Posts Tagged ‘workplace dynamics’

Michael Scott – Please Don’t Leave!

Dear Michael:

Please don’t leave Dunder Mifflin.

I’ve been watching your documentary series, The Office, for several years now.  The Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin is a riveting study in workplace human behavior.  And you, my dear sir, are my favorite subject.

I particularly love The Office because, for …

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Pickup Hoop at the Y

The day my parents dropped me off for my college orientation, my mother, undoubtedly concerned about my ability to connect with others, told me that after unpacking I should immediately go where students play pickup basketball.   “Social life at college is easy for boys,” she insisted. “They just go to …

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Gym Management Lessons

Had a great workout today on the Elliptical machine.  “Dude,” my kid sister Shannon has repeatedly told me, “Impossible for dudes to look cool on the Elliptical.” “Shan,” I’ve responded each time in turn, “Cool shook me loose about 22 years ago.”

Anyway, a few minutes into my workout, my …

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Let’s Hop on a Call!

Got an idea today when I opened my calendar and saw, horror of horrors, a perfectly clean slate. My To Do list was long—

  1. complete materials for an upcoming presentation,
  2. finalize a proposal,
  3. follow up with two people who have already received proposals, and
  4. draft a partnership agreement.

But I …

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Got beat by an 8-word email

Yep, 8 freaking words completely altered the course of my day. I was sailing along, feeling 100% bullet-proof, when all of a sudden the little zinger pinged my inbox. I clicked it open, read the 8 words, and my good spirits washed out of me in a nanosecond.

No, the …

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