The tyranny of beets

Welcome back! By the way, I will be taking the Uncrapify Your Life! message to A’Viands Foodservice in Minneapolis on Friday, March 12th. I am gunning for a free meal out of it.  More importantly, though, I’ll have the opportunity to ask them what, in their professional experience, everyone else’s favorite and least favorite foods are. I…

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Dutchmen, here I come…

Guess what? No, no, let me just tell you – I will be performing at Union College in Schenectady, NY on Wednesday, March 10th. I love the name of that town – or, more accurately, am amused by it.  Just say it to yourself (if you can) – Schenectady. Doesn’t it sound vaguely indecent, or…

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The Gentle Art of Conducting a Bad Meeting

Hello again. Today I’d like to share with you the four cardinal rules for conducting a bad meeting. This is an art form, ladies and gentlmen, one I do not bring to you lightly. If used correctly, these techniques can wither and ultimately dissolve any remaining work ethic and team identity your subordinates possess. With…

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The 5:1 rule

Interesting tidbit for your enjoyment: In his book Why Marriages Succeed and Why Marriages Fail, John Gottman analyzed the ratio of positive and negative interaction with hundreds of couples, and determined the healthiest relationships had a 5:1 ratio. That’s five positive comments to every negative one. Let’s demonstrate this for those of you who are…

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WMBD 31 Peoria!

Hi All, Just wanted to let you know that I will be promoting my latest book and college lecture How to get Fired!: The New Employees Guide to Perpetual Unemployment on WMBD 31- Peoria on February 24th. It’s a two-and-a-half minute interview, but I neglected to ask which two-and-a-half minutes out of the one thousand…

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Jeff on ‘Dresser After Dark’ Tonight

Jeff will be interviewed tonight at 6:00 pm CST on the nationally syndicated Dresser After Dark radio show where he will be discussing his new book, “How to Get Fired!”.  You can listen live to Jeff’s interview by either going to DresserAfterDark.com or BlogTalkRadio.com/DresserAfterDark.  Hope you have a chance to listen and enjoy!

A very special Christmas gift to myself

In this season of giving, it’s important not to overlook giving something special to oneself.  That’s why I got myself a very special, and very expensive, present this holiday season.  A new plasma TV?  No, my good friends, even more expensive than that. I got myself a double hernia surgery this Christmas.  Why?  Because I’m…

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