Training & Education

In this week's edition of Well,This Happened, the series that lets you become a career coach, we addressed James' tough situation.

James was caught off guard during a department heads meeting when he was asked to present. He wasn't prepared but did so anyway and bombed the presentation because of this. James is now wondering what he should do to address this situation.

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Minimum wage is currently a hot topic everywhere.

Nationally, there's ongoing debate about raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, while at the state level many local governments are wrestling with their own minimum wage increase proposals as they keep an eye on things on the federal level. While allowing people the opportunity to earn more money seems like a good idea on the surface, some say it's not that simple.

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You've worked hard and paid your dues to finally earn an executive position. Hard work does pay off!

Just one minor drawback: Your new position may be bad for your health.

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Beginning with the first "F" on the school report card, we are trained to fear failure.

That fear only grows larger as we become adults because the stakes become higher. While fear of failure is only natural, it's important to make sure that fear doesn't become debilitating. In fact, if you approach failure differently, it can be an asset.

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In this week's edition of Well This Happened we tackled Janet's situation involving an employee who lied about taking a sick day.

Janet said she tries to foster an environment of trust at work and was taken aback that her employee decided to lie about taking a sick day, rather than come to her and be honest about needing the day off.

Addressing a situation like this with an employee can be very uncomfortable and requires some finesse.

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