Be Good at Life

You can do it. Much of what I write about is centered on being effective at work. After three decades in some of the most successful technology companies in the world I've learned more than a few things. And one of the fundamentals I've learned is that being good at work is not the same … Continue reading Be Good at Life

Break Time

Gimme a break. I don't know if Kit Kat still uses that jingle as I haven't watched tv in a long time. Must have been a good jingle though - I remember it. People asking for a break is pretty tame stuff. We see it in movies, the office, a thousand vignettes a day on … Continue reading Break Time


A different treat today as I wrote a post for a friend of mine and she has published on her blog. Take a peek at Stardust... Be well my friends.

Its Nice to Be Back

Hi there. Its nice to be back. Yours truly took a month off, accidentally as it were, as a number of forces collided to sidetrack me. There is the wonderful position that opened almost magically after I turned down three other roles in the past few months. The rain that wouldn't stop that hurt many … Continue reading Its Nice to Be Back

The Power of You

What if I told you you had a secret weapon? You do. Many times I write about improving systems and practices at work. I believe in this: many if not all work places can be improved - some dramatically - if these elements are re-thought, re-imagined and just plain re-engineered. But there's another tool that … Continue reading The Power of You

Fried Chicken

No fried chicken tonight. When I was about 8 which was a very long time ago we were on a road trip. We were always on a road trip - I went to four high schools - so that wasn't unusual. Fast food really wasn't a big thing yet and kids did not go to … Continue reading Fried Chicken

Best Blogs 7 November 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 this edition … Continue reading Best Blogs 7 November 2014

Early Morn

Find your peace.It's no secret we all struggle with life's challenges sometimes. Job success, financial demands, romantic woes, illness in ourselves and loved ones. Life indeed, can be a bitch.And yet, hope does spring eternal.Who knows where the eternal optimism springs from, and yet it does, even as we have to recreate ourselves yet again … Continue reading Early Morn


Be sure you know what matters.Most of us in the business world are used to deadlines, those looming reminders that 'something has to be done.'Some hard and fast, some not so much, but all set with the expectation more or less that things will be achieved. We're used to this in our professional lives, so … Continue reading Deadlines


We had a close call this morning.Longtime readers know about Chewy the Karma Dog, and The Hux, our two year-old shorthair who is a complete trip.But I write less often about Elvie or Elf just becuase she's a little quiter, a little more serene and frankly doesn't like to be bothered much. But today is … Continue reading Elf