July 17, 2016

Happy Hour: It’s Still Business



Ruth was still in the office sitting at her desk. She had just finished writing e-mails. Her mobile rang. It was John: “Ruth, where are you? We are waiting for you.” She looked at her watch. It was 19h00, high time to hurry up to the happy hour. “I am on my way. See you soon,” Ruth lied and didn’t know why. She grabbed her coat and went out…

June 23, 2016

English Games, Wordsearch, and More in Summer Fun with English




It’s summer time. I am pretty sure you want to relax and enjoy nice weather. What about English that you are learning? How to enjoy summer weather, learn English, and feel great at the same time? Here is the solution….

May 10, 2016

Leading through Communication: Dealing with Workplace Harassment (Part 2)

“A victim of sexual harassment can be a man or a woman. The victim can be of the same sex as the harasser. The harasser can be a supervisor, co-worker, other Department employee, or a non-employee who has a business relationship with the Department.” (U.S. Department of State)
In my story the victim is a woman, Ruth, who is John’s (the team leader) deputy. The harasser is Ron, senior manager. You also meet Ruth’s colleague in the story. Her name is Emily (John’s personal assistant).

John was still sitting in the café, where he had lunch with Ruth, and thinking about her words….