Best Blogs 30 Janvier 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life 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 … Continue reading Best Blogs 30 Janvier 2015

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Best Blogs 12 Dec 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life 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 the holiday … Continue reading Best Blogs 12 Dec 2014

False Positive

Its not drugs. Or is it? Last week I attended another professional conference with several hundred participants and ran into some of the same archetypes that give our profession - maybe all professions - a bad name. The false positive. Having been in business for three decades now I've bought and sold my share of … Continue reading False Positive

Perspective & Pretension

#SX is here.Over 30,000 participants have arrived to immerse themselves in SX (South by Southwest). The annual celebration of what's new and different in film, music and interactive draws thousands of smart creative people to town to mingle with the thousands who live here.Meeting so many new people is a lot of fun. The vast … Continue reading Perspective & Pretension

Ego’s Siren

What makes a leader. Years ago I was asked to be president of my local SHRM chapter. After ten prior years of volunteering in all sorts of committees, roles, etc., I felt I was ready. To be sure I was humbled: any potential leader who isn't is a bit of a worry to me. Pride … Continue reading Ego’s Siren

Loving Work

How quickly we forget. Do you remember the feeling you had when you started your new job? The excitement and enthusiasm? Have you looked in the mirror lately to see where that is? Or where it went? Periodically I meet shiny new hires - first day on the job. I'm struck by how most (not … Continue reading Loving Work

The New Normal

Can you give me a hand? Current literature is full of advice on succeeding in the modern workplace. Virtual workers, flexible schedules, technology advances and the flat organization have all contributed to the new normal we don't really yet understand. So much to know! Yet, as much as things change they tend to stay the … Continue reading The New Normal

Who Are You?

Who do you think you are? Years ago Dennis Green birthed a famous rant (famous in sport circles anyway) when he dismissed a reporter's implications about the strength of an opposing team (Da Bears...) by saying "the Bears are who we thought they are."   Syntax notwithstanding he had a point. Who do you think … Continue reading Who Are You?

Best Blogs 23 Aug 2013

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum... This week's edition of Best Blogs evolved organically: I love it when that happens. Regular readers know I use this platform to point out some of the best writers from the previous week, "best" meaning their words and ideas really struck a chord with me. … Continue reading Best Blogs 23 Aug 2013

Career Counsel

I don't know what they do with their lives. Bob Dylan sang these words in his quiet masterpiece, Tangled Up in Blue. How do people end up with the careers they have?. A Fairy Tale As I entered the workforce - when we still had rotary phones, full-service gas stations and black and white TV … Continue reading Career Counsel