Priorities

October 20, 2017

Belief in Yourself is the Soul of Attitude

Not all promotions are linear. The next role might be obvious and organizations move in that direction naturally. Loads of obstacles can arise. Some bosses don’t readily promote from within. Lack of turnover can repress movement, and often the lackluster are the ones who are willing to hang around. Then […]
July 12, 2017
thesis, antithesis, synthesis

The Comfort of Opinion without the Discomfort of Thought.

If I had to sum up thought in three words, they would be thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. Opinion, on the other hand often is just thesis, unquestioned and probably a conditioned belief. Are you familiar with the concept of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis? Maybe try it as a filter for […]
April 13, 2017

Starting a New Job, with Staff Reporting to You?

Is there EVER a time when your team is more acutely listening to you than the first time you meet them? I suspect not. Don’t waste this chance. Don’t wing the introductory meeting. Have a plan. Sincerity is crucial. Tell your team what your goals are in this job. Not […]
June 28, 2016

I’m Putting You In Charge Of

“I’m putting you in charge of the kitchen tonight”, spoken in a gentle voice, is what my wife will sometimes say as she is serving me a lovely dinner.  Beats the hell out of “Do the dishes and make sure you wipe the counters and stove.” Would terminology like that […]
June 13, 2016

Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail Bosses love subordinates who have a plan.  Telling your boss a plan you’ve developed against a priority really makes you stand out. That does not just happen.  You have to plan that. Professional credentials- some title starting with “Certified”-getting those credentials typically requires some […]
May 9, 2016

Mind The Storefront

Mind The Storefront Most people you meet in everyday life don’t get to know you particularly well.  Most folks with whom you come into contact have your storefront to go on.  Their impression is also impacted by your title or your company, maybe a comment they’ve heard about you.  These […]
January 11, 2016

Now, and at The Hour of Our Death

The only two moments in life that matter. Now. And at the Hour of our Death. At the Hour of our Death, the author of our life’s story closes the manuscript. Now is the moment when we write that story. Will Now be an ordinary moment? Will Now be spent […]