Quality Hires

Lots going on lately — at the office we’ve been working on replacing staff vacancies, retool with new positions, etc. I’ve also been cleaning out and consolidating boxes, which means I find notes and documents from previous gigs. One folder contained info on an employee I had to let go. These things together make one […]

The Hairdresser’s Paradox

Have you ever gone to a new stylist for that first appointment, and you can just sense the silent (or not so silent) judging about your hair? The subtle looks and clucking that subtly declare:  “Who came up with this hot mess?  Why did they do it this way?  I would never have done THAT,”  […]

“I regret nothing!”

I’ve written before about my “Marcel Proust madeleine moments,”  and I had another one yesterday…coming back from getting new air filters and I’m bored with all my usual Sirius/XM channels.  So I wander over to the Opera/Classical station, and they’re playing Maurice Durufle’s “Requiem.”  I sang it in University Chorale for Laven Sowell, and it […]

“I’ve been FRAMED, I tell ya!”

Welcome back…to Me! Wow…who knew that it’d been three months?  Three months of Me not subjecting you to my thoughts.  (You’re welcome) I’ve been busy at work (more on that in a later post) and doing a lot of pleasure reading.  It’s something that I’ve written about before — my rebirth towards TAKING TIME to […]

“Have Fun Storming the Castle!”

Dear Teachers, Friends of Teachers, and Champions of Education: I don’t have to tell you that the road to getting the State of Oklahoma to single out your issue for funding is going to be hard.  But I almost pity the poor legislators, who drive low-mileage, late-model cars, who think they’ll be able to make […]

My Day at the Capitol: #oklahomateacherwalkout

April 4, 2018 Today Karen, Miss P and I drove down to Oklahoma City, adding our voice to the thousands of educators who, for almost all of my daughter’s life, have that their salary buying power reduced by over 10%, and per-pupil funding reduced by near 20%.  Putting Oklahoma last in overall education funding. I’m […]

Leadership & Reputation Academy

Awhile back, I changed the blog header up top to  “Leadership, Technology, Design.”  I feel that’s a better teaser for what you’ll find when you visit… Looking back, even my tech-related musings have been more about technology leadership than pure tech — the human decisions that advance the mission of the university, college, HMO, or […]

“Would You Rather…”

December 29, 2017 Gather round, kiddies — we’re going to talk about business ethics. Wait!  Don’t run away! When my wife worked at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of her coworkers used to ask interesting interview questions to get at the heart of the ethical dilemmas inherent in modern work.  For example:  “Would you […]