Category Archives: Career

Does Mediocrity Reign Supreme?

So Rick and I were talking about passion for your work. Do you love what you do? How badly would you want to change to actively go out and find a better alternative to the job the current have (and … Continue reading

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Without artisans, tools are worthless

[NOTE: I’ve been struggling with the title on this one for three days. And, while I can’t quite capture the idea in the headline, I still feel that this is imperative to get off of my proverbial chest.] People are … Continue reading

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Intuition is a product of repetition

To continue to riff on the “Common sense isn’t so common” theme… I know you’re a smart cookie. So I know, for certain, that you’re often blindsided by moments of clarity. Insanely insightful leaps of intuition that just kind of … Continue reading

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Resumes: Doing our best to fix part of the problem

Sure, sure. You see us carp and complain about how horrible want ads are. Constantly describing the role instead of the problem that needs to be solved. Well, you know, in all fairness, want ads are only part of the … Continue reading

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Common sense is anything but common

Common sense. It seems so, well, common. Truth of the matter is: it’s not. I mean, common common sense is a little more prevalent than for which I give it credit. But your common sense? Nope. Not common, at all. … Continue reading

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Kiss once-a-year performance reviews good-bye

If you work in the corporate world, you’re likely starting to feel a little prickly sensation on the back of your neck. And that’s because, after reading that headline up there, you’re beginning to think about the ominous–not to mention … Continue reading

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Mind the gap

Sometimes, we’re so heads down working in our little fiefdoms, we fail to notice that the moats around our stone towers have grown together. And that makes a huge gap. So why not pick your head up and see where … Continue reading

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