When NOT getting what you wanted became the next best thing

The way this blog started to exist was from deep unhappiness. In 2009, I had, after long attempts to score a much desired job, received an assignment that to me seemed difficult, unrewarding and so much different than what I was built for. Compensation & Benefits was an area that didn't interest me, that I found ...

Transition to a new job Phase 3 – getting up to speed

Did you read "The first 90 days"? It's the best book ever written about the transition process of a newly appointed person, whether it's a new leadership role, a new job, or a new team. The principle there is that you have 90 days to prove.  They should have entitled it "The first 30 days". I've ...

Idea of the week – The Last Lecture

I'm putting a whole book as Idea of the Week here, because the book is absolutely overwhelming. I heard about Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture" a few months ago. His story is simple: Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon who delivered a sum of his life's learnings in an hour's speech and a book called "The ...