How NOT To Get Ready for Work

I call this post ‘How NOT To Get Ready for Work’ because I tried to put on my pants with no hands and I pulled every muscle in my body. I don’t recommend putting on your pants this way unless you have Olympic gymnast level flexibility, but I DO recommend copying the pose he does at…

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Back At Work After a Long Weekend? Here’s What You Need.

So you just had a three-day weekend.  Or a four-day weekend, or maybe you just got back after a two-week vacation to Mali where you danced like a dervish and ate an unconscionable amount of chutney.  (I know I just combined six cultures there, but I don’t care.)  The point is, you’re back at work…

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Sales Tips from a 6th Grader

I’ve never sold 21,477 of anything, but guess who has? A 6th grader named Katie Francis broke the world record by selling that many Girl Scout cookies and now she shares some sales tips in this hilarious video.  Now if you’ll excuse me, Troop 226 is meeting at the local middle school and I want to…

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Top 9 Reasons Marketing Professionals Have a Super Tough Job

I’ll admit, I didn’t always appreciate the value of marketing.  Then I hired a marketing director (who is amazing, by the way), and I saw results almost immediately.  I also saw how freakishly hard her job is.  So, in an homage to all of you marketing professionals out there, here are 10 reasons that your job…

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An Open Letter To Everyone Younger Than I Am

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I know that many of you think I’ve passed my prime.  You’ve seen me occasionally leave my blinker on for a little too long, and you’re itching for me to retire and get out of your way so that you can do things better and faster than we turtle people.  To…

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#GenWars! Old People vs Young People in the Workplace

If you follow me on social media, you know I always share a video on Thursday, and today’s video Thursday also happens to be a Throwback  Thursday. Remember when I shared the #GenWars videos? No? Well now you can watch all of their hilarious old people vs young people conflicts at once without even leaving this blog…

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An Open Letter to Everyone Older Than I Am

Dear Sirs and Madams, I know many of you think that I’m lazy and unmotivated.  Many of you think I expect everything to be handed to me, and that I have no tolerance for the slow and steady path to success that has been the hallmark of your own experience.  I know at least a…

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Leveraging the Power of Generations Part 2 – Choose a Side!

  You may have heard that there are four generations in the workplace, but let’s be honest, the conflict boils down to old people vs young people. In the second part of my Leveraging Generations in the Workplace training series, you can take a quiz to figure out what side YOU belong on. Want to…

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Can You Top Jeff’s Awkward Childhood Photo?

I travel all over the USA talking about generations in the workplace with my  Us vs Them presentation, but no matter how many differences we have, one thing unites us all: we all have awkward childhood photos.  I tend to think mine is more awkward than most. Yep, that’s me in the photo! Pretty bad, right?…

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Leveraging The Power of Generations Part 1

Dealing with different generations in the workplace is so annoying. Why can’t everyone have the decency to be born at the same time? Lucky for you, I’ve put together a series of videos about how to use multiple generations in the workplace to your advantage! Want to see more funny stuff about generations? Here are a…

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The 8 People You Should Blame on Blame Someone Else Day, and Everyday!

Did you know that June 13 is officially Blame Someone Else Day?  I didn’t until recently – and what a relief the knowledge has been!  Until now I’ve sometimes been taking responsibility for my actions.  Sometimes I’ve even attempted to learn from my mistakes instead of persisting in the comfortable fiction that I have never…

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Save the New Hires! 15 Tips For New Employees From Real Working People!

Everywhere you look, new hires are endangered.  Many of them are about to graduate and start their careers with hearts filled with dreams and rainbows and gummy bears, ready to frolic in the rich fjords of Employmentland.  But sadly, too many of them are not prepared for the world they’re about to enter.  Some of…

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3 Leadership Lessons From My Father

Father’s Day is approaching.  Everywhere you go, grills and hacksaws and cologne are on sale, apparently since fathers everywhere want to smell their best while they saw their grills in half.  I’m sure you’ve also run across a smattering of articles and videos espousing the wisdom that the authors acquired from their own fathers, and…

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7 Things Old People Do That You Should Too

So let’s get one thing straight, Baby Boomers – you’re not babies anymore.  You’re in your 50s, so stop lying to yourselves.  Oh, and in case you forgot, it was your parents that did all the booming.  Stop taking credit for their hard work. That said, you’re not quite the dinosaurs that young people sometimes…

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Next Time You Complain About Slow WiFi, Watch This Video About 80s Internet!

Have you complained recently about download speeds for your streaming video?  Wondering how you ever survived the fiery hell that was the Age of Dial-Up?  Then you have completely (and blissfully) forgotten the days 80s Internet.  Watch this 1981 news report about this new-fangled thing called “The Internet” to see how far we’ve really come.  And…

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7 Things Millennials Do That You Should Too

  Photo Credit: Matthew Hurst First off, I hate the word ‘millennials.’  It make them sound either like they were born on the millennium, which would make them all 14, or on the Millennium Falcon, which would make them imaginary.  Fortunately for me, I’m pretty sure you hate the word too.  I just put it…

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6 Degrees of Millennial Hatred from Kevin Bacon

Over the years, as things age, they tend to become bitter. Delicious grapes turn into wine, succulent plums turn into prunes – and Kevin Bacon turns into a crotchety old man complaining about all those darn kids and their crappy music. If you’ve ever had trouble with someone from a different generation than you, I…

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