Some years back, I was working part time at an insurance brokerage — as a “word processor”. No, I wasn’t a computer myself (although it seemed like it sometimes). But back in the day, people were so unfamiliar with MS Word and other word processing programs that they hired people…Details
A business that is all about internal competition…but does it work?Details
Is authenticity at work even possible? I think it is–but I’m not talking about “blasting” people, cussing them out, calling them names and then saying, “Oh, I’m just speaking my truth…take it or leave it.” Here’s one model for how to be “respectfully authentic at work”: 1) Check in with…Details
I recently interviewed Mike Robbins, best-selling author of “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken”. It’s a good one!
Thursday, September 10, 2009 by Dave Blum There’s an interesting article in a recent Sports Illustrated about Dick Fosbury, the gawky teenager who pretty much invented the modern style of high jumping. Before Fosbury, people essentially jumped forward and straddled the high-jump bar as they went over. Fosbury did it…Details
Thursday, September 3, 2009 by Dave Blum This url was “tweeted” to me today and I thought it was worth sharing. It’s from a great blogger: Gretchen Rubin. She’s written a list of questions employees should ask themselves when considering their own job satisfaction. If you’re a manager who wants…Details
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 by Dave Blum In a recent article (titled “Visibly Shaken”: June 2009) in ASTD’s Training & Development Magazine, the author Michael Laff talked about the effect this downturn is having on employee morale. He writes: “A closed door, an ignored email, or an unfriendly gesture are…Details