The Power Of No

Another post in my Power of Words series.  Don’t miss the Power of Hello and Power of Goodbye. Although I could feel the blood trickling down my chin and dripping down onto my white shirt, I was more aware of the fist that was cocked back in preparation to land another blow to my face than … [Read more…]

Job Seekers: Your Sweatpants Are Trying To Kill You

ALERT: Unemployed Job Seeker Public Service Announcement! Unemployed Job Seekers:  I need to tell you about this virus that is going around, seeking to kill, steal, and destroy your job hunting success. It’s an insidious disease. A monster of epic evil proportions, sent by the devil himself to trip you up, shut you out, and … [Read more…]

The Power of Goodbye

A sequel to my previous post “The Power of Hello.“ I was sixteen when I watched my mom die. I remember sitting in the uncomfortable hospital chair by her bed (where do they get those things?), surrounded by beeping machinery, tubing, and cold.  Her frail body lay haphazardly on the bed, bandana slipping off her … [Read more…]

The Power Of Hello

I look back over the course of my career and I notice that there are really only a handful of managers that I remember fondly and would consider them to be a “good boss.” Sometimes it’s difficult to identify what makes them stand out as a successful leader so I took some time to ponder … [Read more…]

How Do You Like Your Banana?

I probably have a slight OCD tendency when it comes to bananas.  They have to be just right before I eat them, or I’m grossed out.  I call it getting in the Banana Zone. The banana has to be not-too-green or it tastes like hard grass.  But if it’s even really started having any brown spots … [Read more…]