Tag: e-pinion

How to Use Humor to Boost Human Effectiveness

As an engineer, I am obsessed with efficiency. Even my name is efficient: My full name is Andrew, but I go by Drew because it’s only one syllable. But through my work with organizations around the globe, I’ve learned that you can’t be efficient with humans because they have “emotions” and “feelings” and get “sick” […]

Workplace Introverts: Debunking the Myths

Introverts—they are the new extroverts, right? Quiet, reserved, always sensing and watching. Listening for the next nugget of innovation to grace the lips of a colleague. Or are they tormented by the thought of communication and interaction? Do their extroverted cohorts drive them batty? Or the question that matters, the question I pose is—does it really matter? […]

Workplace Introverts: Debunking the Myths

Introverts—they are the new extroverts, right? Quiet, reserved, always sensing and watching. Listening for the next nugget of innovation to grace the lips of a colleague. Or are they tormented by the thought of communication and interaction? Do their extroverted cohorts drive them batty? Or the question that matters, the question I pose is—does it […]

jobs

Is Management Making Your Organization Dumber?

Stepping out the door, you glance across the parking lot in the general direction of your car. A quick check of the time shows 2:27 p.m. You need to be on the road by 2:30 to reach your destination on time. You’ve got 3 minutes to make it to the car and get going. A […]

passion

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Work Passion

I’ve recently started reading Reddit semiregularly, and one of my most-visited subreddits is /r/careerguidance. While the questions submitted range from the very specific (“I’m a history major with two years of work experience at a museum. What other careers might be good for me?”) to the general (“How can I make more money?”), a common […]

The Case for Diversity

This edition of The Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Project Director for Simplify Compliance. While few American businesses self-report on diversity data, workplace discrimination and inclusion are near-daily topics in the media.

Leading, Unofficially

This edition of The Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Project Director for Simplify Compliance. For most of us, the path to becoming a leader starts years before an official leadership title and a team of employees are granted.