Bob Goldman

Posted May 27, 2016

Hey, did you get the email I sent you this morning?

Posted May 20, 2016

Our sermon today concerns a workplace problem you don't have.

Posted May 09, 2016

Congratulations, kid. For once, you're totally ahead of the curve. It's true! The newest trend for the trendiest companies is the introduction of "Me Time."

Posted April 25, 2016

This is going to come as a shock. There are people at your job who "focus on winning and don't hesitate to use sneaky tactics to get what they want."

Posted April 07, 2016

It isn't exactly a secret -- your boss would love to replace you. The problem is anyone who has even minimal skills or brains would never want your job.

Posted April 01, 2016

Courtesy is not dead, but it sure is feeling poorly.

Posted March 10, 2016

If there's one aspect of succeeding in the workplace where you definitely don't need expert advice, it's what to do when you screw up. Heck, you could teach a college course on how to tell your boss you've screwed the pooch, the kitty, the budgie and the gerbil.

Posted March 04, 2016

If there's one thing we never imagined you'd become, it's a burnout.

Posted February 25, 2016

Hey, buddy, wanna buy some words?

Posted February 19, 2016

Would you like to meet me?

Posted February 05, 2016

Hey, I get it. You've always wanted a career coach. Some slick, wildly expensive, extremely well-coiffed individual who could bring out the best in you while, at the same time, take out the worst in you: the self-doubt, the complete lack of motivation, the deep-seeded desire to be paid a whole lot of money for doing a whole lot of nothing.

Posted January 14, 2016

You know what's wrong with you? Absolutely nothing. That's why everyone likes you. And that, likeable reader, has simply got to change.

Posted January 07, 2016

Greetings and salutations! It's a new year, and I have a fantastic idea guaranteed to make 2016 the best year ever.

Posted January 04, 2016

I'm worried about you.

Posted December 28, 2015

If I were smarter, and more highly motivated, and just a little bit British, I'm sure I would regularly read The Economist. It would also help if they kept a copy in the waiting room of my local tattoo parlor, but you get my point.

Posted December 18, 2015

Do you have a crazy boss? Do the masters and mistresses of your universe give you assignments that make no sense? When they doubt your competence, do you doubt their sanity? Can you imagine your supervisors sitting at their desks, drooling and babbling incoherently? And would that be a big improvement from what occurs every day in team meetings?

Posted December 10, 2015

Once upon a time, employers tried to hire people who were already very, very smart. That wasn't easy to do, as a quick glance at your company's management team will prove.

Posted December 03, 2015

OK, you got the job. Good on you. Enjoy the congratulations from your friends and family. Revel in the jealousy seeping from every pore of your poor comrades, since they didn't get a spanking new job and you did.

Posted November 05, 2015

I'm not very good at my job. My judgment is horrible, and I make lots of mistakes. Most of the time, I really don't know what I'm doing.

Posted October 30, 2015

I know you're dying to ask, so I'll tell you. This morning I woke up at 5 a.m., did a one-hour Pilates workout, drank a Kombucha shake, read 50 pages of "The Brothers Karamazov" in the original Russian, wrote 50 pages in my personal journal, also in the original Russian, meditated, chanted, did yoga, baked 200 gluten-free scones, milked the cow, the goat and the chicken, dressed head-to-toe in Spandex, also gluten-free, paddleboarded to work, and was in the office, fresh and ready, to go an hour before starting time.

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