Baby Boomers say “I paved my own way,” Generation Xers says, “Can’t you see you are in my way,” and the Millennials say “I need you to get out of my way.” These phrases reveal much about what they think and do but little about how they manage themselves.

In John C. Maxwell’s book “Success 101,” he outlines seven things each person must manage. I like his suggestions because they are timeless and place the onus on the one who has the power to implement them: the person in the mirror. Regardless of age, each group is challenged to manage their own perceptions as well as themselves.

1. Manage your emotions
2. Manage your time
3. Manage your priorities
4. Manage your energy
5. Manage your thinking
6. Manage your words
7. Manage your personal life

Reference
Maxwell, John C. (2008). Success 101. What every leader needs to know. Nashville: Thomas Nelson

someecards.com - Stop whatever you're doing and finish this thing I forgot to do.

someecards.com - Congratulations on getting promoted to the job you're already doing.