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Saturday, November 17, 2007

I Grew Up with Casey Casem & Dr. Demento
When I spot a top ten list I have a hard time not taking a peek. Fast Company recently featured
Top Ten Work/Life Balance Turn-Offs on their blog. A bit negative but good grains of truth and several buzz terms worth noting.

Friday, October 12, 2007

"It's like... T.V."
I am not a believer in the concept of educational television; that is the passive connection with the animal kingdom, Sesame St. or Dora and all hear explorer friends. I grew up in the golden brown television Age of the Brady Bunch, Charlie's Angels, All in the Family, Taxi , Seals & Kroft, Martin & Rowen, Shields & Yarn ell and on and on....

I love to read and I enjoy a good show on the box.I have yet to hear about the brain science based benefits of T.V. I do get a kick out of the 'learning programs" with cool, clever WordGirl and the lively Higglytown Heroes.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Wasting time at work? You're not alone

Americans who feel bored and underpaid do work hard -- at surfing the net and catching up on gossip, according to a survey that found U.S. workers waste about 20 percent of their working day.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lackluster growth in U.S. jobs
The L.A. Times featured an article which is a concise description on shopping for work in the current market.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Which Superhero are you?
We all have a natural gift = talents, skills + fascinations. Your gift is your superpowers and I offer a short quiz to help provide you with comic clues.
Facebook Web plan hopes to boost activism
I continue to find the existence of LinkedIn, Squidoo and others to push the local poverty ball into the court of our scattered change makers. The article above from the SF Gate publication provides good questions -- bring the noise!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Boring Meetings Suck
What other way is there to say it with conviction. I am remiss in not posting on the new book by local creatives Don "The IDEA Guy" and Jon Petz. Click on the title link to learn more about this gem of a book and while you are there stop into Don and Jon's remarkable websites.

Support local talent! It has never been this easy --the book is a steal and a gift for anyone who reads it and utilizes ideas that stop boredom dead in its tracks. Boring Meeting Suck is funny, fascinating and functional.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Transit Arts - Young Artists on the Move...Transforming our Community
Local Hip-Hops, beat drops and mic spots (if you care to share your spoken art.)
This is the only group of young artists in Columbus that offer this scene.

COME OUT and enjoy!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

This Artists' Way
Local artist and High School student Luisa is offering several of her sketches on her e-gallery. If you make a purchase you get to own an original from a young artist and support her journey to Africa to work with children. Click on Portfolio to take advantage of this good work.

I am fortunate to have my order early.

Enjoy the gallery!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Making Magic and Meaning
This Sunday local hero Jon Petz ; Professional speaker, author and magician unveils the annual Miracles & Magic Presented by National City to benefit The Adventures For Wish Kids Foundation.

My young daughter and I attend this fantastic event as an annual tradition.

Click on the link above to learn more about the April 1 shows and the Foundation.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Human + Capital =
April's Fast Company magazine and web site feature interesting articles about the current state of Corporate Initiatives aimed at improving the health corporate culture. "Measured Progress" provides new information on how companies are measuring the impact that yields a benefit for shareholder and community member.

I remember first hearing the phrase Employer of Choice seven or eight years ago and I still find this to be the exception. I do believe that the various generations that make up our workforce expect more and are increasingly willing to work in a new way to create more "people - friendly" companies.

Monday, March 19, 2007

"You Get What You Pay For"

Click on the title to view a refreshing Chronicle of Philanthropy article on the quality of life style of the modern human services worker. It is good to read a concise description of a core dilemma that prevent the "charity business" from attracting and retaining talent.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Leading The Way
In a recent New York Times interview "Opportunity and Its Helpers ", United Way of America President Brian Gallagher shared intimate events of his life story that briefly describes his personal story of leadership and mission.

Brian served as President of United Way of Central Ohio for several years before taking the position at the National Office. As Director of Employment for United Way I learned about the United Way movement from an authentic leader.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Dream Your Own Dream

I get the chance to talk to unemployed adults and students about "having more than one dream' for their future.

This personal dream site offers several fun Vocational choices to work with. I choose --Become A Superhero for obvious reasons.