…how we will know when we officially have what I have termed The Oldness. Like, when you think people are older than you, but they are actually younger than you. By a lot.
By Adrienne Corn (Disclaimer: Anything that you might find offensive in this post is not the advice of Adrienne. She is only writing the stuff that doesn’t offend you.) 1. Bring your own booze. I learned this from British friends who always travel with a “whatever level of boozery is acceptable”–large bottles to small … Continue reading How To Travel: MicroAdvice by Adrienne
It’s January 1, which means we are all inundated with the should, could, may, might, must possibly consider doing *new* this year. I’m all for an annual tabula rasa, but before I get all crazy with an Extreme Makeover 2015 Edition, which rubberbands us right past today and into the excitement of our future this … Continue reading Notes for New Year’s Days
I work in the field traditionally known as HR. I call it HT, for human talent, as I’m pretty sure that we have moved away from an era of considering people as resources–the same word we might use to describe the copier or computer. In HT, we often discuss people’s experiences in relation to employment: What … Continue reading What’s the YOU experience?
I think we have a scary epidemic on our hands. It seems that youth isn’t the only thing we are culturally obsessed with. And while the youth focus has bled it’s way into the medical field (hello Botox) and the office (hire the young guy! The kids understand the new technology!), I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading Less Drama. More Substance.
No one will meet with me today after I let them know that I have strep. You can’t tell I have it because I’m asymptomatic. I’m a “carrier”, which means that while I have the illness, I don’t experience the nasty effects–but am still contagious and can give the illness to others. I like to … Continue reading The Consequences of Transparency (or Ruminations While Sick)
The Plague of Executive Unproductivity We’ve all experienced working with unproductive coworkers who make our lives miserable because they do little more than muck about and make messes for the rest of us to clean up. If it’s bad, they usually get away with it for awhile until enough people catch on and call them … Continue reading Poison in the E-Suite: Is there undetected trouble in your organization?