• Fact Checker
    During election seasons we have become accustomed to being inundated with commercials, print and online advertisements, brochures, billboards, sound bites, et al., touting why one candidate or platform is right and increasingly, why one candidate or platform is wrong. This election season hasn’t been any different. We are exposed to a constant stream of politically …
  • Perception
    I am privileged to know Jeri, the Executive Director of the Dress for Success organization in the Twin Cities, www.dressforsuccess.org/twincities.  This outstanding, international organization helps women end the cycle of poverty by providing business attire, interview skills and job retention support. Jeri is dedicated to changing how her clients see themselves, as well as how they …
  • What Makes an “A” Player?
    Everyone wants to hire the “A” player.  So what makes someone an “A” player, and how can you demonstrate that you share the characteristics of an “A” player during an interview? Recently, I was standing in my yard in northern Wisconsin when overhead went one of the largest and noisiest flocks of Canadian Geese on …
  • Attention Deficit?
    I think the larger epidemic is Time Deficit. Everything today seems to be Time Boxed – meetings and phone calls have hard stops. We’re required to do more with less and to wear many hats.  The result—no one thing can get 100% of our focus and attention any more. Wasting time today is to be avoided like the …
  • Year of the Great Pumpkin
    Fall is in the air. The garden is at its peak of ripeness. I don’t know about your experience with gardening, but I’ve found that some years are better for some vegetables than others. This is the year of the Great Pumpkin at my house. We didn’t intend to have this many pumpkins. (I wanted …
  • Ethics
    I find it more and more difficult to read the articles on “corporate business ethics” and the decisions corporate leaders make that have a dramatic impact on the jobs, pensions and/or life savings of hard working people. It’s important to remember that ethics is not just a big company issue. Ethics and integrity always start with …