And yet there are many people who are made very uncomfortable just by the idea of doing nothing. Never mind actually doing nothing. Or, heaven forbid, letting their employees do nothing.
Which type of person do you prefer to work with, someone who thrashes early and gets things quietly done, or someone who swoops in at the end for some last minute heroics? Which type of person receives the most attention in your organization? Are you more likely to hear, “John was squared away and relaxed […]
“Keep me in the loop.” This all too common expression is – or should be – the bane of anyone trying to implement, or just use, a social media approach to collaboration and communication. What it really means is… “I want to know what’s going on with your project, but I don’t care enough to […]
…you have already lost. Competing – and hopefully winning – can be a key part of any journey, but it shouldn’t be the destination. If reaching your destination is all you have to look forward to, what happens when you get there? Or as I tell my sons: the goal of competition is, of course, […]
Music. Movies. Higher education. What do these three things have in common? A solid entrenchment in the ‘good old days’ and an incredible unwillingness to engage the present, much less the future, of their industries. At least that’s the impression I have a little more than halfway through Anya Kamenetz’s latest book, “DIY U: Edupunks, […]
As I got on the shuttle this afternoon that took me from long term parking to the terminal, the driver greeted me and handed me a card that included a reminder of where I was parked. I thanked her and made a comment that this was the first time I had used this lot, and […]