John Marshall once served on the board of a start-up organization with me and since he was the only person with CFO credentials on tap, I asked him to do the budget. That didn’t make much sense, he quickly pointed out, saying “Janice, there’s no income to…
Innovation: the final frontier. These are the voyages of your life. Your mission: to explore new ideas, to seek out new opportunities and new prospects, to boldly go where no one has gone before.
It’s your future. You can either go it alone – be the…
It’s been said that the only deal some salespeople are really good at closing is the one that gets them hired. High turnover rates in sales departments suggest this may be more common than anyone cares to admit!
Clearly, Sales management knows what it…
I was reading a very respectful article about the topic of Chelsea Manning’s transition (it even gives her the basic dignity of using her chosen female pronouns, which evidently— shamefully— is too much to ask for most of the news media), when I was shocked to read an entry in the sidebar referencing the same story:
"Army grows some common sense, no hormone therapy for Manning"
It took me a moment to realise that this was actually originating from this post on Reddit, by Reddit user Phredex.
Evidently, this racist, transphobic buffoon has had no trouble racking up a huge quantity of good reddit karma, nor of generating articles which rank among reddit’s most-discussed pieces (which leads to the odd spectacle of a transphobic sneer piece like this ending up on the sidebar of archliberal Salon).
Reddit, keeping the world safe for bigots, kiddie porn connoisseurs, and trolls. Stay classy, guys.
Folks, you know I’m always talking about teamwork, because it makes the world a better place. The essence of good teamwork is RESPECT - not as you experience it, but as the other person does. Usually, I’m talking about it in the context of the person’s Role - the way in which they want to contribute to the team - but it is no less important than respecting people the way they feel about everything. And nothing is more personal than the way you feel about yourself. No one deserves to be mis-categorized on the basis of someone else’s opinion above their own reality.
I’ve always been fascinated by what other people want to know. And paying attention to the questions they ask, it turns out, can open the door to a person’s inner life. After all, questions can reveal that little is known about the subject, or that a a…
You can tell that summer is really underway when you get emails from auto repair shops promoting the Seven Point Summer Check-Up. I try to remember to take the old buggy in before June, because there’s nothing worse than heading out in 90-degree heat,…