Archives by Tag 'career experiences'

kd lang sings Hallelujah

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Saturday, March 22, 2008

I was reminded today of the beauty of k d lang singing Leondard Cohen's Hallelujah. You can check it out by clicking on the following link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=P_NpxTWbovE She blows me away with the beauty of her voice and the humility with which she responds to her standing ovation!!

Do you want to be right or do you want to win?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

When I first started working, I thought the answer to this question was so obvious it did not merit thinking about. Of course, I wanted to be right! How could I consider myself to have won, if I had not been right/done the right thing etc. And today, I look back and think I was quite naive! In fact, I have come full circle. I can see clearly that winning provides me with the ability to influence/have the impact I want to have. And the more I win, the more influence and impact I have. In my opinion, this is an interesting place from which to evaluate any position you take, particularly when things do not seem "fair" or you seem ...

What is a duffleflucker? Nobody warned me; men can’t multi-task!

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Saturday, March 8, 2008

I coined this term last Christmas. I felt like I was running around doing 8 million things every day and my husband (who has one person on his list for whom to shop) let me know he didn't care for Christmas; it was so stressful!! So many things to do, so many people to keep happy, so many gifts to buy (and no idea what to buy!) And I lost it!! I told him he might start by paying attention to what people seem to like and buying it for them. I promised they would be blown away by the thoughtfulness, whether the gift was perfect or not. But I digress! And I really blew it when I asked him ...