Caroline Gleason* had been out of work for quite a long time. When she finally found a job the wages were competitive but not enough to take to the Cayman Islands. Soon after getting the job she showed up sporting a new tattoo. Not long after that she had another. She told her co-workers that as soon as she got paid she was going to buy yet another.
Some of us remember Mad Magazine (actually it is still in publication after 60 years) and its resident mascot Alfred E. Newman. He is most famous for his “What, me worry?” line, but he had another epithet that is less well-known but revealing nonetheless. He said: “Most people don’t know what they want, but … Read more
This post is a departure from my usual leadership topics. 14 years ago my son went to Uganda to work for three months with a non-profit organization doing work in AIDS prevention among young people. He had recently graduated from university and was pondering job offers and career choices. While he was in Uganda he … Read more
A few years ago there was a gathering of classic car enthusiasts who met to consider impending legislation that could negatively impact the hobby. As part of the event, there were breakout sessions led by authorities in the field. One of them dealt with maintenance issues on vintage vehicles. During the Q&A session one classic … Read more