Tag: Santa Claus

[Life Back West] December 2013 – What Would Agnes Do?

Italianate Victorian Painted Lady in San Franc...Over 70, she summoned me from across Liberty Street with a wave of her hand as I wondered what a stranger was doing motioning to me. Newly moved from Chicago, it was definitely not something that would happen in the Windy City unless the person was psychotic.

She has been dead for over a decade and I still remember the first time we met as if it was yesterday. Over 70, she summoned me from across Liberty Street with a wave of her hand as I wondered what a stranger was doing motioning to me. Newly moved from Chicago, it was definitely […]

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HP’s CEO Meg Whitman: Next Blame Santa?

English: Santa Claus with a little girl Espera...

If the choice is to take a fall for something you didn’t do, or credit your predecessor who did the deed, even my advice would be to do the latter. There is no glory in taking a hit you don’t deserve. Anyone in a senior role, as I noted to a client this week, will […]

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Better to Be Naughty (or Mean) than Nice?

Santa Checks the Naughty or Nice List

The word from a recent study is that people who make things miserable for everyone else at work get paid the most. So if mean people make more than everyone else, is it better – in this season of Christmas – to be naughty or nice? Best answer? It depends While mean people, frequently stereotyped as those hard charging, […]

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