When I started this blog, I was the chief of staff for a successful nonprofit, where I was responsible for hiring, firing, promoting, managing, all of that. Now I do consulting work on the same issues I write about here.

I am not a perfect manager. I’ve made lots and lots of mistakes, which I’ve then dwelled on obsessively, and I definitely don’t have all the answers. What I do here is try to offer insight into how managers and interviewers think, and use that to help you navigate workplace weirdnesses. So if you’re not sure what the hell your manager is thinking, or how to ask for a raise, or whether you might be in danger of getting fired, or what to do if a coworker keeps stealing your lunch … subscribe me.