April 27, 2020

The Land of the Free Only if the Home of the Brave

The coronavirus quarantine has suggested to some that we all, finally, are in the same boat. Irrespective of social status or religion or political affiliation, we all are facing the lockdown and its ramifications. We are in the same boat. If this does not make your cow dung meter go […]
July 1, 2019

How quickly can your life change?

Can one transform oneself from a negative to a positive person rapidly?By any chance, do others view you as negative?Someone at your work is the most negative; would you rank amongst the candidates?Do you help others see the good aspects of work or indeed of their lives?  There are two […]
December 12, 2018

Are You Well-Read? 4 Reasons to Change That.

Three children for me; the youngest is 27. Professionals. Good intellectual capacity. They do not read many books. It is creating a hole in their skill sets. A suggestion from me such as I share below would elicit a polite silence and I imagine a bit of internal snorting They […]
October 24, 2018
My Company Car

My Company Car

That is my company car in the accompanying photo and for those of you familiar with my business and indeed my stated management goal since about 1996 the license plate PPFE is meaningful. More on that below. The World Series is on currently; last week I was watching the Red […]
July 18, 2018

Attitude, Work Ethic, and Intelligence.

You bring three characteristics to the job market: attitude, work ethic and intelligence. I sometimes compare these characteristics to a three-legged stool. You have some of each. How much? How important is each? Can you affect them? Do you care? My mom used to say that bad company will defeat […]
May 23, 2018
6 Interesting Tips for International Business Travel

International Business Travel for Dummies

I am visiting four international destinations in the upcoming weeks; I have been to most parts of the world, though few locations frequently. I have a breadth of knowledge, if not depth. This list is designed to help you see around a corner or two and avoid rookie mistakes. The […]
December 19, 2017

6 Leadership Attributes; You Know 5 of Them.

1. There has to be a shared vision, a shared goal, or a set of shared goals. Ultimately the goal is to lead people where they want to go. Motivation is getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. The first leadership […]
March 24, 2017

Public Speaking Tips

The list of public speaking tips is below, but first the fear factor. Fighting the fear of public speaking has to be the number one barrier for most when it comes to public speaking. Few would feel that same fear if asked to go across the hall to tell a […]
November 23, 2016

Managing the Millennial

At almost every step in life, we meet with young men and women for whom we anticipate wonderful things, yet after much and careful inquiry, we never happen to hear another word. The effervescence of youth and passion, and the fresh gloss of intellect and imagination, endow them with a […]
October 19, 2016

3 Rules for Managing Up

Managing Up If you were up for a promotion, whose advocacy will carry more weight, your boss’s or a subordinate’s? Is it more important to your career advancement that those above you, or those below you, appreciate your performance? I don’t think it is controversial to assert that it’s those […]