Tag: Culture

About Plodders and Heroes

Somehow our society seems to have lapsed into a culture of mediocrity. It seems that in everything we do standards of “minimum performance” tell us how far we have to go until we arrive at comfortable complacency. I’m told that this is negative thinking on my part and that it is typical of boomer mentality …

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Horrible Bosses In The Movie and Real Life

The media hype about the new release in theaters this week kept teasing us that “Horrible Bosses” was going to be a funny adaptation of three guys all trapped in jobs with truly evil bosses. Newspaper coverage promoted it as a good time movie in spite of the fact that in most real life situations …

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Job Seekers: Think Like a Recruiter – Part 9

If you have done the homework on yourself and the company you have targeted, you are ready for a dialog with recruiters, hiring managers or peers. If you have felt some sort of discouragement at the length of the process to get you to this point, you are not alone and it is for good …

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Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way

A memorable piece of my life is still tucked away in Fort Benning, GA. There was a statue in front of Infantry Hall carrying the label “Follow Me” which we lovingly called “Iron Mike” for some reason I never knew. It shows a World War II infantry soldier with an upraised arm motioning for those …

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From the Greatest Generation To the Degraded Generation

We live in an age when everything and everyone must fit neatly into labeled buckets. There isn’t much room to wiggle out of the label planted on groups of people and if the term does not seem to fit we arbitrarily redefine the words. For example, what is a minority? Women are not a “minority” …

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