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Are you stuck in corporate politics?

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Do you hate office politics? Are you stuck in office politics? Do you feel that you are powerless against your coworkers who are really skilled at playing politics? Do yourself a favor – don’t give up. You need to fight back in a smart way. If you give up and move to another company, the […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work · Management

Seizing the enemy without fighting is the most skillful

December 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

"Therefore one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful. Seizing the enemy without fighting is the most skillful." — The Art of War, Sun Tzu. Jack is a hard working software developer. Like many of us, he works for a highly dysfunctional organization. He is part of a major software project […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work

The first time I cried at work

July 6th, 2009 · 11 Comments

I’m usually a reserved and calm person. But, I cried really hard once at work a little bit over a decade ago. I still remember it vividly. At that time, I just started working as Associates Product Manager at a medium-sized enterprise software company. My job was to manage the Application Programming Interface (API) product. […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work · Leadership · Learning and Growing · Management

Something strange happens to me last night: An emotional experience that I don’t know how to express

December 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I have to write this down. I’ve never felt like this emotionally. I had a long day yesterday. There were quite a bit of office politics I had to deal with at work. On top of that, my company announced that it would increase the insurance premium that we pay out-of-packet by a disgusting 200%. […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work · Learning and Growing · Work/Life Balance