Tom Bolt

The Buzzword du Jour Is “Pivot”

It is popular during a time when people have too much time to think that they create unintentional cultural change. We have always seen the ability to be nimble in business to be a positive thing. A standard personal trait used by candidates for employment is to prove that they are flexible. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we began to hear how companies were pivoting from manufacturing automobile parts to help meet a critical supply of… Read More »The Buzzword du Jour Is “Pivot”

Unconscious Bias: What does it Mean?

Last week, I watched an eye-opening podcast on systemic bias against blacks in the workplace as well as in life in general. For those of us who have not lived the life of constant discrimination by race, broadcasts on this topic are essential to give us insight and a balanced perspective. We can never walk a mile in those shoes, but we can learn from those who have. Near the conclusion of the broadcast, one… Read More »Unconscious Bias: What does it Mean?

Easier Said Than Done

A few years ago, I wrote a post with advice that I egotistically called “Safety Nets and Backup Plans.” Who am I to say how life works? I only have one, and sometimes it is not easy to manage. The points made about having a Plan B are still valid, but looking at recent events in our collective lives, I see how difficult it can be to stay the course. The rule of getting somewhere… Read More »Easier Said Than Done

Who Is This Guy Snooze?

There are no discoverable historical records about Doctor Snooze, but we do see evidence of his influence. His name is emblazoned on every alarm clock and smartphone in the world. Whoever he was, the damage done by his philosophy of instant gratification by procrastination has become ingrained in our existence. Why bother to be burdened with a commitment to get up in the morning if it is too easy to be tricked into oversleeping? Doctors… Read More »Who Is This Guy Snooze?

Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making

There are two truisms not usually put together that seem to make perfect sense when accidental usage brings them together. Peter Drucker’s quote, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed,” is one of them. The second Druckerism is, “What gets measured gets managed.” These conjoined ideas result in several misquotes that are nevertheless true, one of which is, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth measuring.” The focus… Read More »Awareness of Time Usage and Personal Decision Making