Monthly Archives: March 2007

Effective Networkers are Givers

A lot of networking sounds, in effect, something like this: Hello, I’m looking for a job. Do you have any openings? Too many people approach networking as an opportunity to get something they need — usually a job — and when the need is fulfilled, they quit networking. It’s all about ‘getting’. True networking, however,… Read More »

Coach Dustin, et al

Last week was spring break for our schools, so we took the opportunity to spend some time with our extended family at the lake. (That’s why I haven’t posted for a few days.) We stayed in a cabin that was perched on a hill just a few yards above the lake, with a large veranda… Read More »

Career Success

What defines a “successful” career? Money? Power? Prestige? Popularity? Too often we define success by looking in the review mirror. We look at our accomplishments to see how our peers and employers value our contribution — measured by our salary, position, or influence. In other words, we let the market be our measure of success… Read More »

The Value of Work #2

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a comment about the Value of Work. To my surprise, it has become the most popular post on my blog to date, despite the fact — or perhaps because of the fact — that it contains no original content on my part. (Thanks for keeping me humble!) Considering… Read More »

The Ultimate Gift

My good friend Toby from Impact Productions writes: The family-friendly film The Ultimate Gift opens this weekend in about 800 theaters. It is not an Impact Productions film but the story was written by Tulsa native Jim Stovall who is a friend of Impact and we had the chance to screen the film last summer.… Read More »