Years ago I had a boss whose nickname around the company was “the drill sergeant.” She had a reputation for being the kind of person who would be in your face the minute you screwed up. Others in the company would often ask those of us on her team, “Don’t you just dread going to […]
Like a lot of people, my first real job began with two weeks of training. Unlike a lot of people, the training never ended. My first employer had a massive commitment to the professional development of employees. They proved quickly that it wasn’t just lip service in the company brochure.
I’ve received many certificates of appreciation, and other similar items of recognition over the years. At one point, I had acquired so many that I purchased a binder for them. Awhile back, I tossed most of the certificates during a move. Not because I wasn’t grateful for the recognition, but because most of them simply […]