Category: Business

Rolling with the Changes

“So if you’re tired of the same old story Turn some pages I’ll be here when you are ready to roll with the changes”   —  REO Speedwagon Today was my last day at my current job, where I’ve worked for 11 years.  Regular readers may recall that a few months ago I put it out to the universe that I…

The Incredible Expanding Agenda

Yesterday someone on my team came into my office and apologized for not coming earlier.  “When I saw the agenda, I thought my last meeting would finish early, but it wound up taking the whole time.” We’ve all seen this happen, right?   You have a meeting that’s scheduled for two hours, and it always takes two hours, regardless of whether…

You’re In My Space!

I went to a meeting today and noted that all the people from one organization sat on one side, and all the people from my organization sat on the other.  “We always seem to end us sitting on sides,” I noted.  Another person replied,  “That’s your chair – you always sit there when we meet and I always sit here.”…

The Great Disconnection

Tragedy struck me today.  I’m staying at a hotel with no internet and no cell phone service.  I know. Take a moment to share my horror.  I got to my hotel room and realized that I only have like half a bar on my cell phone, which means the phone is basically useless in my room.  I have just enough service…

How Cultivating Gratitude is Changing My Perspective on Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude the last two months.  It started, as many good things do, as part of my yoga practice.  Although I’ve read a lot about cultivating gratitude I hadn’t really given it much serious thought – it seemed kind of trendy and forced, like when you’re at Thanksgiving and someone wants to go around the…

Coffee Shop Meetings: Escape the Office

I’m breaking out of the meeting rut. More and more lately I’m scheduling my meetings in coffee shops, especially if it’s a one-on-one meeting.  At my job I have a private office and access to meeting rooms, and generally the people I’m meeting with do as well.  So why coffee shops? It’s not just my love of coffee – although…