100 Days

Do you have a minute? Seems like just the other day we were enjoying the heat of summer and now fall arrives... Wait a minute; I live in Austin - it was hot the other day! That however, is not the point. We now have less than 100 days left in 2014 which not so … Continue reading 100 Days

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Rejected

Oh sure, kick a guy when he's down.I haven't had the best week. And to add insult to injury just yesterday I received an email from a company detailing how nice it was to talk with me about my qualifications but, unfortunately, they were not moving ahead with my candidacy.Considering that I never actually applied … Continue reading Rejected

The Rules

Some things should never be overlooked.We talk a lot about the rules for good living. Getting eight hours of sleep and eight glasses of water. Eat lots of fiber and veggies, watch out for that red meat. Exercise 30 min a day. All of these can help us live a healthier life.There's another rule that … Continue reading The Rules

Best Blogs 19 September 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 theme emerges organically and this week its about … Continue reading Best Blogs 19 September 2014

Dis Able

He held the door.Walking out of a downtown office building this morning, the custodian opened the door for a woman who was just entering. Hey, I'd have done it too. In the South we open doors for women from 8-80. Tats, piercings or power suit, it doesn't matter. That's how we roll.Oddly enough, after she … Continue reading Dis Able

The Narcissist

I really like me. A headline the other day read, 'the narcissist in all of us.' A little bit of narcissism is a healthy thing but moderation in all things is the key, is it not? In the work place a little bit of narcissism can keep us a balanced despite the ups and downs … Continue reading The Narcissist

Get It Done

The work gets done.Not long ago I was coaching a group struggling with some workplace issues. You might wonder sometimes what the hell HR consultants do. Imagine this: your team's productivity is dropping along with quality and customer sat while your handle time, cost and tempers are all rising. But you don't know why.Performance consultants … Continue reading Get It Done

Best Blogs 12 Sep 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 theme emerges organically and this week its all about looking … Continue reading Best Blogs 12 Sep 2014

Habits

You can build a better you.They say it takes 21 days to build a habit, a repetitive set of actions we perform without consciously thinking.A lot of the habits we try to ingrain are health-related: drink lots of water, go to bed at the same time every night (with the same person), walk 10,000 steps … Continue reading Habits

Best Blogs 5 September 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 theme emerges organically and this week its all … Continue reading Best Blogs 5 September 2014