Silent but deadly

Meetings can be a mix of madness, manipulation and occasionally… magnificence.  It’s amazing what can happen when a bunch of smart people are dragged into a room with a common mission and a time limit.  Sometimes the result is a brilliant and creative action plan. Sometimes it is a complete and utter waste of time. …

Anti-social media

So your boss asked you to check out social media tools like Facebook and 1) see how it works, and 2) tell them if it’s got any positive business benefits to outweigh the potential for wasting time.    I took the Facebook challenge and I admit I’m still trying to figure out all the business benefits.  I…

Somebody call security!

“Job security” is an oxymoron these days, just like “government intelligence” or “pretty ugly.” You don’t need me to tell you the economy is pretty ugly. And the natural response in these times is to play it safe and keep the boat from rockin’ too much.  Why push for change or take a risk that…

What’s your secret?

I recently lost 25 pounds in just 2 months.  And if you did the same, your friends would ask you “What’s your secret?”  For me the secret was NOT a magical diet or exercise plan.  It was not a fitness coach or state-of-the-art infommercial contraption.  It was not a body-altering or mind-altering drug.   It…