Michael Sterling
A Real-Life Treasure Map – for the Pirate in Us All!

  A few days ago, it was International “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”  Ok, it’s a little silly, but every year the day gets media attention and hordes of people join in with a hearty “Aargh, Matey!” This year, it got me thinking that we’re all pirates in a sense. We’re each plotting a course […]


Michael Sterling
How to Pull the Plug on Passive-Aggressive Behavior

  I once saw a definition of someone who is passive-aggressive as “annoying turd.” I laughed. Then, I realized that humor is one of the best ways to pull the plug on passive-aggressive  behavior.   We all know at least one passive-aggressive person. When we come across a passive-aggressive person in the workplace, dealing with […]


Michael Sterling
How to Tackle the Career Control Conundrum

  Career control is a conundrum.  Is your career in the hands of your manager(s), co-workers or family? Sure – to a degree. Without the proper support from those around you, it can be tough to build career momentum. However, professional success is truly yours to own. You’re in the driver’s seat. No one is […]

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