Saturday, July 29, 2017

Death Spa.






Death Spa.





Watched this flick the other night. Had me laughing good. 80s, gym workout stuff, and people randomly getting killed in ridiculous ways--what's not to love?


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Google+ is favorite social network among users.


Google+ is favorite social network among users.





Makes sense to me. Google+ users, even when dissatisfied, are passionate about the network. You can hear it in how they speak about the network. And a lot of that has to do with respect Google employees have shown its users through the years. Let's hope that respect continues to be shown and ears always remain open.









Listening to your users is super important. Ignoring them and doing whatever makes the most money, or appeases shareholders, does not.









Originally shared by Derek Ross









Google+ is the most loved social network. Can confirm. I LOVE Google+​ more than any other.







https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-switch/wp/2017/07/25/google-just-beat-twitter-facebook-and-every-other-social-network-in-customer-satisfaction-survey/


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Just completed first draft of Mercedes Masterson book 1.


Just completed first draft of Mercedes Masterson book 1.





Rejoice! Rejoice! I have just completed the first draft of book 1 in my detective novella series. Super excited about this. I can feel it isn't perfect, but a complete story. There were things I wanted to include, but didn't for some reason or another that will need further consideration. Also, there were things I felt might need to be included along the way. And there were things I hinted at that never really fully developed, so I'll need to make choices on those and develop or chop as necessary.









And then, of course, there's the actual editing stuff--like making it sound good. But I'm super excited that book 1 is officially on its way.









And to celebrate, here's a song from my Mercedes Masterson playlist.









#amwriting #MercedesMasterson







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ByxuVIec7E


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Playing Star Wars Battlefront while listening to the soundtrack to Underworld. Still an awesome soundtrack.


Playing Star Wars Battlefront while listening to the soundtrack to Underworld. Still an awesome soundtrack.







https://youtu.be/UGoIpdZQkI0


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Belittling your employees.






Belittling your employees.





Something I've been thinking about lately... you can't belittle your employees as a leader or manager. And there's two ways that can happen, both are equally damaging.









1) Privately. Belittling employees to their face and when you are alone with them.









2) Publicly. Belittling your employees in front of other employees. Whether it's behind their back to other employees or in front of other employees, the result is similar. Employees will begin to take sides and the victimized employee will be shamed, humiliated and drug through the dirt.









The thing that always comes to my mind when I witness this behavior: you're the boss. If you are dissatisfied with an employee's performance, do something about it. You are literally in a position to actually do something about it. Coworkers with said employee are not. There is no excuse or reason to engage in building up an army against YOUR employee. It makes zero sense. Are you in charge or not? If so, act like it. Talking down and belittling your own employee doesn't show you have some sort of dominance in the relationship. It pretty much just makes you look like an abusive person.









So the next time you need to talk to an employee, seriously, take ownership of the situation and move forward. Don't belittle the person and drag it out.









#leadership