One of of the best parts of writing a blog is joining a community of bloggers and sharing ideas, opinions and sometimes games! Today, Anita Bruzzese, blogger, columnist and author of 45 Things You Do that Drive Your Boss Crazy tagged me in what she calls a “new meme being passed around the blogosphere.”
Anita describes the rules:
Find the book nearest to you, go to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence and then type the following three sentences. After that, you pass the message along to other people you want to bug… uh, get to contribute.
Of course, the book nearest me is my own, “45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy…and How to Avoid Them”:
Anything that has a “those people kind of edge to it should be ommitted from your language in the workplace. Speak up if there a problem. If you find something a coworker says is insenstive, take the person aside and calmly say, “You know, you’re giving all women a bad name when you make sweeping, derogatory comments about men.” Focus on the behavior, not the person. Calling someone a racist or a bigot won’t get you anywhere — it will just erect more barriers.”
I have been reading a soon-to be-released book by Tamara Erickson, published by Harvard Business Press – Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation. This optimistic book takes a look at opportunities and changes that may be coming to the workplace as boomers reach retirement age:
Request a lateral move. Lateral moves are a particular subset of fresh assignments that allow you to develop new skill sets, thus providing even greater scope of experience, and enhance learning more, than a new assignment based on your existing skill set. Ideally a transfer sideways would be based on some mix of new knowledge and existing strong capabilities. Expect options to move laterally to become more common; with the changing shape of the workforce, vertical promotions – advancement up the hierarchy – will occur less frequently.
Stay tuned for a full review of Erickson’s book on this blog!
I’m going to pass this game on to some friends at Secrets of the Job Hunt:
Please, join in!
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