Office Politics, Again Reconsidered

On Monday, I discussed why workplaces can have “politics” affect the ability of individuals to just to do the job. Today I thought I’d talk a little bit about how those politics can manifest themselves and when they can become toxic to proper operations and profitability. Continue reading

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Office Politics, Reconsidered

I’ve written before about handling national politics in the workplace. Today I want to talk about office politics more specifically, which is a different topic because you’re discussing the politics of how work is done in the office. Continue reading

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Changing Priorities

Occasionally, everyone experiences changes in priorities. For most of my career, I’ve pursued jobs because I was interested in the work. In this I’m perhaps a bit of an idealist or a romantic because I’ve been motivated by “love” rather than money. This past week, however, I found myself questioning those priorities. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; it just requires serious thought because a change in priorities can change other aspects of one’s life as well. Continue reading

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The Best of Bart’s Editing Tips

I use a set of internal subroutines to improve the documents I’m asked to edit. Today I thought I’d share some of the “best of Bart” tips I’ve written over the years. Others undoubtedly exist, but these will do for now. If you are short on time, the first three posts include the most important things you can do to make your writing clearer, more readable, and more professional. Continue reading

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Marketing: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

The book Heroic Technical Writing has been on the market for five weeks or so now, and I can see where marketing it will require a different mindset than whatever I had in mind. I’m just considering this another learning curve…there are a lot of them whenever you try something new. Continue reading

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