9 Things You Should Never Say in an Interview (But Some People Still Do)

A recent survey of HR managers found that a full 50% of them don’t think today’s young jobseekers are presenting themselves well in interviews. Here are 9 completely true things some of them have said in interviews that justify their concern. #1 – “I’ve heard there are a lot of single people here…” And I’ve…

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The Winner of the Poolside Caption Contest Is…

  Congrats Reid! Your copy of How To Get Fired and your $25 Amazon Gift Card will arrive soon. Thanks to everyone who captioned our poolside photo! All of the entries were hilarious! Want to get an email when we have another caption contest? Sign up here.

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How To Make the Most of Your Work Spouse

Do you have a work husband or work wife? If so, are you really using your work spouse to his or her full potential? I doubt you are. Watch this video to see how you can make your work spouse relationship more productive than ever before. For more awesome videos like these, subscribe to my…

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How One Tiny Crime Destroyed Baseball Forever

When I was 8 years old, I absolutely loved baseball.  I watched it all the time, collected baseball cards like they were actually worth something, and I played entire baseball games by myself (and a bunch of ghost runners) in the lot behind my house because I didn’t have 17 friends to round out the…

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Ethics Awareness Month Is Almost Over, But Be Ethical Anyway!

Ethics Awareness Month is quickly coming to an end, but unfortunately for everyone, we need to be ethical all year long.  We all need  a reminder of why ethics are important from time to time, and one of the least painful ways to be reminded is to watch some of my entertaining yet educational videos.…

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6 Reasons Doing the Right Thing is Better Than Going to Court

Usually people try to encourage you to be ethical because it’s ‘the right thing to do’ or ‘you’ll sleep well at night.’  But I also think I’d sleep well on a 200-foot pleasure yacht that I bought with all the money I stole in a diamond heist.  So I don’t think those are particularly good…

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The Ethics Video Series That You’ll Actually Enjoy

Let’s face it, ethics is kind of boring, but also kind of important, because if you don’t have any ethics you could kind of end up in jail. We all need a reminder of why ethics are important from time to time, and one of the least painful ways to be reminded is to watch…

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3 Easy Ways to Distinguish Between a Gift and a Bribe

You know the problem with ethics education?  It’s virtually impossible to talk about it without sounding pedantic or preachy.  And since none of us like being lectured to, we all usually drown out conversations about ethical behavior because we don’t like feeling like we’re being talked down to.  It’s basically the same reason none of…

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Caption Contest – Poolside Edition!

What is happening in this photo? Leave a comment with a creative caption and you could win a copy of my book How To Get Fired! AND a $25 Amazon gift card! Make sure to comment by 10pm on March 21, 2014. Click here to read the rules and entry requirements!

13 Awesome Compliments to Use at Work (and 5 To Avoid)

Everyone wants to  feel valued and no one wants to be told that they smell bad. With that in mind, I made a video with 13 compliments you should use, and 5 you shouldn’t. Take note of your favorite compliments and use them at work today, or better yet, send this video to someone who…

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6 Hilarious Ethical Quandaries for Ethics Awareness Month

So I just typed in “fun ethical issues” on Google and scrolled through the results.  None of them were fun.  Zero.  They just put ‘fun’ in the subject line so that people like me might click on it. Now I realize that by saying my ethical quandaries are hilarious, I’m opening myself up to the…

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Polar Vortex Caption Contest- And the Winner Is…

Congrats Jolie! Your copy of Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! will arrive soon. Thanks to everyone who captioned our winter photo! There were so many funny entries it was hard to choose just one! Want to get an email when we have another caption contest? Sign up here.

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Pinocchio Is the Worst Motivational Speaker Ever

I could tell you some tips on how to be a great motivational speaker, but if you know me, you know that’s not my style. I’d rather show you an example of a bad motivational speaker. Geico made it easy for me and made this commercial. Enjoy! And stay away from this Pinocchio character. I…

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14 Things You Do at a Conference, But Maybe Shouldn’t

Conferences are theoretically designed to be one of the most effective educational and networking opportunities you’ll get all year.  But that’s just what the conference organizers think a conference is for.  For the average conference attendee, things are a little bit different: 1. You show up the day before…   2. …check into your hotel…

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Stop Texting During Meetings!

As a leader, what would you do if someone was texting during a meeting? Would you call out the bad behavior during the meeting? Would you talk to the texter privately after the meeting? Both of those situations are awkward, so I have a solution for you.  Send a link to this video to all…

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The Most Important Management Statistic You’ll Ever Read

If you’re even halfway interested in becoming a better leader, then I’m sure you’ve read dozens of books and articles and case studies about leadership.  Most of them have statistics to support their various claims, and while many of them are absurdly obvious (“Managers who don’t scream or throw things at their employees are more…

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