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  • - leadership
    drinks Instead they d Let me stand next to your fire You know that boring video they show at the beginning of every flight the one that says in the event the cabin loses pressure you should first put on your own oxygen mask before you help anyone else There s an important message there so look up from your smartphone and Buddy can you spare 14 97 A few years ago I gave up on Blackberry and got an iPhone I patiently waited in line at my unnamed provider s local outlet to complete the transaction You see I d been pitched a deal trade in your old brick for a shiny new tricorder for only 50 if Making An Honest Living In June of 2010 my very good friend and former colleague Luisa Girotto asked me an incredible question and some might add made me a generous offer Mel do you want to write a book with me Did I ever I d been in the trenches with Luisa for close to 6 Recent Posts What do dreams actually mean Help us fight human trafficking and then you realize you re a liar too and what to do

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  • - admin
    they d leave early so they didn t have to deal with the actual debauchery displayed by some employees who get too loose after a few free drinks Instead they d What ever happened to class Several years ago I was cold called by a senior communicator from a large packaged goods company who was looking for someone to lead her internal communication team We had several amazing telephone conversations traded tonnes of email and had a face to face interview The interview I thought Let me go Stevo and I live in a 900 square foot home along with a 14 pound dog who sometimes looms large On the best of days things are cozy This time every year I get the itch to purge Spring is a time for renewal and I can t renew anything if Let me stand next to your fire You know that boring video they show at the beginning of every flight the one that says in the event the cabin loses pressure you should first put on your own oxygen mask before you help anyone else There s an important message there so look up from your smartphone and Buddy can you spare 14 97 A few years ago I gave up on Blackberry and got an iPhone I patiently waited in line at my unnamed provider s local outlet to complete the transaction You see I d been pitched a deal trade in your old brick for a shiny new tricorder for only 50 if Making An Honest Living In June of 2010 my very good friend and former colleague Luisa Girotto asked me an incredible question and some might add made me a generous offer Mel do you want to write a book with me Did I ever I d

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  • - I don’t wanna know…
    I understand that Ghomeshi was their golden egg I was a huge fan too But the CBC is the CBC not Jian Ghomeshi And one of the primary roles of HR is workplace health and safety And one of the primary roles of communication is reputation management To that end how could CBC brass ignore the innuendo that seemed to be swirling around him at media events concerts etc How could they not hear the whispers from others in the media about how Ghomeshi was a creepy perve with bad pick up lines How could they not smell the cologne How could they explain why feeder universities stopped sending interns to Q their flagship show that conceivably anyone with a pulse would want to work for It s easy to point this stuff out now after social media and the like have filled in so many blanks but come on the signs were there They re an investigative journalism powerhouse for sake Why didn t they quietly turn over some rocks How could they not see the growing risk to their people s health and safety and to their fragile reputation Easy They didn t want to see it They left the party early so they wouldn t have to deal with the debauchery live And now they have to manage the fallout I applied for an internal communication job at the CBC in 2007 I can t believe I m saying this but I m so glad I didn t get it Not because I couldn t handle this it would suck but I d get by but instead because I couldn t handle the CBC s unwillingness to handle it until it was too late Mel One Response to I don t wanna know Mel says December 2

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  • - Let me go
    they re ratty old dolls and hand me downs that I can no longer hand down We don t have kids and our nephews would laugh in my face if I tried to palm this stuff off on them And my sister would kill me So what to do Last Sunday I screwed up my resolve and threw out a bunch of junk including a miniature table and chair set my granddad made for me out of clothes pins My grandmother made the cushions from the material that covered her mother s couch I hadn t thought about this stuff in years it was broken and covered in dust and was sucking up valuable space so into the garbage it went I was pretty self satisfied change is hard and letting go of once cherished belongings means I m strong You can t get on with the new until you let go of the old Several hours later I was laying in bed and feeling really guilty My granddad made that table with his old man hands and my grandmother lovingly stuffed those little cushions probably sticking herself with pins on the way Now one of those chairs is on display in my living room It takes up about 10 square centimetres in total Yes I dug it out of the garbage shut up What I learned is that you don t have to completely wipe out the past to get on with the future Your past is part of who you are like that clothes pin chair with the 100 year old cushions Just don t get hung up on the whole thing On that note anyone interested in 19 smurfs gently loved I m keeping the hiker Call me Mel One Response to Let me go Kiran says

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  • - So long Claire
    the funding model If you re as disgusted by this as I am go here and give them some money Anyway there have been a lot of changes over the years Personalities come and go Some couldn t leave soon enough and still others can t take the hint and stick around forever But it s the ones that wheedle their way into our hearts through our living rooms or car radios that kill us a little when they up and leave Two words Barbara Budd okay I ll say Mary Lou Finlay too but she retired And for the record I know Barbara didn t leave The latest is Claire Martin that intrepid delightful charming Claire who made weather national and local interesting and often hilarious Thanks Claire you ruined our Friday with your final weather cast But here s the thing we ve seen Claire leave before Only last time it was Avril Benoit whose exit created space for the amazing Matt Galloway And Claire Martin her entry was kind of facilitated by the exit of the charming Nick Cerncovich So though change can be sad it can also make way for us to meet new friends Like Claire Martin So good luck Claire as you head off on your next adventure Hopefully we ll see you sometime in the near future on the Discovery channel like our old pal Barbara Budd Ug don t even get me started about Barbara Budd Mel Leave a Reply Cancel reply Comment Spamcheck Enabled Recent Posts What do dreams actually mean Help us fight human trafficking and then you realize you re a liar too and what to do to fix it I don t wanna know What ever happened to class Recent Comments Mel on I don t wanna know

    Original URL path: http://www.pivot.ca/so-long-claire/ (2016-02-13)
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  • - What are you all about?
    a tight team of like minded and talented friends it makes sense that my values are Pivot s values I know Pivot s purpose to help make work not suck We do this via communication culture and change work But what of Pivot s values In our forthcoming book my good friend and co author Luisa and I talk at length about seven core behaviours that when combined help people make An Honest Living Should I go with those given how passionate I feel about them and how much we ve done to hone our thinking around them After some consideration I think I will because they re pretty good and many of them latter up into the core value of integrity This is handy because it helps me collapse the list and take my own advice to not have more than five Also it s the value I cherish most So after working with a client to help them identify their values I ve also finally determined Pivot s Here they are in no particular order except for the first one of course We act with integrity When you work with us always expect honesty accountability trustworthiness because that s what you ll get We act like and treat others as adults We treat you like grown ups unless you re children or animals and then we re even nicer and expect you to do the same with us We are personal We never hide behind you can t talk about THAT at work business IS personal What you see friends is what you get We have a heart We re human and so are you We ll always treat you as living breathing caring people with hearts and souls not just minds It s good to love your

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  • - Not your average bubblegum
    now who should take this very sound advice Mel Leave a Reply Cancel reply Comment Spamcheck Enabled Recent Posts What do dreams actually mean Help us fight human trafficking and then you realize you re a liar too and what to do to fix it I don t wanna know What ever happened to class Recent Comments Mel on I don t wanna know Kiran on Let me go Archives

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