Punt

So it goes. My friend Mick and I were talking the other day. I'd love to tell you we were enjoying a strong bevvy watching the afternoon unwind but we were both still working. I'd called him a few days earlier for advice on a project I was looking at: he's pretty straight forward and … Continue reading Punt

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Eso Depende

Depende. Years ago I learned to scuba dive in Cozumel. In many ways it was the trip of a lifetime. One of the most memorable elements to me however was the sanguine response of my scuba instructor every time I asked a question. "Depende," he would respond rarely ever changing his demeanor. At the time … Continue reading Eso Depende

Good Business

Do you like breakfast? It is the most important meal of the day you know... No matter what else I do, I make a good breakfast every morning . Did I mention I am a good cook? But Saturday was a beautiful sunny lazy day so I went out to my favorite breakfast place. And … Continue reading Good Business

The Art of Success

Are you happy or or are you successful? Can you be both? Yes. We are inundated with advice on success in business and commerce. The three steps to this, the five keys to that. If we would simply take a timeout and consume all this advice from bestsellers to morning tv to best blogs apparently … Continue reading The Art of Success

Gifts

December is upon us. Here is the States we've concluded the carbo-splurge known as Thanksgiving (yours truly eats sparingly: its not my thing) and we've gotten through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The retailers have taken their best shot. Its now onto the 31 days of the merriest month of the year. But why limit … Continue reading Gifts

Pride

Get it right. Recently I watched a documentary on Canadian small farming (http://tomakeafarm.ca) which I enjoyed (and reminded me why I never wanted to be a farmer.) While harvesting broccoli one farmer says to the other in disgust - look at this: I can't sell this - as she bemoans the state of the broccoli … Continue reading Pride

Atrophy

Use it or lose it. Three times in my life I've been restricted to crutches. As a function of having a more than active lifestyle and just by living so long I've hurt myself more than once. Years ago I sprained both ankles in separate incidents just a couple years apart. If you've never sprained … Continue reading Atrophy

Start Me Up

Habits become us. I've just taken the next step in my career. Throughout my worklife I've been very fortunate working with incredibly intelligent and creative people. Starting with P&G, then Dell, Apple and The Home Depot, I found people with passion and conviction and determination. Most of them turned out to be nice as well. … Continue reading Start Me Up

Best Blogs 8 Mayo 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world at work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our theme emerges organically and this week its … Continue reading Best Blogs 8 Mayo 2015

Likability

Ask yourself a question. Would you like to hang out with you? One of lesser known facts about "success" in the workplace is that likabilty is pretty damned important. Let's be clear: it does not suffice for lack of applied effort and intelligence, but they will not be all you need either if you're not … Continue reading Likability