So I planned to write this week’s pop-culture blog post on the movie The Interview. I watched this movie earlier this week and found it hilarious and ridiculous. I have watched Seth Rogan and James Franco since Freaks and Geeks all the way through This is the End and I find their brand of humor… Continue reading Movies and podcasts
I’ve been writing and tweeting lately about leadership, change, culture and diversity and wanted to share a few more thoughts on this confluence of topics today. Hopefully this isn’t too abstract but sometimes trying to write frequently means that it will take several shorter posts to get at the heart of a topic that I… Continue reading Leading for change
How can you change the set of behaviors and habits that a couple, a family, or an organization has developed over time? How do you shift the mindset that thinks, “This is who we are and what we do,” when sticking with the old way of thinking won’t produce the new results you want? I’m… Continue reading How do you change a culture?
One of the things I am reading more of these days is other people’s blogs. I figure that if I want people to read my blog (and I do) then one way to encourage this is for me to read, comment on, ‘like’ and occasionally even repost the blogs of other people. I’ve shared a… Continue reading Reading blogs
I want to change the world. There, I said it. I don’t just want a comfortable life (though I sure wouldn’t mind if that happens too) or a fun job (also nice but not my highest goal). I want to make a difference, to leave things better than I found them, to be part of… Continue reading A Little Secret
The truth is I don’t listen to music all that often from my iPhone. I have a long commute (frequently over two hours in the car every work day) but I usually spend this time listening to audio books or podcasts. My job is fairly interactive and our office has a fully open floor plan… Continue reading Shuffle
The issue of how organizations benefit from embracing diversity and inclusion has come up in multiple ways this past week, including in an interesting article from a back issue of Scientific American that you can find here: http://bit.ly/1qLZR2E We talked about this issue in my company today as we discussed goals and objectives for 2015. This… Continue reading Diversity and Leadership
Since I just wrote this morning about the question of how to improve, I found these thoughts interesting. Hope others find this worth reading as well.
Today’s question can be asked in a negative way: What am I doing wrong? But I prefer the more positive spin: What can I do to get better? Heading into a new year it is not surprising to think about areas of personal and professional growth I would like to pursue in 2015. From my… Continue reading How can I improve?
What am I reading today? This seems appropriate: Harlem BY LANGSTON HUGHES What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags… Continue reading MLK Day