Tag: Dan Oswald

What’s in a Job Title?

People often get hung up on titles. I must admit that they’ve never meant much to me. I really don’t care what name you want to attach to what you do, so I’ve been pretty liberal over the years about giving people the titles that they want. But in many companies, titles bring with them […]

Maybe I’m Just Getting Old

I don’t consider myself old, but I think I might be getting a little crotchety as I age. Recently, I’ve found myself frequently annoyed with people. The cause of my crankiness? An apparent lack of concern about being on time. People today don’t seem to concern themselves with being on time for appointments, meetings, or […]

The Number One Lesson in Business

Recently, I spoke to a group of Vanderbilt University students. The university has a class for aspiring entrepreneurs that regularly brings in business owners to share their professional experiences. When I inquired what it was they would like me to speak about, my instructions were to “just tell your story and share the lessons you’ve […]

What Makes an “Employee of the Year”?

Last week I wrote about the importance of employee recognition and described our company’s version of the “employee of the year” award. I got to thinking about our most recent award recipient and what set her apart from her peers. What was it about this award winner that caused her coworkers to nominate her and […]

Courage Is Critical at Work

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by those you did.” Mark Twain Ever find yourself at work wondering whether or not to speak up in a meeting? You have an idea that you think might really make a difference, but you’re unsure how it might […]

Insights from the C-Suite

I’m Dan Oswald, president and publisher of M. Lee Smith Publishers, and the newest blogger on the Employment Law Post. My first posts appeared on the Human Resources News blog. Here’s a list of those posts. The Time for Bold Action Keeping Your Eye on the Ball Bad Economy No Excuse for Not Succeeding Keep Long-Term […]