Bob Goldman

Posted February 26, 2015

As a professional workplace expert, I have a problem with people who tell you they're professional workplace experts. Unfortunately, for me, there are lots them around. Unfortunately for you, they always seem to pop up when you need them least. That is to say -- when you're feeling most desperate about looking for a job.

Posted February 12, 2015

You can't manage your manager. You can't boss around your boss. And you certainly can't make working with your workmates work. Let's face it, friend -- you are simply not in control of your work life. But don't give up. With determination and focus, there is something you can dominate.

Posted February 05, 2015

Good news, readers. You can put your power suits in mothballs. The new trend in formal work wear is the hazmat suit.

Posted January 29, 2015

According to Chopra, routine tasks are "tedious and dull at best. At worst, they sap your attention and energy.

Posted January 22, 2015

Here's a question: Would you rather look smart or look good? If you answered "look good," then all I can say is -- good luck. To look good, you'd have to lose thirty pounds, increase your wardrobe spend by 500 percent, and settle in for a long, painful stay at the nearest branch of Plastic-Surgery-Is-Us.

Posted January 15, 2015

Thinking about quitting your job? I've got the cure. Read "10 Reasons to Quit Your Job in 2015" by llya Pozin -- an "Influencer" on

Posted January 08, 2015

I know! You think that the entire idea of non-verbal communication through "body language" is the worst kind of pop psychology, and totally bogus, to boot.

Posted January 01, 2015

It's my own fault. I should never have started watching "Marco Polo," the new Netflix series about the world of Kublai Kahn, the fearsome Mongol warrior who conquered a continent, despite having some of the very worst hair days on record.

Posted December 26, 2014

Posted December 18, 2014

You're a modest person, I know, but you have to admit -- there is one thing that you do better than anyone else. That's doing nothing.

Posted December 11, 2014

Let's face it -- for overachievers like us, it is simply not acceptable to fail in our chosen careers.

Posted December 04, 2014

Considering how awful a job can be, it's difficult to imagine that so many young people are out there actually looking for work. Seems to me it would be so much easier to be born with a trust fund. Even more surprising -- apparently, many of the boys and girls who are putting their young lives -- and their young resumes -- on the line, are not being snapped up.

Posted November 27, 2014

When it comes to criticism, it is better to give than to receive. Or so I've been told. Frankly, when it comes to criticism, I'm usually the one on the receiving end.

Posted November 20, 2014

Let's be honest here -- it's not easy being perfect.

Posted November 13, 2014

If you enjoyed the financial meltdown of 2007, I've got good news. The Wall Street denizens, who we admired for their ability to take enormous risks with our money, as long as they were insured enormous profits on their money, have turned a new leaf.

Posted October 30, 2014

It's sad. Used to be, you'd spend 50 weeks a year waiting for your vacation -- two blissful weeks without ringing telephones, raging bosses, insane assignments, bottomless responsibilities, weirdo co-workers, and life-threatening paper cuts. Now, you don't get two weeks vacation and 50 weeks work. Now, you get 52 weeks of vacation and, if you can squeeze in a day or two of work, well, what kind of sucker are you?

Posted October 23, 2014

Really, I don't know what's wrong with young people these days.

Posted October 19, 2014

Posted October 16, 2014

Consider yourself warned!

Posted October 16, 2014


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