December 11, 2017

The upside of Envy

Q: A friend and I are in the same profession. They have advanced more quickly then I have and I hate to admit it bothers me somehow. I don’t want these feelings to get in the way of our friendship. What can I do about it? A: Ah yes, the pang of envy. Did you know that research is now showing that envy can have a positive effect on our lives? … [Read more...]

Don’t ask and you shall not receive

Q: We have a consulting business that bids on contracts that come up for tender. There is a contract we would love to have but the same company has been getting it for the past five years. My partner thinks we shouldn’t bother bidding on it but I think we should. What would you advise? A: In short, go for it! Sure you might not get it and I … [Read more...]

Top 10 things NOT to do at an interview!

Q: I recently applied for a job that stated it was a “casual work environment” and when I didn’t get the job, the feedback I was given by the recruiter was that I came across as too casual. I thought that was what they wanted? A: This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this. Don’t confuse a casual work environment with not having to be … [Read more...]

Owning up to mistakes the best policy

Q : My business partner and I disagree on how we should handle a situation at work. We made a decision that turned out to be a pretty big mistake and it impacted our team in a negative way. I think we should acknowledge to the team that it was a mistake but my partner things we shouldn’t and that we should just move on. Who’s right? A: What a … [Read more...]

Goodwill is like money in the bank

Q: I launched my own consulting company a year ago. My clients have been happy and I’m making a decent living. What do you suggest I focus on to maintain the success I have created in my business? A: When I read your question, what immediately came to mind was “This person is smart. They are focusing on both the bottom line and happy clients”. I … [Read more...]