Initiative for the non-initiated

Rage against the machine An employee, at my old company, told me a story of his days in university (faculty) in Serbia. His professor asked the class to write a paper, but apparently as is/was... Read More

May 29, 2020

Seeking opportunity – taking initiative in landing your next job

Everyone can show initiative So you have no experience, knowledge or skills? You can’t possibly show initiative until someone “trains” you, right? Wrong. You, more than anyone else, will need to show initiative, to get... Read More

May 25, 2020


As the knowledgebase worker economy continues to transition to more agile, more remote, more dynamic and more empowered, your classic micromanager is a dying breed, for good reason. Micromanagement gets a bad reputation because of the pernicious... Read More

May 14, 2020

No skills, No experience, No English … No problem!

Yivko We hired this guy at my old company, out of Serbia. At that point in my career, I wasn’t hiring anyone directly myself, as we had an HR team, and I was only working... Read More

March 16, 2020

Have gun, will travel – the true story of Dick Dunnington

Dick Dunnington volunteered (you read that right) for 3 tours of Vietnam, as a military intelligence officer, but wouldn’t breathe a word of what he did there, even though I asked him about 5x a... Read More

March 13, 2020