Category Archives: Employment

Why I’ve Grown to Hate Most Employee Feedback Systems

In the past 22 years, I have noticed that most corporations solicit feedback from all levels of a team, but when using them to *help* an employee improve, the feedback is used in a way that leaves out specifics, so … Continue reading

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Page one of 365, Chapter 2014

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” ~ … Continue reading

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US’s Greatest Crisis Today

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Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

Think you know where the money is distributed in the US? Think again. Mashable: The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic … Continue reading

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Baby You’re a Rich Man

“The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you’re rich.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke The Wall Street Journal provides this fascinating look … Continue reading

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A year later… <queue the saxes>

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe In October 2011 I got laid off by Microsoft. I had never been laid off or fired in my adult life. It was a new and … Continue reading

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Lou Adler ~ How to Win Friends and Influence People Using the Anti-DISC – Part 2

This intro to Lou’s book talks to me so much that I have to share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and here. I put it here because I do not want to lose this. Full disclosure, I’m an Influencer type … Continue reading

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Parenting 101: You’re Fired

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” ~ George Carlin When my two kids became old enough to have chores I took each of them, to the back … Continue reading

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Work at 56, Starting Over

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. ~ Robert Frost After 20 years in the military and 20 years at Microsoft, I now work in South Lake … Continue reading

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The price of gas and other commuting atrocities

“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.”  ~Ralph Nader I was sitting on the bus last night and happened to look up from my iPad to see miles … Continue reading

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