Online Reviews: Are they for Real?

Online Reviews: Are they for Real?

When you read a review online do you really, really know for whence it came? Whether it’s a 5-star review or a negative Nancy (or Norm), can you rely on its veracity? After reading a recent Wall Street Journal article, I’m not so sure. In Have Online Reviews Lost All...
BOM Hits the Road for Networking Opportunities

BOM Hits the Road for Networking Opportunities

I’m a firm believer that, tempting as it is, you simply can’t conduct all business from behind a desk or by phone or email. Sometimes you just have to get out and shake hands and meet people face-to-face. That’s why a few times each year this King Monkey hits the road...
When You’re Not There, Who Does The Work?

When You’re Not There, Who Does The Work?

I’ve written a lot in this blog about how every team needs to have a star performer—a certain someone who always seems to step up at just the right time with an extra effort to propel you and your efforts forward. While I firmly embrace the idea of a star performer,...