How do people know you care about them?

It’s a simple question: how do the people you care about the most know you care about them?  Is it because you remembered to text them on their birthday?   Or because you bought them an expensive Christmas present?  Maybe you’re imagining something more ‘Hallmark’, that you’re their family and, “they just know, you know?” …

Laws of the Office: The Peter Principle

  Let’s imagine an employee natural selection parable:  An employee is identified as faster and smarter than most of their peers.  Management decides to promote them to team leader; their role evolves.  Because this employee already knows how this team functions, they also excel in this role, producing results and success amidst the environmental stresses…

Time is a Commodity: Budget It

Even for the things we love, the things that aren’t work, we need a schedule!  And perhaps even more than work, they deserve to have protected time within our day (the core value of a schedule).  Isn’t reading important enough to our mental upkeep and development to be owed time each day?  Or exercise, or…

How to Blow an Interview

Our administrative team interviews about fifty people each year.  While we do find several polished interviewees in that group, we find even more who are in need of interview coaching.  Unfortunately, it only takes about 90 seconds to identify people in the latter group.   Making the most out of an interview means delivering a clear…