Collaboration is overrated. Collaboration. It shows up on every list of top soft skills needed today. You’ve seen these lists. The order changes somewhat but all of them include communication, problem solving, creativity, work ethic, and, of course, collaboration. A few more skills are thrown in to get to the ten items that all lists
(You can see this post at TD Magazine by clicking here.) Fort Wayne, Indiana has a professional baseball team, the TinCaps. They are a Class A minor league team. Class A is where professional baseball careers begin, and successful players progress to AA, AAA, and then the big leagues. How do I know about the
Evidence that you are getting old: You watch the Grammy’s and don’t know many of the performers. You say, “These trainees used to be so much better.” You think the flipped classroom is a big deal. Let me focus on just the last one. Older folks are making the decisions in your company. They are
Let’s play a little game. I’m going to repeat a story in three different ways. After you read the versions, I’ll ask some questions. Speaker 1: We was driving on the highway when we seen this car comin’ up behind real fast swervin’ all over the place. I said maybe we should pull over but
You have heard the phrase before. Someone brings you some bad news, and, as you begin to get upset, he says, “Hey, don’t blame the messenger!” At a job I had years ago, our team leader said it often. He came back from meetings with reports of all the new things we had to do,
Photo by Samule Sun on Unsplash I was speaking with a restaurant owner in California recently. He was opening up a new restaurant and needed to hire 45 people. The interview process was taking quite a while, and he expressed his frustration to his son who offered an idea: have job seekers send in videos.