Here's the full list. Most popular was January 19th (but who's counting...) January 31, 2019 The first full month of #hottakeoftheday is behind us. The takeaway: “Some days you hit the nail on the head. Some days you accidentally put the hammer through the wall.” Perhaps Eleanor Roosevelt said it better: “Do what you feel in … Continue reading January #hottakeoftheday
In a previous blog, I posted “Why Being Fired May Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You.” The response was overwhelming. It means a lot to me when people reach out with personal notes and stories and I’m grateful for it. I also received an equal amount of “I can’t believe you shared … Continue reading What I Learned From Being Fired
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery with one exception: when your children are mimicking you when you don’t allow them to play video games. In this article, I’m talking about imitation as flattery because it’s a lot less frustrating! As children, we model our parent’s behavior and prepare for the time when we live … Continue reading How a Large Bald Man with a Goatee Made Me a Better Manager
In business school, one of the first things you are taught is that the answer to almost every question is “It depends.” It’s not like there’s a course called “It Depends” but most case study discussions start with “Here’s the scenario and you could do this OR you could do this… it depends” and the … Continue reading A Road Map to Happiness at Work: Acceptance
On November 9th, I had the opportunity to be a part of an SPE Panel on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Oil and Gas world, specifically on starting a Private Equity Backed company. Mark Bahorich of Q Engineering, a data driven technology solution to oil and gas decisions, was the moderator for the discussion. Along … Continue reading How Do You Start a PE Backed E&P Company? A Panel Q&A
Photo by Hampton Lamoureux on Pexels.com I remember the first time I had to fire someone. It was my first job. Ever. Only months before, I had been sitting in my university physics class when a job application arrived on my lap, on a clipboard no less, being passed back and forth down the rows … Continue reading “They Say Hire Slow, Fire Fast”. Here’s Why I Agree!
Have you ever been fired? While the polite thing for me to say is “I hope not”, that’s not actually how I feel about it – I kind of hope you have been. Not because I’m being petty in a “misery loves company” kind of way but because it’s a pretty humbling and eye-opening experience. … Continue reading Why Being Fired is the Best Thing That May Ever Happen To You