Monthly Archives: November 2012

Please Pass the Gratitude (Even When Bad Managers Don’t Deserve It)

Last week we made a concerted effort to be thankful for all the obvious things: health, love, friends, family, fulfilling work and …

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4 Leadership Lessons From Apple’s MapGate

I miss Google maps on my iphone. It was taken away without my consent and I want it back. If you have an iphone, …

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BUS101: A Padawan Lesson on the Value of a Good Contract

My husband and I have experienced some challenging dealings lately with a young, local businessman who is developing a shopping center behind our …

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So You Wanna Be a Best Place to Work? Read This!

I look forward to reading the annual The Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work winners each year. I like this …

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Should You Put This On Your Holiday Checklist?

It’s official…the holidays are upon us! For those of us in the U.S., we celebrated Thanksgiving last week and so now it’s …

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Holiday Haiku

Travel safely all Thanksgiving is tomorrow Don’t over do it!

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Separating Personal and Professional: Leadership Lessons from Petraeus

I am sad when high-profile successful professionals fall down in their personal lives. Military strategist and US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief, …

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HR: Love it or Leave it

Enough already with the self-loathing. No group is more self-deprecating than HR, except possibly middle school gym teachers. All of the rending …

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Virtual Onboarding – It’s a Keeper!

Why is it we have big “going away” parties when people retire and depart a company, but don’t make a big deal …

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Engagement: An Idea to Get Behind

I witnessed an amazing example of engagement in action last week. In less than 48 hours, a teacher at my daughter’s school …

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