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Balance Rock, one of Haida Gwaii’s spiritual wonders left behind from the ice age, near the shores of ferry hotspot Skidegate on Oct. 3, 2012.John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

Harvey Schachter is a stalwart of the Globe Careers site with his Monday Morning Manager column at the start of each week, his Managing Books column that gives tips from the best books published, and his Balance column that leads us into the weekend with key tips to help us find equilibrium between our work and personal lives.

Here are some of his most popular stories from 2012.

Sixteen reasons why people fail in their careers

The 10 signs of a bad manager

Top 10 business books of 2012

Take a break from work, reflect and save your life

Five myths about Gen Y workers

What's the status of your work-life balance?

Do you pay the steep price of commuting?

Dragon's Den co-star says use your head 'and your heart' to make decisions

Six management lessons from the master leader: Steve Jobs

Nine common leadership errors, and how to avoid them

This story is actually from 2011, but everyone loves to read about interviews so it continues to get attention!

Ten must-ask job interview questions