It’s easy to say, “Keep the commitments you make.” The statement has obvious value and seems like a no brainer. Sometimes it’s the HOW to manage those commitments to make sure none of the balls we throw into the air get dropped that’s the more valuable information. With that in mind, I thought I’d share some things that have worked well for me…. Read More»
I suppose we can claim no harm/no foul on commitments to projects of our own choosing that we later go rogue on. Who really needs another cross stitch and if all tables were beautifully finished why would we need table cloths? The same can’t be said of commitments that we make to others, whether personally or professionally. Commitments we make to people are important – not only for they mean to them, but also for what they make of us. … Read More»
A recent conversation with my son, left me feeling quite unsettled. The topic was work ethic. As we discussed my short stint in retail work, I commented that my generation had a much better work ethic than his generation. I might even have been a bit boastful about it.
I expected him to defend his generation, or at least try to excuse the actions of “some” as not being indicative of “all.” That is NOT what happened next. … Read More»
There is a movement toward a kinder, gentler corporate environment that focuses on appreciation of the contributions of employees. I think it’s a great idea that’s time has come…. Read More»