Those Pesky Millenials: Interviewing Tips

First – people are people. I think of “Millenials” as anyone around the ages of 17-28, even though some are still in High School. Your candidates may be students still in college or those who opted for Vocational School or Continue reading

Those Pesky Millenials

The media is full of handwringing about those pesky Millenials! What to do, what to do?! Thought I’d weigh in since I raised 4 of them, and trained many thousands more. When your baby was learning to walk, you didn’t Continue reading

Setting Boundaries ~ Creating Resilient Kids

While waiting for my sandwich at a restaurant I watched the 20-year old behind the counter. Not once did he make eye contact. He was completely lost in a simple human-to-human contact situation. Looking around I saw tables filled with Continue reading

If you don’t tell them, they make it up!

Humans are ornery creatures, and we are a curious species. We take all  information available to us, then we fill in the blanks. Therein lies the problem in human relations. Filling in the blanks is not always a conscious exercise, Continue reading

Social Media is the Bar Scene from Star Wars™

Cyberspace is packed with characters, weirdos, sweethearts, fascinating writers, boring idiots, stalkers, criminals, and hacks. And they all gather at the pool bar called Social Media. It’s fascinating and time consuming, sometimes time-wasting to hang out there. And it has Continue reading

Give Yourself Permission: Want what you want!

Too many of us are afraid to want what we want. Someone asks us what we want out of life and we stumble and say, “Gee, I don’t know… ” As if wanting to better your life or change your Continue reading

Secrets to Getting Where You Want to Go

Yesterday we talked about “Today is Someday” and I promised some secrets for making things happen in your life. Here are the first three: Secret One:  Hang out with people who do what you want to learn. If you have Continue reading

Communication Skills @Work

You spend the majority of your life with them, at least for a year or two, maybe longer. You see them five and six days a week, 51 weeks out of the year. You know their kids’ names, their struggles Continue reading

Bad Boss: Confront or Quit?

My Colleague and fellow CSP, John Hersey, writes an excellent Leadership Blog. In this edition, he asks what do we do about lousy bosses. I admire John greatly and usually he’s right on. This time, he essentially says to suck Continue reading

You Have Stage Fright? Nah.

This isn’t airy fairy junk science. Our brains focus where we command them to focus. “I am SOOOOOOOOOO scared!!” is a pretty strong command. “I am soooooo excited” is too. Pick one. Continue reading