Simple pleasures, this time. Recommitted to my job. I have done this a few times over the last 8+ years. There is an ebb and flow to work – I am on my third or fourth tide. We painted a … Continue reading I Am Happy I Did It – 2015
Here we go again! The hiring season is upon us. Another member of the team moves to Alumni status as they develop their career in a new, positive direction. As it dovetails with the end of year, I become quite … Continue reading Time To Hire (Again).
I like these kinds of articles about hiring best practice. If you are undertaking hiring interviews, explains Fast Co., ask questions relating to these seven topics: grit, rigour, impact, teamwork, ownership, curiosity, and polish (not Polish, as I first thought…) … Continue reading 7 Ways Working Out Loud Can Get You Hired!
I recently read about Morioka Shoten Ginza, “a tiny bookstore of “a Single Room with a Single Book” in Tokyo. It sells only one book; more precisely, multiple copies of one title that changes weekly…” Wow. The bravado, the chutzpah! … Continue reading What Book Would You Sell In Your (Autobiography) Bookstore With A Single Book?
My nephew turned 19 last week while I was in the UK. I told him, “No present from me, mate. 18 was a landmark age, 19…meh.” We talked about those important birthdays. My sister turned 50 while I was there … Continue reading Suddenly, I’m In The “Heading to Retirement” Cohort.
Yes, personal branding is an ugly moniker. It feels a bit degrading to the human experience, making us a product. That notwithstanding, ensuring others know how wonderful you are should be an individual’s business imperative. As we move to the … Continue reading I Have A Skill That Will Be In Demand, Starting About Now.
A basic premise of personal branding is that by sharing your inimitable genius you can then earnestly and openly ask “How can I help?“ I write about this a lot: here, here, here, there, there. The answer to that question becomes: “…like … Continue reading Reciprocation: Make Life Easier For Stakeholders And They Owe You #PersonalBranding
The last few posts have investigated just how well we know ourselves. Personal branding is about making a claim for yourself: This is me in my genius. Understanding that there is something else going on in the way we act, … Continue reading Attack Of The Brain! Just How Well Do You Know Yourself?
Consider this: As Person A, you are given $10 and told to make a RATIONAL decision about how much to share with person B. Person B can accept the division of monies or not. If not, no-one gets to keep … Continue reading Why Being Sympathetically Irrational Is The De Facto Decision-Making Position
Think of the first word that comes to mind when you read this word: Blue… OK, let’s try another one. What is the first word that comes to mind when you see this word…? Green… Turns out about 40% of … Continue reading Your Brainstorming Style: Harmonic Or Dissenting?
Like intertwining your thumbs, this is a really easy indicator of your brain’s persuasion. Do you approach the world from a position of empathy or power? Do you put yourself in the narrative driving seat, or others? Let’s see… Draw … Continue reading What Kind Of Brain Do You Have? Empathetic Or Powerful
Grasp your hands together, intertwining fingers. Which thumb is on top of you grasp? If the left, this indicates a right-brained approach to the work – visual, spatial, intuitive. If the right thumb tops the pile, you lean to the … Continue reading Right-Brained Or Left-Brained? Let Your Thumbs Decide