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Dealing With a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Work

Dealing With a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Work

You might not be familiar with one of my favorite children's books, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, but you're probably familiar with the second half of the title—the bad day part.

Yes, work is called "work" for a reason. But sometimes, nothing seems to go right. Here's how to cope.

Business Is Not a Team Sport

Business Is Not a Team Sport

It's an individual one.

While we collaborate, work in lockstep, sync up, or whatever other buzzword you want to use to show you're working together, it's not really a "team" sport. 

Business is more like an endurance sport like swimming, nordic skiing, or track. You've got your team (and they've got your back) but at the end of the day, when the gun goes off, it's YOU that has to make the difference.