Moving Day

Got your boxes? Its the last day of the month and, if your town is like mine, you'll notice cars and trucks filled with moving boxes as people migrate from one place to another. Sometimes a few block, sometimes 100 miles or more, but the packing and cleaning and checking last minute lists goes on … Continue reading Moving Day

Best Blogs 27 June 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our themes emerge organically and this week our writers … Continue reading Best Blogs 27 June 2014

Elephants Graveyard

Where do old behaviors go to die? Just the other other day I noticed a tweet in the torrent emanating from #SHRM14 attendees (am I the only HR geek not there?) about people not responding well to tats. Tats with an "a". You know, tattoos. At least one participant felt judged and shunned because she … Continue reading Elephants Graveyard

Social

How are you?Did you ever meet a group of people for the first time and find yourself being exceedingly nice? Polite, positive and personable? You know, a new job, first time at a church or maybe a neighborhood social you haven't been to before. You find yourself being so agreeable, nodding, smiling and affirming. And … Continue reading Social

Best Blogs 20 June 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week our themes emerge organically and this week the writers included share … Continue reading Best Blogs 20 June 2014

Dog Day

  Where do you stand on the whole take your dog to work day question?I suppose I should say where do you sit since most of you work from chairs, but as we now know sitting is the new smoking and is slowly but surely killing you, you should stand up. But I digress.Its a … Continue reading Dog Day

Promises

Beware the promise not kept.The notion of promises seems a bit old fashioned nowadays and yet, we believe in them, at least when others make them to us.When a friend says, I've got your back, we rely on them. When our family says they'll do something, we buy into that. And when our partner says, … Continue reading Promises

Best Blogs 13 June 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our themes emerge organically and this week the writers … Continue reading Best Blogs 13 June 2014

The Void

Feel that emptiness?Recently a friend changed jobs. On a strong upward career arc everything was milk and honey as she moved from one responsible position to another, the classic story of career success.And yet, there was also loss.In career and life in there are times when we move along so swiftly immersed in growth we … Continue reading The Void

The Thin Skin

Beware the thin skin of social media.At least twice in the last seven days I've antagonized people I actually like on #SoMe. I say at least because these are only the ones I know about. There may well be - probably are - others where people were annoyed but didn't bother to say so.At least … Continue reading The Thin Skin