You're not going to be a millionaire, sorry

If you like this post, feel free to share it. Someday I will move the social share buttons to the top, I swear. (It’s good to admit your failings now and again.) If you like some of my thoughts on life/the world, feel free to get in touch. 843 more words

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Your business has a Casssandra Complex

If you like this post, feel free to share it. Someday I will move the social share buttons to the top, I swear. (It’s good to admit your failings now and again.) If you like some of my thoughts on life/the world, feel free to get in touch. 742 more words

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Better meetings: Thoughtful question first, No-Rehash Rule

Meetings are a total joke, scourge, and waste of time at most organizations. That video above gets it right in a humorous way. (Watch it; it’s short and worth your entertainment value.) I’ve written about meetings a few times, notably about my confusion on several topics: 698 more words

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Brief Thought Exercise: Intelligence vs. Authority

Just thought of this one: it’s going to be a short post that Google will probably penalize me for or something, so that sucks, but I think it has validity in how we think about work. 226 more words

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Be A Better Leader: Priorities, Who, Relationships (PWR!)

I write about leadership all the time. Honestly, I probably write about it way too much. I think I have elements of “strong leadership” in my personality, but day-to-day I’m a rank-and-file employee at a mid-size company … so I mean, no one is confusing me with any type of “thought leader” space, even if some of the stuff I say is relevant or interesting (which it is, from time to time). 1,507 more words

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A 40-hour work week in 1950 = 11 hours of work in 2015

Take a look at this chart; I got it from here:

Here’s the basic way to read that: a 40-hour/week worker in 1950 (far left of the chart) is essentially equivalent to an 11-hour/week worker in 2015. 1,201 more words

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On metrics and honesty

Was bored at work yesterday before a full staff meeting and hopped onto #TChat for the first time ever, which is basically a Twitter chat about people, talent strategy, people analytics, HR metrics, and all that. 613 more words

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