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Work from home and making adult choices

by Mike Rollings  |  March 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

My friend and colleague Jack Santos sent me a link to the NYTimes story “Looking for a lesson in Google’s Perks” by James B. Stewart. Jack knows I am interested in work from home and anything else for that matter related to employee engagement. The article states that “Google doesn’t require employees to work from […]

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Goodbye Baked Ham

by Mike Rollings  |  November 28, 2012  |  Comments Off

Zig Ziglar died today. The title may make instant sense to his followers or to those of you that have heard me tell his story about baked ham. It’s about his wife sawing the end off of a roast before baking because she thinks it creates a better roast. But when they call the originator […]

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Employers ask for Facebook passwords but not social skills

by Mike Rollings  |  April 9, 2012  |  1 Comment

Lately there has been a lot of buzz about employers asking potential employees for their Facebook passwords. I heard yet another story about this over the weekend. While I don’t feel employers should be asking for social media passwords, this post is more about the irony that employers want social passwords but are not asking […]

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IT job postings ask for the wrong thing

by Mike Rollings  |  April 5, 2012  |  1 Comment

My report “Job Postings – Hiring for IT’s Past” published today on This Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) report is a wake-up call for IT organizations because it shows that most IT organizations are hiring for the wrong requirements. In late 2011 and early 2012 we sampled current job postings in six major job […]

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Three Cups of Tea and Improving Relationships

by Mike Rollings  |  December 6, 2010  |  1 Comment

Friday night my children and I had the pleasure to hear Greg Mortenson speak at the St. Louis County Library.  Mortenson is a humanitarian and advocate for children’s education in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  He is the author of “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones to Schools“, two books about his life’s work to promote peace […]

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Enterprise architects are mad as hell and not going to take this anymore

by Mike Rollings  |  October 22, 2010  |  2 Comments

Okay, enterprise architects, this is your chance to join a fellow architect and go scream out the window.  Just like in the movie Network where longtime news anchor Howard Beale delivers a live rant claiming that life is ‘BS’, architects can join @chrisvenable as he screams along with other enterprise architects… “I’m as mad as […]


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Change Requires Commitment, Repetition, and Feedback

by Mike Rollings  |  September 29, 2010  |  Comments Off

Scientists have studied the human brain to make some amazing discoveries about the ability to learn, adapt, and relearn abilities lost resulting from brain trauma. The Brain Fitness Program — a public television program about brain plasticity, which is the lifelong ability of the brain to reorganize neural pathways based on new experiences—provides insight into […]

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Communication and Communities

by Mike Rollings  |  August 30, 2010  |  2 Comments

We think we need a community to advance an idea , but in reality it is not one community, it is many communities.  This is why communication and influence is so challenging.  If it were just one community then one way of communicating something would work and communication wouldn’t be so challenging. Communicating one way […]


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