I Finally Wrote the Ending of a Long Open Chapter

Some years ago I had a very tumultuous relationship with my manager at the time.  It was the darkest year of my professional career, and has taken me considerable effort to overcome.  I’m not alone in this experience.  Many of us have had difficult relationships with a manager at some point.  This post isn’t really about what we can learn from these experiences, although I do believe there are many lessons to learn, it’s about how I finally closed the chapter. Read more

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Don’t Give Up the 80% for the 20%

Relationships are an investment.  There is a natural ebb and flow to them, and they change as the people in the relationship shift and grow over time.  What may have worked at one point, may not work at another especially as relationships shift out of the infatuation phase and into the more “run-the-engine” phase. Read more