Monthly Archives: January 2012

Undercover Boss and Your Change Project

Each CEO who participates in the hit CBS TV show Undercover Boss testifies at the end of the episode about what a …

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DIY Career

HGTV doesn’t need the Kardashians, they have their own version of reality TV – though without the pregnancies or $3M weddings. The DIY (“do it yourself”, …

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Politics = Many Blood-Sucking Parasites

My Wake-up Call! I tried to avoid organizational politics earlier in my career. I have to admit sometimes I thought highly political people …

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What I Learned from “The Artist”

Last night I saw “The Artist” thinking, “so how can a movie with no dialogue be worthy of an Oscar nomination for Best Picture?” Mystery …

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The Gold Rolex – For Real!

A friend of mine is about to receive a Rolex watch from his employer as gratitude for 25 years of service to …

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Year of the … Workforce?

I have a good friend who just celebrated her “real” New Year kickoff – 2012 is apparently the Year of the Dragon, …

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B-Boys Know Their Stakeholders. Do You?

This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending WBEZ’s Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts, which included a live …

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Dude, Change Your Frame!

I decided to join my brother in doing a “picture a day” post to Facebook in 2012.  This was a big departure …

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BEWARE: “Snowpocalypse” brings out hoarder mentality!

Oh my! This past week in the Seattle area, winter came with a blast of snow. While snow levels varied across the …

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Don’t ask, don’t get.

“Don’t ask, don’t get.  Don’t get, don’t get mad.”  A friend shared this thought with me a few years ago. At the …

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