User Error

Be mindful. Not long ago I received a pre-loaded debit card as a thank you. In days past we received checks and had to go to the bank (at least until technology improved so we could take pictures of the checks as we deposited them). All in all, cards are better. After a couple of … Continue reading User Error

Yay! Team!

There's no I in team. But there's damn sure a me. In the US it's time to talk about teams again! The NBA is heating up just as the NFL is about to peak and thoughts of spring training slowly bob on the horizon causing us to think that pennant is possible this year if … Continue reading Yay! Team!

Tea Leaves

Can you read tea leaves? The art of tea leaf reading dates back to the 17th Century. Tasseography - divining the future from the past (via leaves) - still has followers today even if you don't practice it. Or believe it. Before you dismiss the notion of predicting the future via tea leaves, think about … Continue reading Tea Leaves

Feedback as Gift

I have a present for you. No really, its a gift. And, if you follow a few simple guidelines, you can re-gift this over and over and take the art of re-gifting to a new level. Not long ago one of my financial institutions disappointed me. Now to be clear it wasn't the entire "institution" … Continue reading Feedback as Gift

Rocky Road

Do you like ice cream? If you like ice cream you really like it. I had a friend - a wispy thin woman - who kept several quarts in her freezer. Not one or two: several. Generous as most Southern women are you couldn't leave her house without being fed something delicious and homemade. But … Continue reading Rocky Road

Best Blogs 17 Avril 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of 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 our … Continue reading Best Blogs 17 Avril 2015

Taking the Bait

Did you get my VM?See my txt?Read my email?The list goes on.Its not really a question about what we've seen or read, its a plea for attention, a request for time. Instead of just saying we need to talk with someone we feel compelled to be oblique, to ask a related question hoping the listener … Continue reading Taking the Bait

Best Blogs 22 August 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 theme emerges organically and this week the power of … Continue reading Best Blogs 22 August 2014

Customer Culture

Do you want to lead people?Let's say you had two camps of workers, the coaches and the critics. If you think those labels are two leading call them A and B. I'm flexible.In one group people try to find the light at the end of the tunnel forever looking for the positive. You did that … Continue reading Customer Culture

Big Deal

I'm a big deal.I know I am because someone recently asked me for some pithy comments on helping candidates market themselves more effectively. Yee haw, can you say sweet spot?Pithy? Me. Candidates? Me.Marketing? Me again... I am really close on this one. Of course when the story finally came out the website owners decided my … Continue reading Big Deal