Character

Character still counts.In recent times we've come to view character as almost code reserved for niche political zealots. We doubt the word and its purveyors.But in spite of attempts to hijack or dismiss same character steadies on. We've forgotten what character is and implies and in so doing let it become an empty advertising slogan … Continue reading Character

Best Blogs 25 July 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. These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection … Continue reading Best Blogs 25 July 2014

Certifiable

And the games continue. By now most HR people know that SHRM has decided to offer its own certification process and tag for HR professionals. Others have written about the internecine certification battle between SHRM and HRCI so we don't have to repeat that here. There is a broader question which is seldom acknowledged but … Continue reading Certifiable

Expectations

Maybe you can relate. Not long ago another manager came by and verbally acosted me for not getting something done. Actually, that's not quite accurate. The work was done (in fact I'd done more than what was needed) but reports hadn't been updated so he didn't have the right information. Uh, he was wrong. Now, … Continue reading Expectations

Strength

That which doth not kill us...Somewhere along the way its become almost rote for many of us to cry out about the hardships in life. My boss is too mean, my spouse doesn't "get me" (run for the hills if your partner spews this nonsense), my debts are crushing me, and so forth.And we then … Continue reading Strength

Video: The ABCs of Persuasion

Carlos Escobar

Like it or not, we are all in sales now. A big portion of what we do, whether we’re teachers or art directors or in healthcare – we’re ALL IN SALES NOW. ” – Dan Pink

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Best Blogs 18 July 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. Due to a slight upset - our house was under water due to heavy rains - we are two days delayed from our normal publish date, but we slog on undeterred! The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work … Continue reading Best Blogs 18 July 2014

Selfies

Blogs are the ultimate selfie. Being of a certain generation (rhymes with loomer) I disdain selfies and tats. Mind you, I like to look at your selfies (and tats - see them on my Pinterest page) but I'm of an age where I suspect the world is all the better for me not falling in … Continue reading Selfies

Best Blogs 11 July 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 11 July 2014

Virtual Joy

I'm so happy for you. My good friend Rebekka Steg is leaving one fine company, Oracle, to join another, Dropbox. And my first reaction upon hearing that was how happy I am for her, and for the people she's worked with, and will. She's the real deal Rebekka. It got me wondering about how pure … Continue reading Virtual Joy