Working from Home Isn’t the Issue

A couple of months ago Marissa Mayer asked all Yahoo employees to give up the privilege of working from home and make the trip into the office.  A vigorous debate ensued and individuals on both sides of the argument took nearly religious positions regarding whether she had made a mistake. Are you kidding?  There is no right or…

Don’t make it bigger than it needs to be

Not many people have a strong work ethic these days.  Those that do understand their responsibilities, work hard to fulfill them, and go the extra mile when necessary.  I have a profound respect for people who value hard work and diligence and see them as morally beneficial and character building.  For those who share this…

Integrity is not honesty

I’m not sure there is any one lesson that my parents stressed more than the importance of integrity when I was growing up.  True to the lesson, my father did more than preach integrity, he modeled integrity.  Over the course of my career I have realized how few people really understand what integrity is (hint,…

The Lost Art of Follow Up

I have a confession to make:  I’ve been blown away by the mere fact that within the past 3 days I’ve had two people “follow up” with me.  The first was a thank you note from someone who interviewed with Three Pillar and is hoping to land a position.  The second was removing her name…

My Thanksgiving Top 10

For Teresa, who is the most wonderful wife and mother and somehow still puts up with my entrepreneurial tendencies and workaholism For each one of my kids – Sarah, Joseph, Rebekah, Catherine, Jacob, and Rosie – who are the joy of my life and who make Barry Manilow look like a prophet – “I feel…