Category Archives: Office Politics

Soft Skills: Reading Between the Lines

“Reading between the lines” sounds like a straightforward skill, but if you grew up with a very literal brain, as I did, it sometimes takes years before you get this skill working for you. I’ll take a shot at explaining … Continue reading

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7 Things to Work on As an Adult

Occasionally I’ll see a meme posted by one of my 50-something friends about what sorts of skills they wish young people “should be taught in high school” or the equivalent. Today I’ll take a shot at my answer, keeping a … Continue reading

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Evony and Thinking About the Workplace

My mobile game playing continues. I’ve had my ups and downs with the online Dungeons & Dragons-type game, Evony, but have made steady progress in building my city from level 1 up to level 18 (out of a possible 35, … Continue reading

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Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

I dropped out of my reporting job at Spaceflight Insider (SFI) three years ago–not because of any wrongdoing, but because my various freelance contracts in the aerospace business were starting to interfere with my ability to write stories for SFI. I … Continue reading

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What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say

I’m late posting today because honestly I couldn’t think of anything to say. Has that ever happened to you? Obviously it’s a little different when you’re writing a blog column vs. attending a team meeting face to face or online. … Continue reading

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