Out of the Cubicle & Into the Corner Office Blog


15- 6 Steps to Being a Good Audience Member

How often have you presented or attended a presentation and looked around the room to find people working on their iPad or checking email on their phone? Being a good audience member is a trait that you can use to build respect in your industry. When I speak to a group, whether it is 5 people, or 500, I look for friendly faces in the audience. These people are easy to spot as I present....


14- 4 Reasons to update your resume today

    When was the last time you updated your resume? If you are like most people, you haven’t updated your resume since the last time you were looking for a new job, or the marketing department was updating company resumes for proposal purposes. This may have been a month ago, or two years ago, and chances are, it was difficult for you to capture all of the relevant information on your resume because you...

High-speed cameras & rain drops

Very cool study on raindrops, hopefully one day we will know exactly why rain smells amazing! Until then, at least we know that it releases “bacteria, pathogens, and contaminants.” Read about it here: https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/rainfall-can-release-aerosols-0114


13- 3 Tips for Great Lunch Conversation

The questions “Why you should eat with your co-workers?”, “Who to eat with?”, and “Where to eat?” were answered in previous posts. Now, you may be wondering, “What should I talk about during the meal?” Eating with your colleagues is perhaps the best opportunity to build your relationships and give and provide feedback on a variety of work and non-work related issues. If you google “what not to talk about at work,” you will find...


12- Avoiding Check Chicken

In the last few posts, you learned 1) why it is so important to eat with your co-workers, 2) that it doesn’t matter where you eat, and 3) to be genuine in your discussions during the meal. This post will address the controversial topic of “who pays the check” if you do elect to go out to eat at a restaurant and not in the office. When two cars race toward each other, the first...


Found: An Ancient Metal Alloy – Orichalcum

While searching the wreckage of a ship that sank 2,600 years ago, divers found 39 ingots of orichalcum, an ancient brass-like metal alloy that, according to Plato’s Critias Dialogue, covered citadel walls on Atlantis. Makes me wonder how many other forgotten treasures lay in the vastly-unexplored Oceans. Read more from Discovery News here.  


11- Who should you invite to lunch?

Now that you know how important it is to eat with co-workers, next question you may ask is “Who do I eat with?” The short answer is – anyone, as long as you are not eating alone and you are taking advantage of the opportunity to learn something new. This is not a new concept, Greek Philosopher Epicurus, who lived from 341–270 BC, said, “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before...

Found: Best Gift for BBQ’ers

It’s never to early to start thinking about the Memorial Day BBQ! Today is my mom’s birthday, so my SotD is finding her the coolest gift ever- a condiment gun! Get your at Amazon.com today.


10 – You should eat with your co-workers, today.

Although it is intuitive that you will be a happier employee and more productive at work if you build positive relationships with your co-workers, most of us overlook one of the easiest building blocks to use – eating together. Think this is a good idea, but don’t know where to start? The next series of blogs will walk you through WHY it is important to eat with your co-workers, WHO you should eat with, WHAT...