Tag: One’s

Here’s to the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

I’ve been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately. As you might expect, I’m trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset that the performance review transaction is the reason for the process. Repeat after me:  The reason you do any type of coaching or performance management is to migrate employees. If you’re going to do it,…

5 Great Excuses for Missing a Co-worker’s Wedding & 3 Bad Ones!

I had one of my Recruiters ask for some advice this week. It wasn’t work advice, it was a little more personal.  She had told a person she would attend a wedding of a family member with them but was having second thoughts. It was one of those Holy Crap moments! I don’t really like this person that much, and I don’t want to…

The Movie “Clerks” Proves The Innovators Are The Ones With Great Careers

We’ve said it in this space before. Follow along from home or the office: –Great performers/talent see the world differently than others… –Exceeds performance should be reserved for the game changers… –Innovators do unexpected things others think are crazy… I know, you’ve heard it before. If you’re a top performer, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living – accountant, fireman, sales professional,…

Here’s To the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately.  As you might expect, I’m trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset that the performance review transaction is the reason for the process. Repeat after me:  The reason you do any type of coaching or performance management is to migrate employees.   If you’re going to do it,…

Turned On By New Recruiting Metrics? Don’t Kick The Old Ones Out of Bed Yet. 

The heart likes what it likes. I can’t explain why I’m into John Taylor over Simon LeBon.  I just am.  Current marriage not included, I can’t tell you why in my past I’ve been a sucker for overly complex, somewhat intriguing, renaissance men who were exciting, angry, short-tempered and completely incompatible with me. I just did.  Or why I totally fell for a completely introverted filmmaker who was…

This One’s For You Poppi

(Picture Above – Poppi, my Mom (far left) and three of my Aunts) My Grandfather fought in WWII in the U.S. Navy.  After he died my Grandmother gave me his medals and pictures. I was about 13 years old. I still remember the feel of the medals and yellowing of the paper and edges of the pictures. I got older, learn to drive, went…