Stop Complaining – There’s a Better Way


We complain a lot, and we all believe we have good reasons. From changes in technology to the smell of tuna sandwich in the break room, you’ll find someone with a gripe in every cubicle. But is anyone listening?  What do we really want to see come from our complaints?

When Life S*cks


Taya Micola is a therapist and author of When Life Sucks; A Therapist’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Tough Times.  Her book is aimed at helping people survive, and eventually move on, when they’re going through something they can’t control and that… well… sucks. She starts out with the basics. If you’re stuck in a … Continue reading When Life S*cks

How to Be More Persuasive Part 2: Reciprocity


Influence is a book about how to be more persuasive, written by Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., who admits in the introduction that he wanted to research how and why he became such a patsy. “For as long as I can recall,” he writes, “I’ve been an easy mark for the pitches of peddlers, fundraisers and operators of … Continue reading How to Be More Persuasive Part 2: Reciprocity

Intelligent Disobedience Part 3: What we can learn from guide dogs


This is one of a series of posts on Intelligent Disobedience  by Ira Chaleff. Ira Chaleff uses the analogy of a guide dog as his model for Intelligent Disobedience. A guide dog is trained for months to be calm, patient and obedient. He is taught to guide a blind person safely through any environment while … Continue reading Intelligent Disobedience Part 3: What we can learn from guide dogs