Too much information renders even the best employee useless. The folks at Xerox have created a viral campaign to help get the word out about the dangers of Information Overload. Learn more, share your thoughts on the epidemic and be sure to forward this link to my your boss. … [Read more...] about Do You Suffer From Information Overload?
Archives for July 2009
I phoned in this morning's blog post - literally. This audio blog is for you - yes you - the coworkers who keep Googling me! I know who you are, and I really wish you'd find something else to do with your time. All kidding aside, it is a fact that Googling everyone and everything is a 21st century way of life. But that doesn't make it any less irritating when people are barely know are uncovering every last detail about you. … [Read more...] about Dear Coworkers, Stop Googling Me!
We all work with someone who annoys us. It's a fact of life. And despite the fact that we'd like nothing more than to sic a horde of vampire bats on those annoying coworkers, we're pretty much helpless to act. However, because we all deal with some type of similar behavior, we can come together and laugh about the habits that drive us nuts. A little while back, I posed this question on Twitter: “What are some coworker habits that drive you absolutely crazy?” The responses came pretty quickly after the initial question, and they ranged from silly to disrespectful to gross. @RaiscaraAvalon said that "overpowering, gag a maggot perfume" was her pet peeve (and the guys sometimes aren’t any better with their cologne) @AliciaSanera carried the body odor conversation even further by asking, "What is harder to address: termination of employment or B.O.?" It’s very interesting what we learn from each other, and I bet you have something you’d like to add. The … [Read more...] about Coworker Pet Peeves
I always had a sweet spot in my heart for pitchman Billy Mays. Not just because I think my impression (BILLY MAYS HERE!) is pretty solid, but because Billy was a true American success story. Whether you loved or hated his style, there is no denying that he built himself up into an iconic figure. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone not familiar with his trademark delivery and appearance. (Black hair dye, some hair gel and a blue shirt.)Here are several career lessons to be learned from the college dropout.- Have your own style. Loud. Obnoxious. You might call it yelling, Billy called it projecting. Whatever you label it, it was undoubtedly effective. Standing out from the pack and becoming associated with success (OxiClean, Awesome Auger, etc.) can only help your career. Attach yourself to winners and future victories have a better chance to follow. It might appear that Billy accepted every product that came his way, but there were hundreds - if not thousands that he rejected.- Sell … [Read more...] about Billy Mays: American Success Story