Holiday Parties – That’s the Spirit!

Yes, it’s that time of year again when holiday parties abound. I haven’t been to a honest-to-goodness office holiday party in years – it’s no fun partying with your boss when in this case your boss is yourself  🙂 – but I have been to a couple of academic holiday gatherings. Those were tame; the… [read more]

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Presenting…with the Brain

I happened to get my hands on a copy of the January 2012 issue of Convene, a trade mag for the conference planning profession and was leafing through it when I came across an article about the 2011 NeuroLeadership Summit, which was held in late November in San Francisco.  The conference brought together neuroscientists and… [read more]

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Can dogs lie?  No, I don’t mean hanging around on the sofa but actually communicate a falsehood?  Curiosity was killing the cat, so to speak, so I put the question to the Dali Lama of the Internet to see what I could find out. I didn’t find much.  Not even my fav Cesar Millan really… [read more]

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Canine or Feline? What You Can Tell About a Potential Employee

Another great article from my fav Cesar Millan inspired today’s blog.  He points out there are many things that factor into a person’s decision to get a dog.  People will look for certain traits associated with a particular breed or want a certain size of canine.  Some people may spend a lot of money with… [read more]

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Leadership Commandments…Personal or Otherwise

I received this gem of a poem from one of my clients.  We’ve been working together on an intervention to help his department and collective organization get employees more engaged.  Tough thing to do, given folks don’t get recognition or even raises, really and job satisfaction is very high.  Just the fact that he sent this to… [read more]

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