To suck up or not? What is sucking up? Where is the line between good corporate citizen and unashamed ass-kisser? I had some fun with Tom Dunne [who is forced to share a bed with George the tiger teddy cat] on Newstalk radio on this topic, poring over this subject in our usual high-brow, academically sound way:

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Alternatively, you can try “radical honesty,” as per the ever-anxious Eli in Lie To Me:

  • You’re like Gandhi. Except you don’t look like a malnourished old man.
  • (on first meeting a female colleague) I want to seep with you.
  • You look terrible, awful, like Gene Simmons went really, really humid.

  • Your office looks like the one of a serial killer.