Daily Dose

How do you start your day? I was intrigued in reading David Brooks' latest work - The Road to Character - that he referenced a practice I used to use and had lain aside. Invigorated to see it agian, I started re-using this tested tool and offer it to you: what I call a daily … Continue reading Daily Dose

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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

3 Keys to Monday Morning

Ah, Monday morning... Few times of the week have such a distinct feel. Whether you've had an invigorating few days as a weekend warrior, spent time catching up with the kids or just surfed the couch its time to head back to the office. For another five days... Is it Friday yet? The truth though … Continue reading 3 Keys to Monday Morning

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

Best Blogs 5 March 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 finds … Continue reading Best Blogs 5 March 2015

Change Agent

The more things change... While it's safe to say the label "change agent" isn't a sexy as it once was, it's still very prevalent in the HR and indeed, broader business community. In fact, an anecdotal (and unscientific) perusal of my LinkedIn network shows quite a few people still using the appellation. So, if this … Continue reading Change Agent

Antiques

Let go of things.Not long ago as Chewy and I made our morning trek I saw a shiny object on the ground. In the early morning dark it's hard to tell sometimes what things are until you're right on them, so we stepped closer and I saw it was a CD.You know, one of those … Continue reading Antiques

Plan B

Sometimes you need a Plan B.Not long ago I helped a friend with some work around the house. The truth is I'm pretty handy with home repair and renovation projects and as my ex would tell you, I never met a tool I didn't like.As far as jobs go my friend's request wasn't very difficult … Continue reading Plan B

Best Blogs 17 October 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 edition finds some … Continue reading Best Blogs 17 October 2014