Pre-Mortem Assessments of Life

I’m not interested in doing a post-mortem on projects, policies or relationships. In theory, it makes sense to take stock of an event when it’s over. It sounds healthy to compile a list of “lessons learned.” But you know what happens with a post-mortem? Not much. You make a list, file it away, and forget…

Too Busy to Write

Hello, everybody. Just a quick note to tell you that I’m behind on blogging. It assumes two things: you read my blog and give a shit. Thank you. Here’s the deal. I had to run up a skyscraper on Sunday morning. Later that night, I attended a memorial service. It was terrible and troublesome and…

Lung Cancer

I have a childhood friend who endured stage IV lung cancer. Well, endured is not the right word. She was young and healthy. She took care of her body and was physically active. And now she’s gone. Jenny was diagnosed with cancer in March 2015 after experiencing ongoing back pain after a car accident. It…

Financial Wellness

I work with a lot of recruiters, and many of them are complaining about job seekers who have inflated and unrealistic salary expectations. That’s not a new complaint. When people are in a position to negotiate for a new salary, they negotiate. If you don’t start strong, you end up weak. That’s just math. But…