We Got One!

Are you connected? Its no secret I like social media (see? I just told you so it can't be a secret). #SoMe has so many opportunities for connection and communication that if you simply apply a framework to it I believe you'll realize benefits regardless of your area of interest. Yes, I know some people … Continue reading We Got One!

Right to Know

Few things are sadder. Not long ago a friend of mine was commiserating about some nasty work she's had to do at her company. Okay, she was crying in her beer but at its heart, that's commiserating. Its no secret HR has its share of dirty business - seems like we become everyone's BFF when … Continue reading Right to Know

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

Best Blogs 3 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 our … Continue reading Best Blogs 3 April 2015

Mostly Right

Be mostly right. Twenty-five years ago I got a copy of a "one-pager" from one of my bosses about being successful as a manager. Anyone who matriculated at P&G (Procter & Gamble) as I did - proudly - remembers the axiom and absolute of the one-pager: if you can't fit it on one page you … Continue reading Mostly Right

Mgmnt 101

Let's tell the truth. One of the greatest myths being perpetrated, packaged and sold to unsuspecting professionals today is that there is something wrong with management as art and science. Somehow, over the last generation or so, we have created a story that holds management and managers are bad and leadership is good. Death to … Continue reading Mgmnt 101

Day Off

I stayed home. The other day I called in sick to work. I'd started coming down with something the day before and in 24 hours I was laying low. It's funny how we look at time away from work. An astonishing 50% of us leave annual vacation time (holiday to my international friends) on the … Continue reading Day Off

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

Get a Job

A news report this morning acknowledges what we've known for some time: people have a lot of jobs over a lifetime. The surprise in the story however is it isn't just Millennials and Generation X moving from role to role, but the Baby Boomers (still alive and well) were leading the way with an average … Continue reading Get a Job