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Do you need a plan(ner)?

When I wrote my Happiness Manifesto, I included the truth that happiness is a skill, not a choice. Just like any other skill, happiness takes practice, planning and patience. Let's pretend I wanted to become a ninja. Just hoping to learn mad ninja skill isn't going to work out well. As we say at my… Continue reading Do you need a plan(ner)?

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Venting vs Bitching: The Difference Matters

Q: What is the best way to approach employees who say unkind things about other employees or customers and are overheard doing so? They are usually blowing off a little steam after a frustrating conversation, they may not know they can be heard, and the things they are saying aren't racist or sexist, just generally… Continue reading Venting vs Bitching: The Difference Matters

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Child-bearer of Bad News?

Q: When is it appropriate to tell a potential employer you'reĀ pregnant when applying for a job? And to whom: the recruiter, the hiring manager... or just to HR after you start? A:Ā Before jumping into anĀ ideal disclosure strategy, remember you're not obligated to say anything. I don't advocateĀ this approach and recommend considering theĀ interview process as the… Continue reading Child-bearer of Bad News?