What If the Office Gossip Is You?

Eleanor Roosevelt, the Wonder Woman of American history, once said, “”Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

You might be nodding your head right now, but who hasn’t shared a secret or two? Or you might read this and think, “That’s not me, that’s the villainous Linda in accounting. She’s pure evil. I would never gossip about my fellow Avengers!”

Work gossip happens more than you’d think. A recent survey showed 21% regularly gossip at work and 15% admitted to occasional gossip. Not only does gossip hurt morale, it also affects productivity, ruins your professional credibility, and creates strained relationships with co-workers. [Read more…]

Let Go to Gain More Control

“Forget it! I’ll just do it myself.”

How often do these words come flying out of your mouth like Superman coming to save the day? Does that thought bubble over your head say, “If I want it done right, I’ll have to do it myself?” Are you convinced you manage a team of complete idiots?

This just in: We don’t need x-ray vision or mind reading abilities to know that you are not surrounded by idiots! Instead, you are what we like to call a control freak. [Read more…]