Best Blogs 15 August 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. These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection … Continue reading Best Blogs 15 August 2014

Gobbledy Gook

Do you know what you're saying?Recently I worked with a team whose leader was incomprehensible. My experience with them and others like them leads me to wonder how often we use words like a sledgehammer when a simple tap will do.I couldn't understand a thing she said.Mind you, I'm no Einstein, but communication skills have … Continue reading Gobbledy Gook

Social

How are you?Did you ever meet a group of people for the first time and find yourself being exceedingly nice? Polite, positive and personable? You know, a new job, first time at a church or maybe a neighborhood social you haven't been to before. You find yourself being so agreeable, nodding, smiling and affirming. And … Continue reading Social

Best Blogs 13 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 the writers … Continue reading Best Blogs 13 June 2014

Mrs Dunn & Me

Its elementary my dear.Today in an attempt to increase information security recovering forgotten passwords is a function of memory.First childhood friend? City parents met in? Favorite teacher?Thankfully I can remember the last one so thus far have not been locked out of the internet age.Mrs Dunn was my third grade teacher. She was not in … Continue reading Mrs Dunn & Me

Curiosity

Curiosity killed the cat. But since cats have nine lives its okay. Conduct business long enough and (with any luck) people begin to ask for advice and counsel on career management. Here's some that may help: stay curious. My own career has been a hell of a lot of fun - four Fortune 100 companies … Continue reading Curiosity

Let It Go

Will you be quiet?! she snapped angrily. It wasn't as much question as plea. Not long ago I sat in a room with half a dozen others wrestling through an intricate problem. In the end we solved many questions but still had a few left. Long meeting. At one point it was getting excited as … Continue reading Let It Go

The Promise

Brand is promise. This past Friday I got in line in the rain more than an hour before a store opened along with hundreds of others to get a new phone. A few hours later thoroughly satisfied with my experience, I walked out of the Apple Store with my new iPhone 5c. Pink. Why? Cause … Continue reading The Promise

Listen to Me!

No one listens to me! Seems I get this cry once a week from clients, coworkers, peers and so forth. Now despite the obvious overstatement (I mean, someone's got to be listening to you) it can feel like a common occurrence. Since much of work is bound in influencing others lets peel back the layers … Continue reading Listen to Me!

Happy Happy Joy Joy

It all started on the #7 bus. Last week I experienced two people in vastly different situations yet both doing extraordinary work. Taking the same bus around the same times a lot lets you recognize the drivers. Years ago I flew so much I recognized some American Airlines flight attendants. But that's another story. The … Continue reading Happy Happy Joy Joy