Category Archives: Communication

Just Egg My House

I’m generally a huge proponent of multi-source feedback…360 degrees…whatever you wanna call it. Feedback strictly from one person or from the top down tells just a part of the story. And performance (or development) is not about – cannot be about – part of the story. But here’s the deal, y’all. Most of you clowns…


Hoarders Hard at Work

I’d like to talk today about hoarding. It’s dirty. It’s nasty. It’s wrong…oh so wrong. And the worst thing about it? It’s a terribly selfish disease: it’s all about you, but it destroys everyone around you. No I’m not talking about that silly hoarding disorder when throwing away your newspapers is quite simply out of…


What’s in a Name?

I’m terrible with names. It’s embarrassing. I could work with you on a project for a week, exchange Emails regularly, and even break bread with you from time to time and still gum up when I have to introduce you to someone. If I had it my way, we’d all go through life with name…


Pig Heads Belong at BBQs


I’m on a little R&R…hope you managed to get away before the start of 2012. While I’m snoozing, enjoy this one from the archives – originally published on May 26, 2010. Blogging about politics, in my mind, is kind of like talking about it at the dinner table.  It spoils appetites (although, the number of…


If you Wear a Kimono to an Interview, Open it

There’s a pretty interesting discussion brewing over on Focus right now around drawing the boundaries for what’s acceptable and unacceptable when it comes to “bending the truth” on one’s resume. First the hardliners took the easy stance: “It’s never permissible…completely unacceptable…destroys integrity.” Then the wise guys stepped in to debate semantics: ‘embellish’ vs. ‘bend the…