Fri., September 14, 2012 7:40am
That big project at work just failed spectacularly or you fell short of an important goal, and now you’re trying to figure out what happened. Research suggests you need an outside perspective to truly understand your behavior and track down missteps. Brandon Smith explains how to find it.
Fri., September 7, 2012 7:42am
As the workforce becomes far-flung and mobile, some companies are going to extreme lengths to get people in the same room – virtually, at least. Brandon Smith talks about the usefulness of all this technology.
Fri., August 31, 2012 7:40am
Happy Hour gatherings have become as much a part of the workday as the morning staff meeting and the brainstorming session. But it’s Happy Hour, so you’re mixing a potentially dangerous cocktail of business and socializing (and most likely alcohol). Our workplace guru Brandon Smith explains why it’s a good idea to go and why it’s good for your office
Fri., August 24, 2012 7:40am
Bosses ask for unreasonable things sometimes: Redo that month-long report over the weekend. Be available 24/7. Pick up my kids at school. Brandon Smith explains how to respond to that last request.
Fri., August 17, 2012 7:35am
Georgia’s underemployment rate for the 12 months ending in June was 16.4 percent. These are people who want more work but cannot find it. Brandon Smith talks about whether it’s better to be underemployed and getting something on your resume or unemployed and focusing all your efforts on the job search.
Fri., August 10, 2012 7:40am
Our work is a big part of our day, so it can be emotional sometimes: there’s the triumph of a job well-done; the embarrassment or stress of failure. Brandon Smith helps us parse how much of emotion is appropriate in the workplace.
Fri., August 3, 2012 7:31am
Everyone leaves a job for new opportunities from time to time. Sometimes it’s the boss who is leaving and you who are staying, which could mean fundamental changes in your workplace. Brandon Smith talks about how to handle that transition.
Fri., July 27, 2012 7:30am
A recent Vanity Fair’s piece blames Microsoft’s lack of innovation and creativity largely on a corporate culture that fostered internal competition instead of competing against other companies. Brandon Smith explains how an employee evaluation called “stack ranking” creates that kind of environment.
Fri., July 20, 2012 7:30am
It often seems like the gregarious, outgoing people are the ones who become leaders in the office or advance up the chain. More and more, though, we’re hearing about the leadership potential of introverts. Brandon Smith explains what introverts bring to leadership and some of the particular challenges they can face.
Fri., July 13, 2012 5:45pm
Our resident career expert Brandon Smith answers a question about the pay increase that goes with a promotion. Sonja is in line for a leadership position at her current company. But she’s worried she won’t get the same salary another candidate from outside the company would receive.