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

Tea Leaves

Can you read tea leaves? The art of tea leaf reading dates back to the 17th Century. Tasseography - divining the future from the past (via leaves) - still has followers today even if you don't practice it. Or believe it. Before you dismiss the notion of predicting the future via tea leaves, think about … Continue reading Tea Leaves

Honesty

You are here. Lately I've been writing a lot about communication, clarity, feedback and so on. Topics we all give lip service to but when the rubber meets the road we often clam up, cool down and chill out. What gives? We've talked recently about some of the structural and cultural reasons straight feedback is … Continue reading Honesty

Rocky Road

Do you like ice cream? If you like ice cream you really like it. I had a friend - a wispy thin woman - who kept several quarts in her freezer. Not one or two: several. Generous as most Southern women are you couldn't leave her house without being fed something delicious and homemade. But … Continue reading Rocky Road

Best Blogs 23 January 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 and this week finds us … Continue reading Best Blogs 23 January 2015

Best Blogs 24 October 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 theme emerges organically and this edition includes some of the … Continue reading Best Blogs 24 October 2014

Selfies

Blogs are the ultimate selfie. Being of a certain generation (rhymes with loomer) I disdain selfies and tats. Mind you, I like to look at your selfies (and tats - see them on my Pinterest page) but I'm of an age where I suspect the world is all the better for me not falling in … Continue reading Selfies

Best Blogs 14 February 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.Here we collate the latest offerings from practitioners around the globe on organization life, the politics of work and in so doing how you may become more effective - and satisfied - in career. This edition - each week's theme developing on its own organically … Continue reading Best Blogs 14 February 2014

The Price We Pay

Are you driven to success no matter what? How's that working for you? My career has been spent with driven people: I get them, I understand them, I am one. And yet at some point you have to ask yourself if the price we pay is worth it. The Costs Being succesful professionally is not … Continue reading The Price We Pay

Time

Got a minute? Now that the time has shifted in the US (except in my home state of Arizona where they're smart enough to never change) everyone's received the gift of a little time. Unlike Spring when we're anxious becuase we've "lost" an hour in the fall we're laid back, everyone chillin' just a little … Continue reading Time