It’s an old saying: If you want something done right, do it yourself. But this ancient motto is just as true today as it was when first uttered. Look around your workspace. It’s absolutley filled with ineptitude and ignorance. It can be depressing, but it doesn’t have to be. (more…)

Occasionally it happens…the office just seems too quiet.  Then it hits you.  The boss is out and your coworkers are too busy to notice what you’re up to.  For some, this screams of the opportunity to abuse company time.  But before you embark on a marathon flash game session, heed this pep talk.

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You’re a man.  You may be close to 40.  But you’re not Mike Gundy and nobody cares about your YMCA football team.  When the familiar heart pounding of too many caffeine infused beverages begins to get the better of you, consider the following…

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Rarely it happens, and when it does your heart sinks with the knowledge that everything you’ve done today is gone, and it was totally preventable.  There’s no getting around this one.  Things are bad.  Really bad.  But before you fret, read this pep talk and reassess the situation.

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It happens to all of us from time to time: the server goes down the second before we hit ‘save,’  or those assumptions we made when we arrived this morning don’t seem to be holding up after lunch.  In both cases, you’ve done a lot of work– high quality and otherwise– and now it’s worthless.  You have a decision, a decision we hope you make after reading this pep talk.

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It’s a familiar situation to anyone who shares a workspace with a life form more advanced than a housecat: You get a little drowsy, meander down the hall to the break room, grab the coffee pot, and realize that you’re about to pour the last cup, which sucks because then you have to make more, which makes this 30-second trip into a frustrating journey because Bill in accounting never puts the coffee filters in the right place, and the faucet is all the way on the other side of the frickin’ room. What do you do? Do you only have half a cup and hope the next person starts a new pot? Do you wait 15 minutes and potentially doze off at your desk until someone else takes initiative?

No. You grab the bull by the proverbial horns and crank out another pot of the productivity elixer! (more…)