Sportsmanship Isn’t Just for Sports

Thursday night, I sat in on a lecture by Dr. P.M. Forni about civility as part of the “Better Together Iowa” series, hosted by Drake University, Character Counts in Iowa, IPTV, and Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, among several sponsors.  I won’t get into the intellectual discussion of what Forni said and what I…

Deconstructing “The Big Sort”

On Thursday night, Drake University will host writer Bill Bishop as part of Drake University’s “Better Together Iowa” series.  Everyone’s friend and broadcaster Paul Yeager and IPTV will tape the lecture as part of their Civility series.  It will air on September 24th. Alexander Grugrich of Foundry Coworking, on a tweet to me, summed up…

The Mockery of a Review/Wishing Amy Home

How effective are “performance reviews”?  Do these reviews give you a clear indication of how well you are doing at work?  Is it another way for your boss to find ways not to reward you with a raise, or is it merely taking little incidents, and building them up as a way to run you…