Monthly Archives: September 2014

Maybe Now I’m Really a Writer. Great.

Well — this day was bound to come. Truthfully, I should be happy. This must mean that I’ve attained some legitimacy as a writer. Now what?

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I’m Not Saying We Should Break Up… We Just Might Need Some Space

This might be a bit awkward.

Over the last couple of years, I’ve worked at the craft of writing, post by post, as topics interest me. I’ve written a lot of things that I’m proud of. I think I’m a funny person (just ask the Queen!) and I think my humor comes through in my writing. When I write something that resonates with people, I’m always happy and a bit surprised. My writing is a labor of love.

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Ethics Are Important Because People Are Dumb

Leaders are human. (Obvious, I know. Stick with me. We’ll get through this!) As such, they make mistakes. (Wait, where are you going? OK, let’s move this along…)

Let’s assume that leaders can make small-m-mistakes or big-M-Mistakes. If you’re new in a leadership role or aspiring to one, you’ll want to keep your inevitable missteps to the shallow end of the pool. Not, as one company has recently done, take a screaming Triple Lindy off the highest platform into the deep end. Operating within a clearly defined ethical system may help you stay on the right side of the floating pool line.

It's a floating pool line.

Which side of the line are you on?

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