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Notes to the New Person

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Wouldn’t it be nice if someone left you real operating instructions when you start a new job? In that spirit, here is a note that can be left on the chair of 99% of the people starting a new job or assignment. Hello new person and welcome to my former chair and workspace. Leaders often leave notes for their […]

I’m Getting Paid To Do This?!

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Some jobs are so enjoyable that you might consider showing up even if you weren’t on the payroll. It’s a rare occurrence but such jobs should be enjoyed because one like it may never happen again. Example One: An early job for me in my career mosaic was as a lifeguard on the ocean. I […]

When You Oversleep for Work

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We’ve all been there, you are exhausted from working too hard or suffering from jet lag or you binge watched “Game of Thrones” until 3:00 a.m., or you forgot to set the alarm and you know what happens next. Instead of waking up at 7:00 a.m., you open your eyes and it is 8:30 a.m. on […]