Sometimes I hear from people that “someone is driving them crazy. ” It happens to me too, but truthfully no one can drive you crazy unless you let them drive you crazy. I have worked with a few people who [it seemed to me] went out of their way to make my life difficult, but as I think back on it, I was hooked in to them in some emotional way. They said some stuff that pushed my buttons and…

When I go back to visit the States, one of the first questions I get asked is: “are you still meditating?” The answer is always the same:   Of course. I need it to thrive. I attribute part of any success I may have achieved to this daily habit.  When people ask me how they can have a better life at work or how they can become a more effective leader, I recommend meditation. You may think that meditation is…

Is it really  that hard to find good people?  I hear company executives say it all the time and I don’t buy it 100 %. It’s only part of the story. Great companies don’t have a problem in finding great people.   Neither do great leaders.  Everybody wants to work for them.  These companies and these leaders don’t have to search too much. Who would want to work for a jerk? If you want to attract great people, stop your…

Whether you’re thinking about a change of career or thinking about your first job, there’s no end to the advice that you’ll get.  Don’t forget to think about the lifestyle you want at work. Yes, lifestyle is very important when you think about work. Here are 6 questions to consider. 1.  What do you want to wear to work?       A. Suit and tie.  B.  Business Casual  C.  Shorts.  D. Pajamas 2.  Where do you want to live?…

There is no other way to say it.  When I hear people talk about competencies, monetization, upskilling, and feedback loops , I’m ready to leave the room. Why has the language of business become so inhuman? Humans do the work. Humans are the assets that companies ostensibly are proud of, but the language of business is right out of the military and machinery. I hate the word alignment.  Today, I was thinking how inappropriate it is.  It sounds like something…

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