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Work Husbands and Dad

February 8, 20212 min read

I had the great privilege to work with one of the best salesmen I ever met. Ken Murphy started his sales career as a Xerox representative on PEI. Consequently, every office and convenience store on the island had a fax machine the size of a bus! We had the best time working together and since we shared a long history,…

Yoga, Mindfulness and is something burning?

February 1, 2021

The Great Pause has caused me to seize up. Sitting at my desk and on the phone for hours plus the closure of my gym (yes, I know it is open now but I haven’t gone back yet) has atrophied my muscles and I walk like a crab. The need to be more flexible and less crab like has led…

I Like George Clooney..but

January 25, 2021

The Oceans series of movies was great although Brad Pitt eating in every scene went beyond character building to just plain annoying. But I digress. “Up in the Air” one of Clooney’s films shone a light on the outplacement industry that both surprised and horrified many viewers. If you haven’t seen the film or unfamiliar with the term, Outplacement is…

Preparation is Key!

January 18, 2021

Full disclosure my son has a pod cast, there is swearing, enough said. His co-host mused recently about a friend who thought she might have lost a career opportunity due to an answer she gave to an interview question around “her future plans”. I was asked about the legality of that kind of probing in a job interview. There are…

R*E*S*P*E*C*T

January 11, 2021

I was about eight, my brother five and we were watching our Dad take the garbage cans to the curb for the waiting garbage truck. We were making fun, holding our noses and saying things like “those are stinky men” when our Dad, the kindest, gentlest of men rounded on us and spent the next few minutes scolding us for…