on priorities

A lot of time and money can be spent on a range of things that might impact quality of life at work, writes John Campbell, but it seems that when people make decisions to stay or leave, the relationship they have with their immediate manager is one of the main factors influencing this decision.

(dead link) People leave managers, not companies (http://www.ssa.org.au/magazine/pdf/2005/08/busmgt_1_200508.pdf)

Why Do You Blog?

Q: If you’ve ever stopped blogging for a long period of time, or abandonded a blog, why did you?

I started the blog at the beginning of February 2005. Eleven posts and thirty days later I stopped and didn’t write another post for over a year. What was going through my head when I decided to quit? There was a little bit of “What do I know and who would want to read it?”, definitely. And I think I found the freedom of it very appealing on paper but scary in practice. I had worked for years as a writer, doing tech docs and marketing stuff. I was used to going through multiple drafts and reviews before publishing anything. A direct channel to the world made me feel sort of naked and unprotected. But eventually I started it up again because I felt like I was missing out on connecting with interesting people who were interested in some of the same stuff I was. This turned out to be absolutely true.

(dead link) Why indeed, Darren. Why indeed. (http://www.obviousness.net/2007/01/why-indeed-darren-why-indeed.html)

Girl Talk!

# Did you know kissing is healthy? # It’s good to cry.

# Chicken soup actually makes you feel better.

# 94% of boys would love it if you sent them flowers.

# Lying is actually unhealthy.

# Only apply mascara to your top lashes.

# It’s actually true, boys DO insult you when they like you!

# 89% of guys want YOU to make the 1st move.

# Ya but 99.99% of girls want guys to make the first move.

# Chocolate will make you feel better! # Most boys think it’s cute when you say the wrong thing.

# A good friend never judges. # A good foundation will hide hickeys! …not that you have any.

# Boys aren’t worth your tears

# We ALL love surprises!!