Anti Social

The secret is out. The bloom is off the social media rose. Whether you're a newbie or an old salt (okay, a veteran...) the truth is now becoming apparent: social media has morphed into selling, or advertising, with very little social left. Now, I am not a social media guru - in fact, I don't … Continue reading Anti Social

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Developing News

What have you done for me lately?In a conversation the other day a friend of mine mentioned the challenge some of us feel in taking our own professional development seriously.This has got to change.It's ironic to me that so many of the people I interact with - which may be because I send out a … Continue reading Developing News

Goals

Are you ready? It's that time of year for young and old to review, reflect and reset goals. Whether you do this consciously and deliberately or through fits and starts, many of us use the end of the calendar year to think about what will be in setting goals. Now, if you need help with … Continue reading Goals

Best Blogs 19 Dec 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 I this last week … Continue reading Best Blogs 19 Dec 2014

Leadership Intrigue

The leadership model is broken. Readers know I've questioned the continued emphasis on the role of the leader. Indeed, I view collaboration, communication and thinking as much more important skills than leadership as the nature of work has changed and the parts we play have evolved as well. Just as the agricultural era gave way … Continue reading Leadership Intrigue

Best Blogs 27 June 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 themes emerge organically and this week our writers … Continue reading Best Blogs 27 June 2014

Self Care

Look out for number one.While many find this phrase offensive there is some truth to the notion that we need to care for ourselves. Take career. Past Career used to be routine in nature. People fell into a job path, cobbled together 30 or 40 years of employment here and there and that was that. … Continue reading Self Care

Pass the Trash

People aren't trash.Some management cultures pass the trash. That is, take non-peformers from one area and send them to another. Indeed, ever the watchdog for the organization, HR sometimes shows the red card then yelling, you can't pass the trash!We do this to protect the receiving corps from assuming trouble unknowingly. Good old HR.Lest I … Continue reading Pass the Trash

Holiday Hangover

Laissez les bon temps rouler. Tuesday of a holiday week marks the official beginning of "out of office syndrome." Since this time off phenomenon will occur frequently over the next five weeks let's look at how we can handle its effects. When some in HR hear "Holidays in the office" we shudder in thinking about … Continue reading Holiday Hangover

Clue Phone

This shouldn't have happened. Earlier this summer I counseled an otherwise intelligent client in the worst of circumstances. Just released summarily from a position in a growing company they had no idea what to do next. Even more worrisome, they didn't know what they'd done. Or failed to do. Since client confidentiality is paramount I … Continue reading Clue Phone