Bite Me is a special 14-installment series based on an undercover  stint at a supermarket to draw out lessons on how to better relate to challenging colleagues in the workplace and how to be a better colleague.

These “profiles” are based on real customers who wanted free samples of food.

It’s cheeky and deliciously honest.

For the full list:
The Humble
The A-Hole
The Slob
The Negative
he Snob
he Mute
The Righteous
The Culturally Insensitive
he Oblivious
he Frazzled

The Hanger-On
The Dilletante


Thank you for shopping

Thank you for coming with us on the journey to consider how our everyday behaviors and how they impact our relationships with others and our potential for professional success. The world is a small place, and our actions are noticed by others. Our actions speak to our ability to relate and work well with others. Our actions reveal who we are.

We’ll leave with a sample of some good resources if you’re curious.

Happy shopping.

Good Reads

Bennis, Warren G. and Robert J. Thomas. (2002). Geeks and Geezers. Harvard Business Press.

Blanchard, Kenneth and Spencer Johnson. (1982). The One Minute Manager. William Morrow.

Cain, Susan. (2003). Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Broadway Books.

Carnegie, Dale. (2009). How to Win Friends and Influence People. Simon & Schuster.

Cialdini, Robert. (2006). Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. HarperBooks.

Coehlo, Paulo. (2006). The Alchemist. HarperCollins.

Covey, Stephen. (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Free Press.

Dwerk, Carol. (2008). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Ballatine Books.

George, Bill and Peter Sims. (2007). True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. Jossey-Bass.

Gergen, Christopher and Gregg Vanourek. (2008). Life Entrepreneurs. Jossey-Bass.

Gregerman, Alan. (2000) Lessons from the Sandbox: Using the 13 Gifts of Childhood to Rediscover the Keys to Business Success. McGraw-Hill.

Hyun, Jane. (2006). Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians. Harper Paperbacks.

Johnson, Spencer and Kenneth Blanchard. (1998). Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. (2005). Wherever You Go, There You Are. Hyperion.

Langer, Ellen. (2014). Mindfulness, 25th Anniversary Edition. Da Capo Lifelong Books.

Lencioni, Patrick. (2002). The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. Jossy-Bass.

Lundin, Stephen C., Harry Paul, and John Christensen. (2000). Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. Hyperion.

Neumeier, Marty. (2006). Zag: The Number One Strategy of High-Performance Brands. New Riders.

Patterson, Kerry, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. (2011). Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. McGraw-Hill.

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Rath, Tom. (2007). StrengthsFinder 2.0. Gallup Press.

Rath, Tom and Donald Clifton. (2004). How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life. Gallup Press.