As a job applicant, we usually know why we want a particular job. Even if we can’t articulate it to other people, inside we know. It could be status, money, respect, stability, furthering our career, work/life balance, or a myriad of other reasons. And so we build our resumes, interviews, and overall focus on that.… Continue reading Why Should I Hire You?
Many people want to do more at work. They have ideas of what they would do if they had more time, control or authority. And when changes happen at work that disrupt their norm, when they are asked to do more, they get frustrated and upset that they aren’t getting paid for the extra effort.… Continue reading More than Your Job Description
There are often times where we are striving for a goal, for progress, for growth. And we are anxious because we aren’t meeting those goals. If you were to ask us why we want that particular goal, we’d be hard pressed to give an articulate and well thought out answer. Instead we tend to spout out a… Continue reading Inability to see where we are
Came across an interesting definition for the word “awareness” today. Knowledge that something exists, or understanding of a situation or subject at the present time based on information or experience. What struck me was the 2nd half of that definition, “at the present time based on information or experience.” I never thought of it as… Continue reading Awareness
(Noun) A gloss or sheen on a surface resulting from age or polishing. .The patina on leather goods are unique to the type of leather, frequency of use, and exposure. .Patinas can provide a protective covering to materials that would otherwise be damaged by corrosion or weathering. They may also be aesthetically appealing. Often we… Continue reading Patina
Often we think in terms of minimums. What is the floor? The least amount of effort in order to get passable results. Results that help us get by. Not praise worthy, but also nothing to get us in trouble. Because, we tell ourselves, we need to save our energy for the things we actually care… Continue reading The Minimum
The power of belief is that it produces decisions and actions. So if we look at our choices and results, and aren’t happy with what we find, it may be time to re-evaluate the things we believe.
Often we get stuck thinking there are better options out there. Better situation, better house, better career, better friends, better job, better something. So we suffer from a constant feeling of wanting. And we often also look ourselves in reverse. We’re pretty sure that there are other people who are better than us at our… Continue reading Want. Inadequacy. And What is True?
How do you deal with people who aren’t rational? Who can’t and won’t listen to reason? I’m a firm believer in the adage: Want better answers? Ask better questions. Here’s a few that might help: Are you asking this because they won’t listen to what YOU have to say? Who isn’t emotionally led? What is… Continue reading Dealing with the Irrational
Often times, in many organizations, groups, gatherings, and jobs we realize one day that there is no one behind the wheel. And so we hear people complain about the bumpy road, the swerving, the myriad of other things that are wrong with this journey but few actually step into the driver’s seat and take responsibility.… Continue reading Driver’s Seat