Archive for the 'trust' Category

Mar 25 2013

Control!

A great concept, right?  Frequently, however, it is overrated, or at the very least, an illusion.  We attempt to have control over our lives, and just when we assume things are within our control, something happens that necessitates change.  Unless you live in an hermetically sealed bubble, on a daily basis we are subject to [...]

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May 14 2012

There Are Policies For That!

Published byHank under policies and procedures, trust

Marco, a brilliant graphic designer has worked for the same advertising agency for nearly ten years and received a number of awards for his artwork.  But recently, there were some issues at work that nearly cost him his job.  If Marco had been familiar with his employer’s policies and procedures, he could have saved himself [...]

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Aug 22 2011

Prying Eyes

Published byHank under privacy, trust

The guy next to me during a recent flight didn’t seem much like talking so we never introduced ourselves, but we’ll call him Bob.  After the in-flight crew made the announcement that it was “ok to use your electronic devices,” Bob pulled out his laptop. Whether he was going to be productive or merely pass [...]

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Jan 10 2011

Only In It For The Money

Published byHank under attitude, employer needs, trust

One of the prime motivators for switching jobs has always been money.  Right or wrong, financial growth has been identified as a primary reason many workers have pursued certain careers.  True enough, there are certain careers where high salaries and monetary gains are the attraction, but rarely are those fat paychecks achieved without lots of [...]

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Jul 14 2009

Ya Just Never Know

Published byHank under Communication, Networking, trust

On a New York commuter train last week the two strangers sitting across from me became engaged in a career discussion.  The gentleman, casually dressed, older, appeared close to retirement age; the woman also casually dressed, appeared to be in her early 30’s.
It was just simple commuter banter – small talk.  The man was asking [...]

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Jun 01 2009

Adventures In Hiring

The gentleman sitting next to me on a recent cross-country flight was in a talkative mood, so after learning that he was a small business owner, I got him to discuss his hiring practices. He proudly told me that in addition to recent college graduates, and experienced professionals, he regularly hires applicants from disadvantaged and [...]

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