Not My Plan

Not My Plan

I confess, I am what people refer to as a “Type A” personality. That means I:   Like to multitask (I get more done that way … or so I think)  Am competitive  Don’t like idle time  Struggle with patience  Am ambitious  Tend to work too much  Yes, I like to be...
Who will stay connected?

Who will stay connected?

August 14, 2003, our country experienced its most significant power outage. It impacted about forty-five million people on the east coast and another eight million in Canada.   When everyone’s power suddenly disconnects, nearly everything stops. Nothing works right...
Who Will Help?

Who Will Help?

I’m picturing today’s thirty million unemployed people singing the Beatles hit song, “Help!”  (Help!) I need somebody (Help!) Not just anybody (Help!) You know I need someone Help!  I never needed anybody’s help in any way But now these days are gone, I’m...
Who wants to know?

Who wants to know?

When someone becomes unemployed, they nearly always experience feelings they didn’t know they could have, never would have foreseen, and certainly don’t enjoy.   Some try to ignore those feelings. Others won’t admit to them at all.  However, consciously or...
Adaptability

Adaptability

Imagine, as a leader, you have the opportunity to staff your department with your “dream team.” You can choose whomever you want. You can fill it with whatever skills or characteristics you think you’ll need for success. What would you look for? Would you want people...
Taking Only the Next Step

Taking Only the Next Step

Juanita’s employer furloughed her earlier this year. It’s a good job. She enjoyed it, it paid well, and it offered future growth opportunities. Taking a few months off from a job she loved was difficult.  However, she just received a call to come back to work. It’s...