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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 to think that excellence should be the goal of everybody. If that is true, so be it. I will wear… Read More »About Plodders and Heroes

Managing Time As A Precious Resource

The new definition of irony is someone who has taught a time management course but has trouble maintaining their own calendar. Look that up in your dictionary and you will see a picture of me! I was guilty of no original thinking in conducting this training as it was a canned course my company purchased with the rights to reproduce the workbooks, slides and videos. It was actually a pretty good revelation of time wasters… Read More »Managing Time As A Precious Resource

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 people usually don’t plan to kill their bad bosses. Early reviews were good. I saw an interview with Jennifer Anniston… Read More »Horrible Bosses In The Movie and Real Life

Time for a Recruiter Declaration of Interdependence

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” The Serenity Prayer is the name we give to an untitled prayer attributed to a sermon by Reinhold Niebuhr in 1943. It was distributed by the US Armed Forces and several church organizations at the time giving him widespread notoriety. He was later quoted as saying that it had probably… Read More »Time for a Recruiter Declaration of Interdependence

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 around him to follow him into battle. His courage and unquestioned leadership is forever frozen in bronze not just as… Read More »Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way


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