Jane Meyer vs. U of Iowa, “trigger warnings”, Uber, the NFL Draft, and if the Browns will screw up the draft…again. … More “I’ll Give You a ‘Trigger Warning’ About Uber…” and other observations
You don’t have to win awards to prove that you provide a value in your community. … More You Don’t Need To Win An Award To Be A “Hall-of-Famer”
A friend of mine, Jason Wells, guest wrote a blog for the Iowa Biz blog, hosted by the Business Record. He asked about what could be done to foster more collaboration among organizations in Des Moines. I’ve been trying to figure that out for the last 7 years. For the reputation that Des Moines has … More Collaborative Silos
A few years ago, I overheard a statement someone said. The person said that young professionals “want” a place at “the table.” “The table” was probably referring to sitting next to very important/high level individuals like CEOs, business leaders, and elected leaders on boards and commissions. I was struck by that statement. I am from … More Earn a Place at the Table
Shirley Poertner wrote an article in the Iowa Biz section of the Business Record today about using fingers and hands as a way to facilitate disagreements and agreements when it comes to compromise. It’s an interesting concept. I wonder if Charlie Murphy and Rick James could have used it to hash out their … More Hand Signals for Compromise
On Tuesday, I listened to David Stillman’s presentation “Generations in the Workplace”, hosted by the Business Record and Merit Resources. I would write up an entire blog about it, but an acquaintance of mine, Isaiah McGee, beat me to it. His Iowa Biz column will explain more about the different generations in the workplace. Several … More Is Generation X the “middle-class” generation?