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Navigating Company Politics

Hi everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a video series where I answer questions from people like you. Here we go! Are there times when you have to play political games just to effectively navigate a company’s culture? I don’t do politics well. I feel like I’m always about to step on…

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Irrational Fairness Obsession

Hi everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions that people send in. This question is a little on the long side, so stay with me. We’re having a huge debate in our company about policies around hours of work, start and end times. I’m a…

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Morning People

Hi everybody, this is Mike Staver and this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question: My wife is a morning person. She is always happy, chipper, and chatty in the morning. I’m neither happy, chipper, nor chatty in the morning. She…

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A Friend with No Self-Awareness

Hi everybody, I’m Mike Staver and this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people like you. Here’s this week’s question: I have a friend with almost zero self-awareness. Everything that doesn’t go their way is someone else’s fault. When I gently ask about their responsibility they’re flat out…

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Executive Pay Scales

Hi everybody, this is Mike Staver, this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions. Here’s this week’s question! Dear Mike, I’m really unhappy in my job. Ok, so lots of people are. I’m an executive. I’m paid a lot of money, and when I say a lot of money, I…

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Problems with Commitment

Hi everybody, I’m Mike Staver, this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions that people send to me. This is a fascinating question. I made promises to my significant other about changing a specific behaviour about me that needs to be changed. And in fact, I agree that the behaviour…

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Easily Distracted

Hi everybody, I’m Mike Staver, this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions sent to me by people like you. Here’s this week’s question. Dear Mike, I tend to be easily distracted. I focus on things for a few minutes and then I drift away. It’s very frustrating. Any suggestions…

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Procrastination Solutions

Hi everybody, this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Usually they’re just like you. Dear Mike, I’m a procrastinator, what can I do to stop it? I’ll tell you later. Next question. Just kidding! Alright, so you’re a procrastinator and you need to stop…

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Employee Boundaries for Social Media

Hi everybody, this is Mike Staver, this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Pretty much like you, probably like you. Here’s the question this week: We recently held performance reviews and a staff member did not take the constructive criticism very well. The staff…

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Tooting Your Own Horn

Hi everybody, I’m Mike Staver, this is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Well, I don’t know if they’re just like you, but they’re questions. You ready? Here we go. Mike, recently I learned that I was selected to receive a prestigious award later this…

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