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Part II: Coping with the Five Types of Toxic Coworkers

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on March 13, 2011 in Quality of Life


In a prior post, we took a look at the five types of toxic coworkers. Here, we’ll discuss different ways in which you can cope with them.  You may have some immediate,…

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Coping skills for dealing with toxic coworkers

Managers: The Strength Finder

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 7, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the third article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad. Fortunately, there are some very good managers in this world and one of them is the Strength Finder….

The strength finder is a reliable manager

Part I: The Five Types of Toxic Coworkers

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on February 27, 2011 in Quality of Life


We’re all just trying to make a living and it helps to have friends who all get along — but some people are particularly adept at making it worse than it has…

The five types of toxic coworker: Identify and beware

Managers: The Arrogant Bastard

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 21, 2011 in Quality of Life


This is the second article in our series entitled Managers: The Good and the Bad. Poor managers like the Arrogant Bastard represent a real risk to the companies for which they work.  It…

The arrogant bastard is to be avoided

Five Steps for Becoming a Good Customer

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on February 15, 2011 in Business


There are two sides to any transaction and, generally speaking, the level of support and loyalty depend on how each side treats the other. As a business — or one of its…

Why should I try to become a good customer? How do I benefit?

Managers: The Innovator

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 8, 2011 in Quality of Life


As promised in the introduction to this series of articles about Managers: The Good and the Bad, we’ll focus firstly on “The Innovator”. Innovators are those leaders who can easily view the…

The innovator is sometimes a better leader than manager

Are You a Social Media Addict?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on January 29, 2011 in Technology


What’s your relationship with social media? Are you just a casual user who can take it or leave it or are you an addict who has to check Twitter, Facebook or your…

Are you becoming a social media addict?

Managers: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 13, 2011 in Quality of Life


Managers come in all shapes and sizes; they come in all races and creeds and in both genders; with numerous strengths and weaknesses; with each of the temperaments defined by the Myers-Briggs…

Good Managers Have a Few Things in Common

A Thanksgiving Story

Posted by Jeff Hayes on November 25, 2010 in Community


This Story Took Place during Thanksgiving week in 1984. While finishing up my engineering degree at Marquette, I lived in the Ardmore Apartments on 16th Street in Milwaukee, just kitty cornered from…

Harriet was the star of Thanksgiving in 1984

How About a Little Civility?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on October 24, 2010 in Community


For me, the digital video recorder (DVR) is one of the best inventions – ever.  I get to record and watch programs whenever it’s convenient for me, PLUS, I can skip over…

Where has the civility gone?