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
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 by Dave Blum I recently came across this article: “Shooting the boss (and getting paid for it)”, by Daniel Terdiman http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10308711-235.html?tag=mncol;title It talks about a company that uses collaborative video games as a team bonding exercise. I have to say, it’s an interesting concept and not something…Details
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 by Dave Blum I was reading an article the other day in one of our country’s *quality new sources*: Entertainment Weekly. All right, all right, it’s not the Wall Street Journal. What can I say? I’m a film buff; I like my movie news. Anyway, the…Details
Friday, July 24, 2009 by Dave Blum I’ve been thinking, of late, that “team-building” is an awfully fuzzy term. First off, it’s unclear to me how to even write it. I mean is it: 1) teambuilding? 2) team building? or 3) team-building? Then there’s the question of what it is. For…Details
Friday, July 17, 2009 by Dave Blum FR*EE Teleclass: “The JOY of Conflict: Three Roles that Trap Us in Conflict — And How to Escape Them.” A conversation with me and Gary Harper WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 11am PDT FEE: Free REGISTRATION: Send us an email at email@example.com and…Details