Goal Power

What are you aiming for?Personal goal setting has become almost passé relegated to the province of "motivational" speakers and banal self-help books. Its just not exciting to talk about the virtue of pressing and testing yourself today with much of our focus on external factors like engagement, economy and environment.And yet, there is nothing as … Continue reading Goal Power

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Goal Power

What are you aiming for?Personal goal setting has become almost passé relegated to the province of "motivational" speakers and banal self-help books. Its just not exciting to talk about the virtue of pressing and testing yourself today with much of our focus on external factors like engagement, economy and environment.And yet, there is nothing as … Continue reading Goal Power

Best Blogs 28 March 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so that you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in your career.This week's edition turned out to be about the essence and truth … Continue reading Best Blogs 28 March 2014

#SoMe isn’t So Me

Are you a guru?A ninja? Do you brandish a light saber as you don your Jedi apparrel?Enough word play (although alliteration is always alluring...)#SoMe is yet a wilderness fraught with wrong turns, dry wells and false promise. Should you dive headlong into Pinterest? What's your Instagram footprint? Does Foursquare have any relevance, and just what … Continue reading #SoMe isn’t So Me

Acceptance & Resistance

Yesterday I missed the bus. Walking out of my building I watched as my ride pulled away across the street. Actually, the bus I saw leaving was an earlier one running behind. My bus - the one I wanted - showed up in five minutes. In fact, since the first bus was running just ahead … Continue reading Acceptance & Resistance

Politics of Promotion

Promotion still matters.Even as the structure of organized work (what an oxymoron) continues to flatten with the shift to greater numbers of freelancers every year, being promoted still matters today.In earlier times promotion as tool for both recognition of the individual and model for the team was used more frequently than now, unfettered economic growth … Continue reading Politics of Promotion

Best Blogs 21 Mar 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so that you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in your career.This week's edition is all about checking assumptions and beliefs and, where … Continue reading Best Blogs 21 Mar 2014

My Job Sucks

I hear this from time to time.Interestingly, from white collar to blue collar people often have this same complaint.Years ago I read that 'tollbooth collector' was in fact the worst job in America. Like many other positions (grocery store cashier? gas station attendent?) the tollbooth collector of today is more often machine than human, but … Continue reading My Job Sucks

State of Hiring 2014

Interested in the state of Hiring, 2014?See what my friend, David Smooke over at SmartRecruiters has to say about it.  by Christopher Demers

SX So Long

Safe travels. #SXSW, the world's longest street party celebrating interactive, film and music is now over. The crowds are gone as people wend their way to the airport and we can once again drive downtown.So what have we learned from our total immersion in the creative experience of #SX and, are there corollaries for life? … Continue reading SX So Long