Math 101

Can you add and subtract? In the war for talent there are so many top ten lists and theories about engagement it's hard to keep it all straight. Yet, let's start with a simple question: can you add and subtract? Over the years I've worked with hundreds of managers from newly-sanctioned team managers to C-suite … Continue reading Math 101

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The Doctor is Out

I'm not a doctor, but I play one on tv. That's an old commercial so it my not resonate with many of you but what I remember being surprised about was that the actor had to remind the viewer he wasn't a doctor. As if. Flash forward to current times and I find myself using … Continue reading The Doctor is Out

Productive

Cough, ahem. Yours truly has been fighting a series of flu-like problems for a month now. Actually, that's not accurate: my respiratory has been fighting me and I've been covering up in a weak imitation of Ali's Rope-a-Dope. Except, I'm losing. When enough was enough I went to see a doctor who said , "you're … Continue reading Productive

User Error

Be mindful. Not long ago I received a pre-loaded debit card as a thank you. In days past we received checks and had to go to the bank (at least until technology improved so we could take pictures of the checks as we deposited them). All in all, cards are better. After a couple of … Continue reading User Error

Cool Beans

Life's too short for bad coffee. Over the holidays I had some time to catch up with people I don't get to see that often. I hope this year I do a better job staying connected so that catch-up isn't as needed. One morning I met with a friend at a coffee shop near her … Continue reading Cool Beans

Best Blogs 16 Jan 2015

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 as the new emerges we … Continue reading Best Blogs 16 Jan 2015

Best Blogs 25 April 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 here we find a thread of … Continue reading Best Blogs 25 April 2014

SXSW Native

Spring starts in Austin.We know its starting because the bluebonnets are out and SXSW kicks off in just days.Don't know what SX ("south by") is? Google it, or use my new favorite search engine DuckDuckGo - unlike big G, DDG guards your privacy insanely! But I digress.If you've never been to SX here are a … Continue reading SXSW Native

False Promise

Beware the road not taken. The other day I was driving home and tempted to take a short cut. I bundle my errands (eight on this day between the office and home) so I don't run around burning fossil fuel needlessly and frustrate myself in the process. Like any large city mine deals with traffic … Continue reading False Promise

Disruptive Technology

Isn't that cool? We love the latest tools. From smart phones with more power than Apollo 13 to thermostats Google can [now] use to track our behaviors (if the NSA doesn't intercept the data...) By and large 21st century humans love good technology, be it software or device and whatever we can dream up, well, … Continue reading Disruptive Technology