July 2011 Posts
“There is something to be said of the simple life.” That’s what my grandmother, Jeannette W. Niles, used to tell me. To us, she was Gran: an Oxford native, independent, smart as a whip and my hero. I could go [...]
Here are four easy-to-remember sentences that can help you sound like the genius you really are:
I killed a bear.
The bear killed me.
Your spaghetti is good.
You cook spaghetti well.
3. When a job loses its challenge, a company will lose its talent. Keeping people in positions that allow them to become engaged means keeping people on the move. Putting a person in a new area and allowing them to stretch their abilities can contribute to retaining their employment and benefiting the company as a whole. When people find themselves stuck in a job of little opportunity that no longer challenges or excites them, the potential for them to change employers becomes a real threat. And that becomes a threat to the future of your organization.
So I’ve never been a “handy” guy. When I begin working on a home improvement project, I generally have an 80% chance of failure. This has sentenced me to a life of weekend warrior work that ends with multiple trips [...]
Well it’s finally here. I’ve been at Tribe for a little over six months and it’s time for a vacation. I will be out of the office for an entire week down at the beach. Though I love my job, [...]
To people that know me well it’s no secret that I have a little but of a germ problem. For the most part this relates to carpet and fabric. Things like hotel room carpet, sheets, old couches, fitting room flooring, [...]
One of the great things about summer is the onslaught of big-budget blockbuster movies. Here at Tribe, we love a good movie as much as the next guy (and probably then some). I decided for this blog to give our [...]
The photocopier itself happens to be a surprisingly powerful catalyst for collaboration. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by researchers Anne-Laure Fayard and John Weeks points out that employees having to wait their turn at the copier affords an opportunity for conversation and potential collaboration. They also may find relevancies for their own work in something another employee is photocopying, when they otherwise might not even be aware the other person was working on that topic or issue.
A few weeks ago – before I started writing at Tribe – I wrote my first blog about working for Tribe. A little preemptive, perhaps, the prose mainly came about because I was psyched, thrilled, stoked, even giddy about coming [...]