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Everybody Needs a Performance Review (even big shots)

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There’s a way to handle performance reviews that makes them useful and energizing. This format provides a simple way to track performance throughout the year by making it a regular practice. I recommend going through this process at least once per month so the information stays top of mind.

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Do You Need a Toleration Elimination Day?

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What are you tolerating? A toleration is something that’s bugging you but doesn’t have dramatic consequences if you don’t handle it.

Recently my computer mouse stopped scrolling up. I tried cleaning the dust out of the mouse but it didn’t help so I just dealt with it for a couple of weeks.

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Another way to look at “mistakes.”

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Sitting by myself in the empty house waiting for the moving trucks to arrive with all of our stuff, I had a realization. “I don’t want to live here.” At the time I thought it was just stress. Leaving a home I adored, the hassle of moving in general, etc.

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I Dumped Facebook and It Feels Fantastic

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Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to exploit user information for nefarious purposes. The only upside to the whole disaster is that finally, after many years of waffling, the decision to delete my account was easy.

The freedom is close to intoxicating.

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Is civility in the workplace in trouble?

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I brought up politics over cocktails and here’s what happened.

It was an experiment.

Pretty certain that the guy I was meeting with was on the other side of the political spectrum, I asked him what he thought about the election. Over the next half hour we had a spirited discussion about the players, major political issues and the state of the country. It got tens

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