My massage therapist recently let me know she’s changing careers. She’s going to become a city bus driver. That’s quite the change for a woman in her 40s—from heated tables, quiet waterfall music, and lavender-scented oils to the driver’s seat of a city bus that weighs at least 20,000 pounds! After talking with her regarding […]
What to Consider with Employee Appreciation
I am a big proponent of employee appreciation. I’ve seen the positive impact — in my own attitude at work and in the attitudes of my colleagues. But I’ve also seen employee appreciation gone bad. My post at O.C. Tanner, Employee Appreciation: Think Twice Before Going Big, explores this issue and makes the case for […]
The Power in a Symbol
I’ve been a fan of symbolism since my freshman English class. When I heard Ms. Jenkins talk about symbols in Beowulf or Romeo and Juliet, I was hooked. Thanks to ‘a magazine’ I had the opportunity to reflect on the power of symbols in my most recent article, the power in a smooth, black rock: […]
What Causes People to Create Great Work?
Thanks to O.C. Tanner, I had the opportunity to review an early copy of research from the Cicero Group. I was glad to see that research backs up one of my personal beliefs: recognition is a key driver in inspiring people to create great work. Here’s a link to my post which highlights some of […]
Is Your Workplace a Culture Fit for You?
I’ve been in organizations where there’s a lot of talk about whether or not an employee is a culture fit. But what about whether or not a workplace is a culture fit for you? In my most recent article at ‘a magazine’ — Finding A Workplace Culture That’s The Right Fit For You — I […]