Share1 Pin1 Tweet Share +1 StumbleShares 2Panic-stricken, I called my sister and asked,”Do you happen to have a sewing kit at work?” Nothing quite beats the embarrassment of a wardrobe malfunction, especially when it happens in the workplace. Hot, flushed cheeks. If I could, I would have crawled under my desk to hide for the rest of the day. How the heck was I going walk to metro like this, much less continue my workday? At the time, my sister… Read more »

Apologies and Power Dynamics: What you need to know

Share1 Pin5 Tweet Share +11 StumbleShares 7I’m sorry. So sorry. My apologies. Mea culpa. Such short phrases that should just roll off of your tongue, right? But what if you are expected to apologize when you strongly believe you did nothing wrong? Expected to apologize when the person you are told to apologize to is at ‘fault,’ from your perspective? Last week, a colleague endured a tirade from an ‘internal customer.’ It lasted close to an hour. I kept my… Read more »

Warning: How PizzaBoxes Can Be a Fire Hazard

Share Pin4 Tweet Share +1 StumbleShares 4My family recently learned how pizza, more specifically, pizza boxes, can be a fire hazard. Two weeks ago, I headed off for several days without my family and almost without a care in the world to my first blogging conference. I attended Focused Blogging in Richmond, Virginia. In another life, this would have been a 90-minute drive (without traffic), but now Richmond is over 4 hours away from home. The first night, during dinner,… Read more »