Are You Spending Your Days and Wasting Your Precious Time Doing Pseudo-Work?

“He’s not doing work…he’s doing the pretense of work.” This was the comment made by a visiting consultant after observing a then colleague of mine. The guy under scrutiny always looked busy, talked a good talk but accomplished very little. Pseudo-work – the illusion of actual work; to the untrained eye it looks as ifContinue reading “Are You Spending Your Days and Wasting Your Precious Time Doing Pseudo-Work?”

If Your Boss Told You “Today is Your Last Day,” How Prepared are You for this News?

Many of us dream of leaving our jobs…wishing. Whenever we get ticked off about something at work we fantasize about handing our boss this letter (taken from the prologue in Chris Guillebeau’s book – The $100 Startup: “Dear boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything,Continue reading “If Your Boss Told You “Today is Your Last Day,” How Prepared are You for this News?”

What Season are You in?

This is your time. This I know for sure. But you must first know the season you’re in. And yes, you need to think of your life as having seasons. It’s the best metaphor. I know some people who label their experiences in life as “….well it all comes down to the luck of theContinue reading “What Season are You in?”

Never Apologize (in this context)…

I’m reading Julia Child’s “My Life in France” with Alex Prud’homme. At a recent business event, I got up to make a comment. With my sore throat, I first apologized because my voice was hoarse. On getting back to my table, this woman who I had only met that morning said to me – “WhatContinue reading “Never Apologize (in this context)…”