Monthly Archives: April 2012

We Are Not In Kansas Anymore: Managing Cross Cultural Conflict (Part 2 of 2)

Have you ever heard the saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson? “Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.” It is an interesting thought in that in many ways our words do not always align with either our body language or for that matter our true feelings.  Like the wife who asks […]

We Are Not In Kansas Anymore: Managing Cross Cultural Conflict (Part 1 of 2)

I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore . . . and with those words Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz embarked on a remarkable journey in an effort to return home. Of course, here in the real world, home as my extensive travel schedule would suggest, can be any one of multiple destination points […]

Is your boss trying to sabotage your career . . . and what you can do about it! (Part 4 of 4)

In this 4-Part series on toxic bosses I have attempted to shed both a needed and unique light on a challenge many of us face but few actually talk about beyond quiet grumblings. For some, the present day job market and the resulting lack of alternate prospect seem to force us to tolerate the at […]

Is your boss trying to sabotage your career . . . and what you can do about it! (Part 3 of 4)

Back in 2010, AOL listed what they called the 20 worst bosses on television. No surprise that Cosmo Spacely from the Jestsons, whom I referred to in Part 1 of this series, made that list for “constantly threatening to fire George Jetson for poor performance, and always yelling.” While the list itself presents many memorable […]

Is your boss trying to sabotage your career . . . and what you can do about it! (Part 2 of 4)

In part 1 of this series I shared just a couple of examples of what it is like to work for what we referred to as a toxic boss. There is of course a price you will likely have to pay for having to deal with a bully and/or narcissistic leader.  The focus of this […]

Is your boss trying to sabotage your career . . . and what you can do about it! (Part 1)

I can remember watching classic cartoons such as The Jetsons with my son and was struck by the way in which George Jetson’s boss Mr. Spacely was portrayed as having a mercurial temperament where at the drop of a hat he would go from firing his bewildered employee, to promoting him to Vice President then, […]

There is more to assertiveness than getting people to jump! (Thoughts on a plane series)

As Roz takes to the air yet again, this time to address a group of professionals in Brazil, we asked her what her thoughts were on the subject of assertiveness, especially in our leaders.  The following are thoughts that she jotted down – virtually speaking, while she sat on the plane on the tarmac waiting […]

Do outside the box thinking and creating an entrepreneurial work environment go hand-in-hand?

Have you ever wondered if people who say have a nice day really mean it? It’s an often used ubiquitous greeting that in many cases is unconsciously spoken as an automatic reflex in much the same way that we say “how are you,” as we quickly pass one another on our way to a meeting. […]