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Civility and Communication in the Internet Age

Today was going along just fine — productive, happy, and relatively stress free — until a certain email crossed my desk. The name and subject of the email will be withheld so that hopefully I can forget this dialogue ever happened. Suffice it to say, I read the initial email which was a request for action. I held it in […]

Generational Differences, Worried Parents and Jobs with Drive-Thru Windows

It is not a great time to be a recent college graduate in today’s job market.  As tough as it has been for more experienced workers, these young adults have had a much more difficult time finding full-time employment related to their education.  I have spoken to several 2009 graduates recently who have been looking for almost a year and […]

On Accidentally Smashing One’s Idols

I broke my smartphone, but not on purpose. Perhaps it should have been on purpose- as someone prone to the perils of workaholism, I had developed the tendency to check the thing far more than necessary.  It wasn’t the smartphone’s fault; before, when I had been the slightly embarrassed owner of a more conventional and less tricked-out flip phone, my […]

Time to Think

As busy professionals with compounding responsibilities, isn’t it becoming more and more difficult to find time just to … think?  Commiserating with colleagues and friends, we share how our work days are filled with an almost obsessed focus on getting as much work done as possible, countless meetings and squeezing every bit of air out of our schedules.  In our […]