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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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

Round Two

Do you enjoy boxing? Probably not: the sweet science has been losing popularity for years but for every kid who ever took a turn in the ring growing up its almost a rite of passage. Yes, I know its not for everyone, but if you've ever seen the pure artistry of Muhammad Ali or the … Continue reading Round Two

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

Best Blogs 24 April 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 its … Continue reading Best Blogs 24 April 2015

Talent

Talent is where you find it.Not long ago, talent was defined in part by length of service. Tenure.  We expected that those who had toiled long and hard at a craft would somehow reach a level of performance most others couldn't. Perhaps. Even Malcolm Gladwell bandied about the 10,000 hour rule as if it were … Continue reading Talent

Best Blogs 27 März 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 27 März 2015

Go For It

What are you waiting for? In the movie Tin Cup, Rene Russo pines that's she's never been with a guy who "went for it." Linda Hart, turning in an outstanding performance as the former paramour of Rene's current affections turns to her and deadpans, "Honey, he's your guy." Notwithstanding the sheer male fantasy of the … Continue reading Go For It

The Accidental Manager

It was an accident. Like many of you I moved into management because someone else left and we needed a body. Fast. At the lowest levels of most organizations - the interface between "line" and supervisor - succession planning is a term never used or considered. Sure, we think of it at the top sometimes … Continue reading The Accidental Manager

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