This week's Post of the Week is all about a sarcastic response I got when I asked a friend how they were doing. It made me think about what that person was really thinking and feeling and what we think and feel when our work is not aligned to who we are or what we want.
This week also includes my review of the new Pixel 4XL cell phone. Don't let other reviews scare you. This is one amazing phone, listen to find out what makes it so great and the one little thing that isn't great.
Every year many professionals get the invite to their organization's annual holiday gathering. These events are considered a pain by some and a highly anticipated party to others. The reality is that is both of those things and more. This weeks episode let's us explore holiday parties from all angles. Listen and be prepared for your own Holiday Party!
Sometimes we find that we are the low end of the salary distribution for our job. The normal reaction is to be insulted and try and change the situation to be on par with our colleagues, but maybe, just maybe it's a good idea to be paid a bit lower than the next guy or gal. Also, this episode includes a review of the best TV available today!
Oftentimes in our career, we are asked to lead, or be a big part of, something we know is going to be an unmitigated disaster or a complete failure. Sooner or later it's unavoidable. There can be real negative consequences for the professional in these situations. So how can you best handle them? Listen to this show for both public and private sector examples of disasters and a few great tips on how to navigate these intense situations!
NOTE: This show was intentionally published a few days later than normal to give a bit more time for Episode 125, our big live special, to be at the top of the feed. Thanks for your understanding!
Listen in to this bonus show to hear some of the most impactful minds in workforce development talking about Leadership, Life and have a few laughs along the way! LIVE from the 2019 NCWorks Partnership Conference!
We all know everyone has flaws in their life. The challenges of some people tend toward the extreme. The big question then becomes, should you accept them as a regular component of your life? This week we explore the pro's and con's of it. We also share when you really do need to eject someone from your life.
IMPORTANT: Stay tuned for a very special live edition episode 124!
What's on your Bucket List? Do you think you will be able to achieve those goals? Is it fantasy or is there some reality in what you dream of? All these thoughts and more are explored in this week's Post of the Week. Also, don't forget that next show (ep 123) we are scheduled to have our first major live event!
Batteries are everywhere, they are in every facet of our our work and home lives. Technology advancement in power storage has progressed but nowhere near rate of the things that batteries are powering. This means we have more and more stuff that that rely on to do more and more things in our life and it's all powered by battery tech that is nearly as limited today as it was a hundred years ago. This show is about batteries, just make sure your phone or mp3 has a full charge so you can to listen to the whole thing.
This week's show asks a couple of simple questions. The first question, "Is your organization more about perceptions or outcomes?", is about the employer. The second question, "Do you fit in there?" is about you. Turns out the answers to these questions aren't easy in a world filled with highly complex organizations. Listen on to explore this topic!
Quiet time is an important part of most people's day. It's a moment to reflect, and charge up for the onslaught of the collision points we have to deal with throughout our lives. This show is all about the quiet time we all need every day.
Also, we have some news about the show, specifically some new equipment and events.
What started as a Post of the Week commentary on the value of digital Networking, think LinkedIn or Facebook, became a strong guide on how to properly structure a networking event in the professional world. It's a little long, and a little detailed, but the information in this PotW is really strong for anyone who wants to make more connections in their Professional lives!
Also, check out the Media Musings Segment after the Post of the Week for a last minute review of Jon Anderson's 1000 hands tour.
If you have ever sat down with a financial planner or read an article about how much is needed in liquid savings, i.e. cash on hand? You've probably were told to keep 3-6 months in savings. If your one of those people, which is to say most people, who doesn't save, I would agree. If you are a saver, then is that advice correct? The answer is actually "No", but you have to listen to this post of the week to find out why! Warning: The post has *gasp* numbers in it!
Disappointment happens at work, at home, and in every aspect of our life. It happens when we reach and don't succeed and it happens when we do nothing but the world around us changes. No matter if you are at life or work, understanding the impact of disappointment and figuring out how to deal with it is important to navigating the worlds of work and life!
In the past, the robots took over 'good' factory jobs and it took decades before the workforce recovered, and some would argue it never recovered. The same thing is happening to professionals, as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Cloud are all coming together to displace the types of jobs that used to require a college degree. Sectors like Engineering, Financial, Medical, and even Information Technology itself are all being affected. What can you do to Survive? Listen to this show and learn what your options are!
In this episode, we have a quick update on the book and a great post of the week that serves as a reminder that no matter who you are, what job you are in, and how stable your organization is, there is always the possibility that you may be let go. It's also something that's true in both great economic times and bad ones.
Have you ever created a vision board to help you really stay focused on the things you want to achieve? I have, but in this episode, I really take a look at the benefits of 'having a vision' verses not. Also, there is some great News and Updates on my first tentative steps into the world of editing and publishing.
In this episode, we have our LONGEST EVER Conversational Chaos with the return of Brandy Ober and first-time guest Alexis Peluso. This one gets really chaotic as it's all about stupid boys! We also have a great post of the week about how Normal People struggle in the professional world because they are... well... Normal. Don't forget to listen after the end credits for some funny outtakes.
In this episode, we bring back the News and Updates segment because we have updates about finally reaching a huge milestone for Peluso Presents! We also have a great conversation chaos segment with Brandy Ober. Don't forget to check out the bloopers after the end credits too...
There are parallels for making connections, long term connections, in our personal and our professional lives. Today's show talks about putting down these roots and how our careers can benefit from them. There is also an initial review of Assasins Creed Odyssey in the Media Musings segment.
A trip to the zoo last year influenced this episode about how Zoo's and other public-serving non-profit institutions are becoming more predatory with their income generating techniques. The show returns with a Conversational Chaos segment (that's not too chaotic) with my wife Michele about the topic too!
Lists are a great tool for accomplishing things. This episode explores lists and all the ways they can empower us.
We are living in a world where AI and Automation are careening into each other and in the process, the impact is changing the very structure of humanity. It's all happening right before our eyes and employers are taking notice and as always leveraging change to drive productivity. This show attempts to answer the question: What happens when AI managed self-driving cars collides with the world of work?
Going back old school with an episode that focuses 100% on the post of the week. In this case, we have a tremendously dense exploration of the Herzberg motivators and hygiene factors theory as it relates to today's professional. What do you need to be satisfied at work and in life? What causes stress and discomfort when it's something needed at work isn't there?
We have a short show for you this week, with a quick intro, a Post of the Week that's really a rant on the culture change around cell phone acquisitions, and a rambling part 7 review of Red Dead Redemption 2.
This week we discuss family trips, crap bags, and annoying girls on the bus in our Conversational Chaos with Aldo. We also take have a fantastic post of the weak that explores all the Do's and Don'ts of starting a new job. Plus another look in our seemingly never-ending review of Red Dead Redemption II