How to Handle Professional Betrayal

Have you ever felt betrayed by someone at work? Maybe a colleague took credit for your efforts. Perhaps your boss promised something and didn’t deliver. The injustice is frustrating, demotivating, and can devastate your productivity.   One of the hardest lessons...

The Law of the Hammer

Recently, I have witnessed what I can best describe as overuse injuries – in a cognitive/psychological sense.   One person who is very generous was on the verge of burnout. She kept giving and prioritizing other people to the point that she had no time to take...

Productivity and Pain

Guest post by Rebecca Watkins, artist.   I was looking straight at the face of one of my favorite students and I couldn’t recall her name. “¡Excelente, señorita!” Once again, I successfully hid my memory issues from my students and coworkers by referring to...

I’ve Been Thinking…

In Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (animated version), one of my favorite scenes is a quick exchange between the villain, Gaston, and his sidekick, Lefoux.   Gaston:  Lefoux, I’m afraid I’ve been thinking. Lefoux:  A dangerous pastime! Gaston:  I know.   For...