Best Blogs 22 Mai 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 we … Continue reading Best Blogs 22 Mai 2015

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The Truth About Work

Now sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. Longtime readers and coworkers alike know that I am a pretty straight shooter. In fact, in my younger days I thought the more honest the better as I spewed forth the "truth" - as I saw it - in meetings and convos without regard to consequence. … Continue reading The Truth About Work

Start Me Up

Habits become us. I've just taken the next step in my career. Throughout my worklife I've been very fortunate working with incredibly intelligent and creative people. Starting with P&G, then Dell, Apple and The Home Depot, I found people with passion and conviction and determination. Most of them turned out to be nice as well. … Continue reading Start Me Up

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

Leaving

Its not just how you start a job. Over the course of your career you're going to leave more than a few positions. Depending on the survey you look at you'll have between 8-12 employers and countless "jobs" within those firms. You're going to be doing a lot of moving around. In many ways thats … Continue reading Leaving

Best Blogs 1 May 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 1 May 2015

Self-Awareness

Do you know yourself? Yesterday we talked about maintaining self productivity in the workplace over time. We mentioned that part of the equation was dependent upon good self-awareness (in true blogging excellence I originally referred to it as "god" self-awareness which made a few readers wonder if I was developing a god complex: no, sometimes … Continue reading Self-Awareness

Fired Up

Have you ever fired anyone? I have. I hope you never have to do this. Thirty years ago I lost sleep the night before I had to tell someone they weren't coming back. I still do - I hope I never lose that sense of empathy. When I first began my career at Procter & … Continue reading Fired Up

Best Blogs 17 Avril 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 17 Avril 2015

One Degree

Performance counts. One of the most common challenges in the workplace is performance management. The very phrase turns many of us off, and then we become confused between appraisal, evaluation and management. Its a headache and who needs a headache. We dismiss it. While I could attempt a long treatise on the process of performance … Continue reading One Degree