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I don't mind saying: I don't miss the office. At all. In the town closest to me, someone tried to get one of those coworking office spaces going and I don't think the place lasted even six months. Meanwhile, I have to psych myself up just...

[buzzsprout episode='7663969' player='true'] January was a crazy month for me. My plans of just half-hibernating through the month went to the wayside and I had a couple of bizarre experiences. I am sharing them here (highly sanitized, of course) so that perhaps you can benefit from...

[buzzsprout episode='7418524' player='true'] The other day, I read a post on social media where some poor (and probably well-meaning) guy was writing the same ole, same ole attempt at differentiation marketing in staffing & recruiting. You know the drill: "All the other agencies suck. Let me...

Not sure about you, but my LI feed these days seems to be a lot of the same: I remember talking with Russ Johns about email marketing and the sea of spam we have now and he said, "Marketers ruin everything." It seems that way sometimes....

[buzzsprout episode='7403089' player='true'] In July of last year, I predicted that censorship was the wave of the future. Now here we are. So if you didn't heed my warnings last year, cockadoodledoo. 🐓 Here's your wake up call. Key topics: ✔️ I'll say it again: if most or all of...

Last July, I recorded a podcast episode called "Do You Know You Could Survive?" It's even more relevant now than it was then. I warned y'all what was coming and now here we are. I predicted censorship was the wave of the future and that,...

[buzzsprout episode='7291096' player='true'] If even the mention of the term "sales call" gives you heartburn, you're not alone. Especially if you had some hard-driving manager who monitored your phone time or gave you a call sheet every day to robo-dial people.  🙄 Key topics: ✔️ If you're shaming people,...

How is it already the middle of January? I'm not sure 2021 will be less tumultuous than 2020, but at least it seems to be trucking along a bit faster. So there's that LOL.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ In this week's podcast episode, I'll be talking about sales calls and...

[buzzsprout episode='7177585' player='true'] If you're hearing this broadcast, congrats: you made it out of 2020 and into 2021. Unfortunately, I don't know that 2021 is going to be any better for us than last year was and it will be even more imperative that you have...

I'm back in the saddle again 🎶 (But might rather be in the bed LOL) If you're feeling hungover from the holidays or just not quite ready to dive headlong into work yet, you're not alone. Winter just started on 12/21. Regardless of what Corporate America thinks, we're in the...