I recently witnessed an act of compassion and friendship so unexpected, it moved me to tears. And it happened in a very unlikely place: Pelican Bay super-maximum security prison. I support a program called Defy Ventures, an organization that works with inmates and those recently released from prison who have the drive to someday become … Continue reading “How far would you go for a friend?”
I heard the most ridiculous word the other day. In fact, it was more than ridiculous—it was dirty. Maybe you’ve heard it, too. The word is “foci.” Foci is the plural of “focus.” Yeah, you heard right. The plural. Of focus. Did you get a chuckle out of that, too?
Who do you think is most responsible for cancelled appointments? The “cancel-er” or the “cancel-ee”? You should probably never say this to your manager, but isn’t there something oddly satisfying about a cancelled appointment? Of course, there are critical appointments so time-sensitive that you absolutely can’t miss. But, then there are those not-so-important appointments…perhaps too … Continue reading “Q & Dave: Tips for cancelled appointments”
Think working from home is as simple as rolling out of bed and opening a laptop? Think again. First, kudos to you if you have the privilege of working from home. In the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” Working from home, either temporarily or permanently, can be … Continue reading “Invest in your workspace productivity”
Doing “hard time” in your organization? You absolutely must arrange a luxurious stay at the fabulous Pelican Bay State Prison. At the northwestern-most corner of California, Pelican Bay supermax houses a population of over 2,200 inmates. 40% of these inmates are serving life sentences. Not only did I walk into the facility, I chose to … Continue reading “Prison, Kindness, and Corporate Culture”