Of all of the sayings I have “borrowed” from my significant other, “you catch more flies with honey” is probably my favorite.
Can you believe it? My mom is retiring today, after decades of service to the public school system. Don’t tell her employers though. They wouldn’t even front her $26 for a congratulations lunch.
Our landlords are kicking us out of our apartment. We have spent the last six years here. It was our first apartment together. It was the apartment where I proposed and the apartment where we returned after our honeymoon.
These are the words I send to any team members I interact with on a consistent basis. I send them first thing every Monday morning.
As I take my first steps into working at a larger organization, I reflect on the number of differences between the hierarchy and governance of a team of thousands versus a team of 20. Despite the fundamental shift in processes, one thing remains a constant—the overuse of acronyms to describe everything.