Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category
Why it’s rare to achieve personal gain over a sustained period by doing a disservice to others.
If you are a manager, should you be friends on Facebook with your team? The jury is out on whether it’s a good idea or not, but there are some areas of agreement and lessons to learn.
After six months (count them) of silence, I’m back publishing here. I hope you’ll forgive the lack of communications and content. I’d like to say it was a deliberate plan to recharge the blogging batteries after seven years, but the truth is simpler. I became over-committed and something had to give
We each look for different qualities in our coworkers – ambition, creativity, expertise, a sense of humor – but there are four which are vital.
Most of us don’t say ‘thank you’ enough. We breeze through our days, letting people help us without taking the time to recognize those efforts or reward them. It’s almost as if there is a finite amount of gratitude and recognition we can give, and we want to eek it out over time. As if by thanking people liberally we demean its value.
You probably like to think you are. Just like we’re all above-average drivers. But generosity comes in many forms.
‘A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.’ – Elbert Hubbard
We’ve all heard about the lessons you learn from failures. Most of us have failed, some of us on numerous occasions. The problem is not whether we fail or not. It’s our coping strategy for failure. And some of us fail at that too. Here’s how:
If you work too hard, you will burn out. The signs of burn out include loss of motivation, inability to focus, lack of creativity, slow progress, a feeling of helplessness and general low energy. From time to time, we all feel one or many of these, but burnout is chronic. You can function for long [...]
Today I celebrate my fourteenth anniversary at my agency, LEWIS PR. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone I've worked with (clients, partners and colleagues) during that time. It's been fun.
"You're making me sad," my son said accusingly last night as I refused him a cookie before dinnertime. With a three-year-old, it's easy to see that I had no intent to upset him, nor could I actually make him sad. And yet, in the workplace we often encounter similar situations – intents are misinterpreted and [...]