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Finding Real Reasons to Celebrate at Work

Tonight we’ll see a Supermoon, the likes of which we haven’t seen since 1982 and won’t see again until 2033. Tonight the moon is at its closest annual point to […]

Success!

Among friends, colleagues and clients, the topic of success keeps popping up at an oddly frequent rate. Perhaps it’s because spring is in the air and fresh ideas are floating […]

Are You Avoiding the Newbie?

If you have started a new job recently or can remember a time when your job was new, you may have noticed that people who have been working at a […]

Leadership – a linguistic ruse

Making the average workday sound super duper important. Perhaps it’s my inborn disposition to want to challenge the status quo, but part of me is tired of hearing about “leadership.” […]

Work/Life Balance is Bunk.

We all struggle with how to make our lives what we want them to be.  Our goals, dreams, tasks, obligations, chores and aspirations all compete for our attention.  Add the […]

The Sad Value of Cynics

I recently witnessed the birth of a cynic. It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. And as I watched it happen, I felt powerless to stop it. […]

Alice in Wonderland is Raging Against the Machine.

Nope, this is not some weird mashup. This is what I realized I was doing while fighting a needless mental battle about the work tasks I resent. I, unlike Alice, […]

The Value of the Blue Plate Special

A story about understanding the worth of your work The young woman walked toward my trade show booth as though a sharp stick was forcing her there. I said hello […]

Asking Worker Bees to Wing It

In the US, we like people with independent spirits: people who want to blaze new trails, be masters their fate, and stake their claims. We like rugged individuals who are […]

Use Your Tools

I wrote this piece a year ago. I just had the same experience last week – different group, different profession, same problem.   Last week I listened to a group […]