What change do you hate the most? For me, that’s probably changing a bad attitude into a happy one when I don’t feel like it. Resistance to change, any kind of change, is probably the most powerful force on the planet. Wouldn’t it be cool if a measurement process existed for those changing?[Read more…] about Is There a Formula for Change?
How to Negotiate a $44,000 Pay Decrease
Think back to your last job change. How much did your pay increase? More than $10,000? How about more than $25,000? What if I told you that you were leaving the company run by the most revered CEO in the U.S. for another important position elsewhere?[Read more…] about How to Negotiate a $44,000 Pay Decrease
Great Business Reads in the 1990s
When you think of the 1990s, what quickly pops into your mind? Cheers, bulky cell phones, mood rings, low-fat packaged foods, Die Hard, combat boots, or President Clinton? Personally, I’d add parenthood, coaching youth sports, and career building to my short list.[Read more…] about Great Business Reads in the 1990s
From Failing to Failure
Millions of readers purchased Built to Last and Good to Great. Can you name any books focusing on business failure? Is business failure a term you even search for in your favorite web browser? Let me suggest that we can learn as much about failure than we can from the successes of others.[Read more…] about From Failing to Failure
What’s Confidential About Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen?
I eat like a six-year-old. My taste buds possess the sophistication of a seven-year-old. I don’t care for seafood, Mexican, Indian curry, Cajun, or Thai. My idea of fine cuisine is a sixteen-ounce filet mignon with broccoli on the side.[Read more…] about What’s Confidential About Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen?
Revisiting My March 2019 Reading List
I read because I just do. I read to be entertained, I read to become informed on matters where I have gaps in my thinking. During any given month, sometimes I strike gold or I lay a big goose egg. March 2019 was part gold, part goose egg.[Read more…] about Revisiting My March 2019 Reading List
Best Books by Women CEOs
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Magazines Similar to Harvard Business Review
I started my print subscription to HBR in 2006 and I also have digital access too. I have no desire to drop either. But do options exist not counting Inc., Forbes, or Fortune? My crack staff of one did the research and the pickings are slim. Accordingly, don’t drop that subscription just yet.[Read more…] about Magazines Similar to Harvard Business Review
Writing – “I hate it, but I have/need to.”
Some weeks, I write 1,000 words. Other weeks I write up to 10,000 words. I’m not counting email. The word meter would explode if I counted those words. I don’t love to write, I don’t hate to write. I just do. One thing I know about writing. Writing forces me to think clearly.[Read more…] about Writing – “I hate it, but I have/need to.”
Do You Keep a List of the Books You’ve Read?
Do you wish you had a list of every book you’ve ever read? I’m even talking about books you read back in high school. How I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self to track the books I read. Ultimately, I started documenting the books I finished in 2009.[Read more…] about Do You Keep a List of the Books You’ve Read?