"Do you love your job? Why?" That's what my friend Jill Felska threw out there as a Facebook status the other day. I didn't even have to think about my answer it was almost as if my fingers typed "Because it's not a job, it's my life" out of reflex. This caused Jill to ask me a few followup … [Read more...]
What's the value of a recurring question?
In business and in life, you have probably noticed that some questions are recurring. I'm not sure what questions you hear because our circle of business associates and friends is different. In my world, I am often asked why standardized color systems never seem to solve the problems they … [Read more...]
End emails with a question
A couple weeks ago, a good friend sent an email that ended with a question and I replied to that email with an answer. The funny thing is, that as I read the email I couldn't believe how badly my friend was baiting me. I remember thinking - I can't wait to delete this horse crap. The pop psychology … [Read more...]
How to contribute to Linkedin groups
As I increase my Linkedin activity I'm noticing things I like but also some user habits I find annoying. Folks with the need for real answers to real questions get attacked by sales people trolling in the groups. Before you get your underwear in a bundle - yes, I am also there to potentially connect … [Read more...]
The answer is yes, what is the question?
Could your organization live up to this informal motto? Recently, I spent three days at the Naples Grand resort and I assure you they can. Back in 2006 before becoming a member of the Waldorf Astoria collection of hotels, the employees began including "The answer is yes, what is the question?" as … [Read more...]
Asking Twitter vs Googling for it
Recently I asked this question of my social media network "Do you sometimes "ask Twitter" instead of "Googling for what you are looking for?" Yes, I see both the irony and the lack of scientific method in asking this question of the people who follow me on Twitter. Regardless the responses are … [Read more...]