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Common Sense

12 Oct

As a kid I loathed when my dad would say “it’s common sense,” but damned if he wasn’t right.

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Free Ebooks are better than an MBA

4 Oct

Free Ebooks are better than an MBA.

Yes, you read that correctly.

My wife was in the hospital this whole week. And being the dedicates partner she deserves- so was I. I’m not tooting my own horn, by no means. I am blessed to havea dedicated partner so I in turn am fully dedicated to her.

The below image shows some of the business ebooks I downloaded for free while she slept. I am a voracious reader, devouring books like so many penny candies (I was born in 1980 when this was a thing, don’t judge me). So I’m always on the lookout for free, quality reading material.

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Interview with Alex Ardenti coming soon

20 Sep

Very excited folks.
The @alexardenti agreed to do an interview with me. As a huge fan of his work I reached out with a work sample and Alex graciously agreed.

The lesson here folks is you won’t get a yes if you don’t ask.

Another lesson is simply that if you look to work with the best you will become the best.

19 Sep

Making Bad Decisions? Cognitive Biases May Be To Blame, an Infographic

18 Sep

Things you Should Never say at work: an Infographic

28 Aug

Things you Should Never say at work: an Infographic

This infographic should help how you speak and therefore yield better results on your climb to the top.

Know Your Worth

23 Jul

Know Your Worth

So folks this will probably be a two-part blog.

At my day job I am in an interim position and I was also in a leadership program. A special task within my leadership program was to assume a role that is also interim, that in theory fast-tracks you for management.

Now 5 Weeks Later I interviewed for the newer position, I have done everything they asked, and now have been denied it.

It is interesting because I also have the chance to Simply reapply but not interview to get a secondary spot for the same position.

I am currently mulling over going back to my original no management, no perks position. Why you ask?

Because in my heart I am not a second-place candidate. And I think the strongest message I can send to my employer, myself, and my son is that I have to control my destiny and never settle for less. Having discussed it with my spouse who is in agreement I am mildly conflicted but leaning towards going back to my original position. I will maintain my pay. Despite my work and these multiple sort of promotion/semi- promotions I have never had a raise.

Now this is customary where I work, that doesn’t mean I have to accept it either. To be continued…

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