Think you know how (and why) work works? Unlikely, you’ll understand, when you take a quick closeup of the myths that plague modern employment and how to set them right for good.
Are You A People Person?
“Are you a people person?” “If you were an animal, which would you be?” Have you heard these dumb dumb questions asked on the road to hiring smart people? How often do we use stereotypes and silly interview questions to
As Twitter goes public, I thought it might be useful to revisit with you why I think so much of Twitter and the short bursts of correspondence it sets free. Just don’t call it revolutionary. It’s all about the tools,
Business Rules, Simplified
When people ask me about the most healthful workplace I’ve worked in, I get a bit nostalgic for the years I spent at PeopleSoft. “What made it so special?” people ask. Recently I had the chance to talk with the
Could you make your job a dream job?
Kris Dunn, on the HR Capali$t blog, wrote recently about Dream Jobs. What’s at the intersection of stuff you love to do, stuff you’re good at, and stuff someone will pay you to do? He had engaged in a conversation about,
Listen vs. Hear
The phrase “Customer Listening” or its partner-in-crime “Voice of the Customer” always elicits my twitch. Perhaps that’s because it sounds so dang phony, so “I serve people–perhaps I should learn their modern communication ways.” As if that should be followed
Develop a Culture for Tomorrow
I just re-read something Garry Ridge, CEO of the WD-40 Company, wrote for my book Creating a Learning Culture. As a leader, I have always intuitively understood that it’s not my job to make people comfortable. And I don’t like