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New Workplace Challenge – Giving a Compliment to a Co-Worker

Have recent high-profile scandals made it impossible for people to act kindly to one another? Continue reading New Workplace Challenge – Giving a Compliment to a Co-Worker

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New Year Thoughts and Wishes

Apprehension and disappointment are common and creeps in with the commitment and formal resolve to “keep” New Year’s resolutions. Eventually circumstances beyond our control occur or do not occur in the days ahead. How does a person deal with that? One helpful way to keep going in the face of challenges is to keep changing. Viewing every day as a New Year’s day – although that means every night could be a New Year’s Eve, but perhaps we should not get wasted and party till dawn too often – but if we do start anew every day we can change directions, start a new resolution or just keep going the way we have. This is a way to reduce the number of regrets we can accumulate that weight us down emotionally and intellectually. Continue reading New Year Thoughts and Wishes

A twist in life…

Twist in Life - going past
A twist in life and going past it.

I had a contract (freelance) job as Production Manager at (COMPANY) Entertainment Studios and worked three days. No, that was not the contract term.

I got a call this morning from my rep at the creative agency I freelance through just before I was walking out the door to go to work. He told me not to go to work, that the company was ending my contract. Damn it, that really threw me a curve.

For a change, I was attempting to work for a company that was essentially a start-up, entertainment studio (publishing, film, music, online entertainment, game apps, collectable merchandise).  It was exciting and the properties that the company creates are adventurous, fun and relevant for the audience they want to engage.  In fact I felt it was a very refreshing change to the mostly super structured, corporate entertainment companies I have worked at very successfully for over 25 years.  Yup, twenty five years of success with a few Continue reading “A twist in life…”