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Yesterday, there were a series of posts on Facebook offering generous helpings of condemnation over Elon Musk’s “purchase” of Twitter. One rant was centered on how that money could have ended world hunger. There was not one mention of whether the person making that statement had ever sent out a […]
If You Can Only Think About Me For 15-Seconds, How Will All of Us Move Forward?
In the 80s, Xerox ran into a business crisis brought on by Reagan’s relaxation of tariffs. Suddenly competition flooded the market. The company’s crisis was so far-reaching they assembled a sales institute to study the psychology of sales. The most important piece of information is that human beings are […]
What Everyone Ought to Know About December
It’s that time of year again, worshipping, shopping, cooking obscene quantities of food, and thinking through the possibilities of a New Year. I’m not big on offering unsolicited advice but 2020 will most likely go down as the most difficult year in our collective history. Yogi Barra once said, […]
The Real Heros
We live and die in a time of astonishing contrasts. For the first time in our lives, we are getting our noses rubbed in these contrasts daily. Perhaps the most powerful theme is that all of us encounter mortality on a daily basis. I’ve observed this is when we tend […]
The Best News About Work – Ever
It seems that all of us are going through a lashing storm (at home, I use a differing adjective). The one area where I have expertise is work and I reach out to all of you with the spirit of help. Before the pandemic, about half of America’s workers characterized themselves […]
A Thirty Year Anniversary?
Why Does This Feel Like the Dress Rehearsal? “Pushed by the Pain or Pulled by the Vision.” This is a phrase in which I am intimately familiar. The extremes were a driving force in launching Inspired Work, thirty years ago this weekend. Outside of our bonds with loved […]
How Did One CFO Become a Wealthy Farmer?
Many of our people are facing profound challenges with change and making a living. Over the next few weeks, we are running a series of articles highlighting some of the remarkable people that have not only changed their work, they have transformed every aspect of how they make a […]
Today’s Unexpected Career Tip
If you are working in an industry that is shrinking, leave. Why? The rise and fall of industries grow every day. In 1960, the average job tenure was over nine years. Today, the average college graduate will change careers, not jobs, 4-6 times. Many of these organizations are […]
Hey Facebook! Is the Internet a Toilet?
Lady Gaga recently said, “The Internet is a toilet.” By the time that I read through the first six inches of today’s Facebook feed, I was feeling that it might just be better to go to bed and hide. And yet, I’ve got about 20 hours of work in […]
How Did All Of Us Become Her Favorite Client?
One of the most important lessons I learned about life came from my friend and colleague, Robert Maurer. He said, “We learn nothing of value by studying dysfunction.” He goes on to tell us that if we want a great love life, study people with long loving marriages. […]