6 gift ideas for coworkers

I work with a bunch of current and former journalists, so most of our gifts revolve around newsroom clichés like coffee, booze and baked goods. It's hard to go wrong. But those may not be criteria that work for you. So I've come up with a short list of holiday gifts...

Networking tip: Listen. Then Talk.

Last night I went to a networking dinner for students at my alma mater. Unlike most of these somewhat painful events, at this one, the students were prepared and practiced so they interacted with the professionals easily. They had good 30-second "about me" intros, and...

Before you correct someone…

You have a choice in how you correct someone who's made a mistake. You can assume the worst, that they're stupid or deliberately trying to undermine or go around you. And you can make them pay by smacking the crap out of them from your high horse. That might, might,...