‘Tis the season that resonates with the gratitude theme, but shouldn’t we be grateful year-round, not just around Thanksgiving and Christmas? Some people tend to become more grateful and express or show their gratitude to others as they get older, say in their 40s and 50s, when they’ve built a nice career and gained a […]
In The Age Of ‘Quiet Quitting,’ Be The Person Who Brings Value To The Job
Do you suspect that some people you work with have basically checked out? Meaning they still go to the office or show up on Zoom calls, but they won’t go the extra mile. These people who do the minimum of their job description are called “quiet quitters.” Quiet quitting is a way employees attempt to […]
The End of Remote Work?
The End of Remote Work? “Remote work is no longer acceptable . . . remote workers should pretend to work somewhere else . . . anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla. This is less […]
Leave Your ‘Whole Self’ at Home!
Leave Your ‘Whole Self’ at Home! “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde You’re successful, accomplished, and on your way to a long and prosperous career. Or, at least, you soon will be. But you’re so much more than just a professional! In fact, your manager and coworkers don’t even get to […]
Five Secrets to Leading a Team
“Earn your leadership every day.” Michael Jordan Whether your team is working remotely or back at the office, the members of your team are talking to each other about you and your leadership. Want to know what they’re talking about? They’re talking about these five elements that define your leadership style. 5. Are you hand-on […]
7 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Career
7 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Career “So, what you’re telling me, is that the music is about to stop, and we’re going to be left holding the biggest bag of odorous excrement ever assembled in the history of capitalism.” CEO John Tuld in the movie Margin Call Well, let’s hope that any imminent “odorous excrement” […]
Hashtags, Twitter Trends, and Friday Feels
Hashtags, Twitter Trends, and Friday Feels “#nobody #cares #about #your #hashtags.” Ancient internet proverb Ask anyone who tries to meet a deadline – or worse, make a living – by putting pen to paper, and they’ll tell you — writer’s block is real, and it is inevitable. Even the co-authors of LOA! run into that […]
50 Ways to Leave Your Employer and How to Leave in a Manner that Boosts Your Career
“I realized I needed things you can’t give me.” From an email to all company employees by a departing employee (Reminiscent of “It’s not you, it’s me” said by “Gwen” to George Costanzo on Seinfeld) In vogue at the moment is the “farewell email” wherein one departing a company sends a company-wide email announcing his […]
Is it Time to be Your Own Boss?
“I knew that if I failed I wouldn‘t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” Jeff Bezos With an increasing number of young professionals leaving their current employer in search of work that is more satisfying, perhaps you’ve considered starting your own thing. In our experience, doing so […]
Lose the Modifier to Write like a Boss!
“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’ — your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain Today, the LOA! Team offers a back-to-basics lesson in business writing. Specifically, a lesson on modifiers: what they are, and when and if you should […]