Drop your ego to learn how to change to succeed

Drop your ego to learn how to change to succeed

(This is NonsenseAtWork MindShift #9) Be quick to admit when you don’t know When does real change happen? Real change happens when real learning begins.

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To feed yourself, stop going with the flow

To feed yourself, stop going with the flow

I am confused. I read something on the internet recently that has me questioning one of my favorite seven rules to easy success.

Leader, Manager, Boss. Which is best? Now you can decide

Leader, Manager, Boss. Which is best? Now you can decide

No charm in being late

No charm in being late

When I was your age and still dating, I was never late to pick up my date. If too early, I cruised around the block until I could knock on her door at exactly the appointed time.

Why we still don’t believe your “I didn’t do it!”

Why we still don’t believe your “I didn’t do it!”

Kids! When something breaks or goes wrong, the cry is heard across the land, ‘I didn’t do it!’ Time was when most kids out grew the cry. But today?

Thank goodness Friday puts you closer to Monday

Thank goodness Friday puts you closer to Monday

I chatted casually with a stranger recently as we walked to her place of work. She was friendly and cheerful, and seemed happy to be going to work. So I made some silly comment about her mood, to which she replied, “It’s Friday!”

Making daily decisions without blame drives me nuts

Making daily decisions without blame drives me nuts

I am a registered voter. What drives me nuts about politicians is their inability to make decisions. If not that, then it’s their ability to make poor decisions.

Every hostile work place has a bully at the top

Every hostile work place has a bully at the top

The typical organization is a hierarchy of imbalanced power, which makes it a perfect bully factory. Unless the leaders stop it.

The Shrinking Leadership Syndrome is not on vacation

The Shrinking Leadership Syndrome is not on vacation

What are your vacation plans? What! Only taking a couple of days off? Surely not. You know that it takes at least five days just to begin to unwind.

On the downhill to sticky success

On the downhill to sticky success

Here is an important message from Nonsense At Work. The name of the month is July and the number of the month is seven. Do you know what that means?

Parents must teach shades of gray

Parents must teach shades of gray

With many kids on school vacation, I wish to remind all parents to ‘teach your children well.’

Crossing The Nonsense Divide

The Madiba Mindset

Torn In The New SA

Nonsense Discovered (in progress)

Nonsense At Work (in progress)

Nonsense Divides (in progress)

photo: Alison Hattingh 2010

Bull in the Valley of Plenty (in progress)

Fleeing the nonsense of the city only to step in the bull of the country. photo: Herman Nel (fellow hiker) 1987

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