What to Say, and Not Say, To Someone Recently Laid Off

I’ve been on both sides of the lay-off equation now, and neither is particularly easy. Obviously, retaining a role in an organization is the “better” outcome, but it’s hard to know what to say to folks impacted by a reduction in force making interactions awkward and uneasy. Read more


5 Tips On Successfully Starting a New Job

Starting a new job, or transitioning to a new role within your current company can be stressful and exciting all at the same time.  It is energizing to be chosen, and it can also bring on some anxiety.  The first few weeks or months are often a trial period so it is important that you are ready to hit the ground running on your first day. Read more

The Psychology Behind How We Dress and Why it Matters

I’ve debated for some time about writing this post.  There are strong feelings on each side of the debate on how people dress.  There is the camp that believes that dressing in more traditional business attire leads to an increase in productivity and being heard.  And there is the camp that believes wholeheartedly it shouldn’t matter what we wear, and that others should respect our work product for its merit. Read more