Thanks to YouTube, we can all enjoy terrible corporate training videos. Here are a few of my favorites that will show the mistakes to avoid. 1. Trying too hard to be cool. There’s not much to say about this one except some people just shouldn’t rap. What musical genius do you think is behind this…Details
As I have reported before, Americans are pathetic at taking vacation. The average American gets 12 days of vacation every year and only takes 10 of them. Europeans, on the other hand, get an average of 25 days of vacation every year and take every single one of them. That’s why Europeans always seem to…Details
You won’t like me when I’m angry, and when people are on their iPads/iPhones/Blackberries/Blueberries while I’m giving a presentation, I get angry! If you know someone in your office who is a repeat offender, send them this video, and maybe they will take the hint. Otherwise, you have my permission to get your smash on!
Recently a news anchor at a local Alabama television station was fired for comments she made on her personal blog. Among other things, she admitted to stealing people’s mail to learn things about them, and she also mentioned that she is terrified of old people. Apparently her silly bosses thought it was inappropriate for one…Details
As some of you know, I have recently put together a new presentation – Us Vs. Them – Putting the Other Generations in Their Place. If you’d like to see a bit of it, you can find a video here or on the Presentations page at www.jeffhavens.com But I know some of you prefer reading to watching…Details
So this last weekend I went back home to say goodbye to my youngest brother Matt, who is leaving the nest with his pregnant wife to take a job in Dallas. It was an emotional time for everyone, partially because everyone’s worried that Matt will turn into a Cowboys fan but mostly because they are…Details
So, you’re writing a resume. I feel sad for you. As a former resume writer myself, I know how crappy your day is going. I also know you probably don’t even really want the job you’re applying for. You’re only doing it to get your friends and family off your back. In fact, after almost…Details
So it’s corporate earnings season again, and the chatter from the business news outlets is that analysts are really starting to pay more attention to corporate earnings than they have in the past. Apparently they are only now remembering that how much a company earns is, um, KIND OF IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING ITS VALUATION! Some…Details