Workplace Culture

To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb Maybe get a blister on your little finger Maybe get a blister on your thumb…” —Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing” For nearly 40 years we’ve been the guys that work. Childhood friends who in adulthood continue making an… more To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

More Social And Less Stupid Are Music To My Ears

“You’re a big music fan, aren’t you?” We stood there talking among other parents who mingled while kids ran around celebrating our Little League T-ball season. “Yes, indeed,” I answered. “You heard about B.B. King?” “Yes, what a loss to the music industry. A living legend whose impact will live on and on. In fact,… more More Social And Less Stupid Are Music To My Ears

Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

It wasn’t exactly the romanticized version of backpacking through an exotic land, especially if you consider a cheap roller suitcase a backpack, which unfortunately I did. But that was me then in 1998, when my then girlfriend (now wife) had bitten me with the travel bug. Prior to that my travel was limited to North… more Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

When The Boss Touches Our Hearts And Not Our Butts

“You know, your butt looks so bad in the outfit you’re wearing, that I was surprised when I touched it, it felt good.” Imagine hearing that on a date, or in the office, or on a date at your office party, or even your boss hitting on you at the office or at a party.… more When The Boss Touches Our Hearts And Not Our Butts

Not Really A Galaxy Far, Far Away

“Hangin’ out Down the street The same old thing We did last week Not a thing to do But talk to you…” —Cheap Trick, “That 70’s Song” When I saw it for the first time, my heart filled with love and faith, and my spirit transcended the atmospheric sensitivity of childhood scarring. “Chewie, we’re home.”… more Not Really A Galaxy Far, Far Away

That’s When The Social Collaboration Magic Happens

Mercy me, my MySpace experience is one I’ll never forget. It was my first foray into social media beyond simply blogging, online groups and forums like AOL, and sharing collaboratively via email. There I was early in 2007, in front of my computer setting up my MySpace profile. I filled it out, not sure of where exactly… more That’s When The Social Collaboration Magic Happens

How to Empower Workplace Leadership

“When the world is a monster Bad to swallow you whole Kick the clay that holds the teeth in Throw your trolls out the door…”  —R.E.M. Right after the early morning conference call, an instant message popped up on my laptop screen. You all right? It read. It was from a colleague over 2,000 miles away,… more How to Empower Workplace Leadership

One Little Melodic Career Tale At A Time

“Begin the day with a friendly voice A companion unobtrusive Plays that song that’s so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood.” —Neil Peart (Rush, “Spirit of Radio”) The Viennese composer from London had vanished. For the nearly two years he worked for me prior to that, he had raised thousands of dollars… more One Little Melodic Career Tale At A Time

The Moving Recruiting Money Shots

I played Patrick the recruiter in our customer conference general session skit. It was less than 15 lines and shouldn’t have been a problem. But it was, mostly because I’m a ham at heart and like to improvise whenever possible. Forget the fact that there would be a floor monitor and a laptop showing the players the… more The Moving Recruiting Money Shots

That Magical Mindful Presence Of Candidate Experience

“And with all your magic I disappear from view…” —Coldplay She stopped in the middle of the hall and met my gaze. We shook hands. Other customers, partners and peers streamed around us on either side like a river around rocks. “It was a pleasure meeting you,” I said. She smiled. “Likewise.  This was a… more That Magical Mindful Presence Of Candidate Experience

Diversity And Inclusion Drive The Road To Remarkable

“Half the world is Half the world was Half the world thinks  While the other half does…”  –Neil Peart (writer and musician, “Half the World”) The nightlight burned brighter. It didn’t make any sense at the time because it was the same nightlight we always used in the hallway for our girls, and it was… more Diversity And Inclusion Drive The Road To Remarkable