Are You Overly Conscientious?

Are You Overly Conscientious?

A friend told me about a co-worker who has problems at work due to being overly conscientious. When the colleague sees something wrong at work, she reports it to her boss. The boss lately has responded by falsely blaming the worker for the problem, probably to deflect...
Best Occupations

Best Occupations

I have been occupying myself thinking about different occupations.  Some occupations are more respected than others. What occupations do you consider most deserving of respect? Least deserving?   If you want respect, aim to become a physician. Or a lawyer or...
The Peter Principle and Self-Demotion

The Peter Principle and Self-Demotion

Years ago management guru Laurence Peter said something profound: In organizations, employees rise to their level of incompetence and then stay there. This process now is known as the Peter Principle. You can picture how this process happens. An entry-level...