Employers You Don’t Have a Facebook Problem You Have an Employee Problem

I hear questions like these a lot at conferences – How do I stop my employees from wasting time on Facebook? or What do I do with an employee who is spending too much time on Facebook? My responds is always the same – You don’t have a Facebook problem you have an employee problem.  What would you do if that employee were spending too much … Continue reading Employers You Don’t Have a Facebook Problem You Have an Employee Problem

There is No Excuse for Bullies at Work (or Anywhere Else)

Times are hard, we are all stressed out, the last thing we need to do is take it out on each other. Don’t worry I am not going to ask you to hold hands and sing kumbaya. I just want you to take a couple of minutes and think about how you treat others, and how others treat you.  Take some time to read this great Code … Continue reading There is No Excuse for Bullies at Work (or Anywhere Else)

Want Innovation? Get Out of the Way

We hear a lot about innovation and change these days. Everyone is talking about it, every is doing it, or at least trying to. There’s a problem though, change and innovation require more than lip service. Declaring that you are innovative does not make it so. You know what I’m talking about, someone reads an article, attends a presentation, has a conversation over coffee and … Continue reading Want Innovation? Get Out of the Way

For Those Who Are an Overnight Success and For Those Who Aren’t a Video Series From Chris Brogan

These videos are from Chris Brogan’s Over Night Success Series. There are 9 videos total covering topics such as Grinding vs Clocking – Time and the Overnight Success, Pity Party, Small Talk is Big, Belief Systems, The Competition, What it Takes, No Excuses & A Call to Arms. These videos are great even if you aren’t an over night success, even if you aren’t a … Continue reading For Those Who Are an Overnight Success and For Those Who Aren’t a Video Series From Chris Brogan

Want to Innovate? Stop Working So Hard

Putting in all those extra hours, either from the office or home, isn’t helping you. At least not with creativity, innovation or those ah-ha! moments. Some of our greatest moments of insight happen where we least expect them to. From the Wallstreet Journal: It happened to Archimedes in the bath. To Descartes it took place in bed while watching flies on his ceiling. And to … Continue reading Want to Innovate? Stop Working So Hard

If you don’t love what you’re doing, do something else.

Last week an MLS student interviewed me for a project. The last part of my reply to her was this: Find a job you love. No one goes into librarianship for the money. We go into it for love. There a plenty of bitter, disenchanted people out there in all professions. If you don’t love what you’re doing, do something else. I think it bears … Continue reading If you don’t love what you’re doing, do something else.