No one is generic. No one wants to be treated as if they are generic. And people who are charged with the responsibility to write job descriptions almost never want to hire, manage, or mentor a generic person.Read More The Job Description, Disrupted
I stopped writing resumes when I realized I was much happier starting a business. But that’s just not true for everyone… So I have lots of friends who are on the prowl for a new senior exec job. Naturally, they expect I can help them improve their resume’s chances of getting through to the right person. […]Read More Ten Tips for Keeping Your Resume Out of the Circular File
Big Data. Everyone wants it. It sounds cool, just like big job, big promotion, and big profits. But what’s Big Data in the world of people?Read More Is Your Big Data Big Enough?
So how do you know who can be trusted? You can’t, at least not all of the time…Read More The Usual Trustpects
After I returned from a trip to Panama, which included a visit to its most famous structure, I learned that locks – the means for raising and lowering vessels as they traverse a canal – have been around since 300 BC. But of course, a lot has changed since the days of camels towing narrow […]Read More Lessons From the Canal
For the past few years, I’ve been celebrating Mother’s Day by tweeting ‘Momisms’ – those things my mom said to me and the ones I’ve said to my own kids. But this time around it occurred to me that at least some of them might be useful for business. I know…your boss, co-workers, and employees […]Read More Mother’s Day is Not Just for Mother
For me, it all started with the simple idea that people are more important than things. How many times, I wonder, did I say that to my kids? Right now, to me, it seems like only yesterday. A roaring blizzard had us stuck inside our New York apartment for what seemed like months. Andrew was […]Read More People are More Important than Things