When you look at salaries of many professionals, especially people at the top rungs of the organizational ladders, it can be eye opening and somewhat hard to swallow. Especially for folks in the lower or middle of the pack when it comes to income. Growing up, the idea that someone could be paid millions of [...]
Entries for the ‘Human Relations’ Category
Way back when, when I was on Facebook, I had a good amount of “friends” on the service, maybe 350-500. I can’t recall the exact number, but it was a lot of people from High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, my various occupational peers and a few randoms as well.
On Twitter I have followed 96 people and [...]
It hasn’t been long since I finished a book. Went from a several month gap to a few weeks gap between reads. There’s a good reason for that, this is without a doubt one of the most important business books I’ve read. Actually check that, it’s one of the most important BIG business books I’ve [...]
Today, a head hunter called me at work. This happens every few months. I was a bit taken aback today though. Someone left me a message with their name and I could not figure out who it was, but thought it might be important, so I called back. It was just [...]
There is absolutely no getting around it. What you intend to do and what people actually percieve are going to be different things more often than not. That means that you can be absolutely remarkable in terms of effort and ability, but the perception of your output is going to be different than what you [...]
When people have something or someone that they like better than anyone else, they often don’t choose them based on being the absolute best, even if they are.
Think of your favorite sports athlete. Your favorite movie. Your favorite pair of socks.
You’ll find that in many situations, it’s not the actual utility of the thing in question. It’s [...]
I don’t recall who said it, but the saying goes: 90% of any issue in a business is a human management issue. It’s a matter of perspective. Everyone has their own, and even those self aware enough to recognize it will struggle with it. The funny thing is, most people are working towards the same [...]
Or another way to say it, the danger of incomplete description. In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a lot of issues arising simply from things being misinterpreted. Many times this stems from the semantics within an organization or out. Words mean so many different things to so many different people, it’s sometimes difficult to [...]
If I were starting a company, I’d probably opt for enthusiastic self starters who have a proven track record of getting objectives accomplished. Financial goals are always important, but often times, a person within a company doesn’t necessarily have direct control over a revenue goal, a cost controlling scheme or a like matter. Now, I’ve [...]
I’ll be transitioning into a new role here in a pretty short amount of time and it’s gotten me thinking about meeting and working with new people a lot.
Trust in an incredibly important piece of teamwork and any relationships in general. I have a professor who has spent the majority of his recent work on [...]