When it comes to generational differences in the workplace, one of the more common distinctions we tend to make is that Traditionalists and Baby Boomers “live to work,” while Gen Xers and Millennials “work to live.” This is typically presented as a generation-specific quality; in other words, Baby Boomers have always lived to work, and…Details
So I fly a lot, and most of it is with Delta. Part of that is because I’ve never had any problem with them, but part of it is because I live in the kind of sprawling megalopolis where the airport offers a choice of…wait for it…two airlines, and the other one is United, and…Details
I’m sure you’ve heard that ‘less is more.’ I’m also sure you’ve realized how often that theory is completely ridiculous. It’s not like you’ve ever said, “Oh please, give me less cheesecake, for that shall be so much more filling.” When it comes to cheesecake, more is definitely more, and usually more isn’t even enough.…Details
Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV Episode 13 In this leadership video I’m discussing how you can be perceived as a micromanager by asking ridiculous questions. Don’t do this. Did you like this video? Sign up for my newsletter here and get future episodes in your inbox. Or check out my Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! keynote…Details
A couple months ago, NBC ran an article predicting the potential demise of keyboarding classes. It seems that so many kids are becoming accustomed to texting that they don’t see the need to learn formal keyboarding. It also seems that smartphone manufacturers believe that predictive keyboarding is advancing at a rate that will make the…Details
4 Steps Help you Survive and Enjoy It. I go to a lot of conferences, which means I go to a lot of conference parties. They’re almost always great, with free food and music and the occasional theme party like the “Alice in Wonderland” gala I attended where they’d actually hired contortionists to play the part…Details
As many of you know, I have a Golden retriever named Pancake. He’s 9 months old now, and I’m beginning to wonder if getting him was a good investment since he has so far shown absolutely no interest in retrieving any gold for me. But he’s cute, and I’m choosing to interpret his insistence on…Details
You know, sometimes it’s worth going back through old files to see what you once created that you have since completely forgotten about. Several years ago my brother was trying to sell his wife’s car, and he wanted some help making the ad creative enough to get some attention. So I helped him out, then…Details
A power animal is described as the spirit of an animal whose power can help you in your life and health. So you may be curious what your power animal is. Well, you’ll have to watch the video to get my thoughts on the topic.
This article was originally published in our January newsletter. 6 Steps to Improve Your Conversations with Young Co-Workers Alas, you probably work with people a whole lot younger than you are. Your company, in its depressingly finite wisdom, gave these children a chance to play at being grown-ups. They haven’t been working for very long…Details
If you’re in need of a little advice on success and failure, this episode of Uncrapify Your Life TV might be the ticket!
Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV Episode 12 In this leadership video I’m discussing how you shouldn’t worry about the small details. I mean, they’re small, so they can’t be important! Did you like this video? Sign up for my newsletter here and get future episodes in your inbox. Or check out my Unleash Your Inner…Details
(this article originally was originally published in my March 2014 newsletter) I recognize that the title of this article is more than a little incendiary, and that’s completely intentional. I’m hoping it’s shocking enough that you’ll actually read this one all the way through. Because the next few paragraphs are among the most important I’ve…Details
Here’s a little monday motivation via Uncrapify Your Life TV! Don’t be afraid of failure and give it your best effort today! Did you like this video? Sign up for my newsletter here and get future episodes in your inbox. Or check out my Uncrapify Your Life! keynote presentation.Details
Recently the Atlanta Falcons came under fire for pumping crowd noise into their stadium in attempt to show that people actually liked them and they recently lost a draft pick because of it along with a boatload of cash. Well, I decided to make a quick video giving you my thoughts on this scandal of…Details
Last week we talked about believing in yourself. Now I’m telling you that’s not enough. Uncrapify Your Life today!!
Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV Episode 11 In this episode I’m discussing the proper ration of positive to negative communication and then expressing my view about the compliment sandwich, which is FAR more superior! How do you handle making sure that you don’t sound too negative when talking with your co-workers?Details
Last month I had the opportunity to speak for the owners of 300+ Arby’s restaurants, during which I was allowed to wear an Arby’s tiara that made me look like the archbishop of roast beef. After I was done – and I did all right, nobody threw curly fries at me or anything – I…Details