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It’s About Time

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Most of us love to help another out. Most of us like to volunteer for a cause we believe in. We love to join our peers and help. It’s human nature.

Then it happens.  (Oddly, I’m writing about time management and I just received an email with subject line: “How saying no will change your life”) Finish Reading 'It’s About Time'

Boeing Going Gone? — After the job, who are you?

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What’d you all think of the interview Mr. McNearny gave the other day. When we were Boeing employees and consultants, we used to joke that Mac was really all about working to his retirement, funding his bonuses with extreme cuts and short term vision of profits over quality.

As I read that article in the Seattle News Media, I couldn’t help but wonder.

When I left the dictum was to cut 4% per year no matter what. They also had an unspoken but clearly implemented rule of not hiring anyone who wasn’t considered a ‘recent college graduate.’

I feel bad for the last survivors of the Old Boeing – the place where people were proud to be there a lifetime.

There’s not much worse than just going through the daily grind, working like you are important but knowing your head could be chopped off any moment. At the whim of the newest manager, the wiles of the latest reorganizational demands, or simply because you chose to honor a family member’s need instead of working on a Saturday.

Yeah it happens — but here’s how to deal with it.

Boeing lays people off all the time. It’s just a job — a good job and great career while it lasts — but nevertheless, it’s just a job.

When you let your self-identity be defined by your employer, you are the one that set the stage. Sure, it’s hard to say goodbye to a job that you loved. But if you can always keep in mind that you are focused on self-improvement all the time, then your job, your skills, your training and your trajectory take you to new places. You might look back, but it’s with the keen eye of gratitude. You’ll never again feel that pang of getting kicked in the gut.

Great news for IT People

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This just in: New Doors are Opening as the world of IT moves forward. I’m excited because it means the beginning of new opportunities as opposed to people chasing survival modes.

IT May Be In For High Staff Turnover in 2014 (via slashdot)

CIOs and the technologists who work for them have vastly different ideas of who has a good job and who’s going to be looking for a new one someday soon, according to a new survey report. Seventy-two percent of chief information officers (CIOs) believe…

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