It's never pleasant, but keeping an underperforming employee on staff can have far worse consequences.
It's much easier to point out challenges and obstacles after you've built rapport with management.
Lefty Gomez, an all-star pitcher for the New York Yankees in the 1930's, is credited with saying "I'd rather be lucky than good." I think he had it right.
Once you've lived awhile, you come to appreciate that there are cycles, and the last economic recession was almost 10 years ago.
Lessons learned from a big interview and a big shirt stain.
An expensive swindle results in a temporary loss of self-confidence but a life-long lesson learned.
Throughout my career I've been taught new things that save time, decrease stress, and preserve dignity. I'm grateful for all of them, and I try really hard to give young people a break when they make stupid mistakes.
The year-end calls for a time of reflection, especially regarding the unpleasant occurrences.