A Review of Performance Reviews

To paraphrase a well-known Biblical verse, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven….” And to every employer and employee there is a time for an annual performance review. If you think my pulling in the Bible is a bit heavy handed, it’s not. To many, this annual ritual is fraught with the …

The Value of Getting Out of Town

  In an earlier post, I advised readers to plan for their summer vacations.  There is a tremendous value both physical and mental for taking time off. Now that summer is here, and I hope you have scheduled your time off, I want to push you out of the Northern Virginia nest. It’s easy to want to plan a “stay-cation.” …

Dress For Success and Other Confusing Fashion Cliches

Fashion, according to this month’s book recommendation, Dress Code: The Naked Truth about Fashion, is the world’s fifth largest industry. We’re talking about trillions of dollars moving around the globe that covers literally everything from tiny baby booties and hair clips to bespoke suits, and hand-made Italian shoes. This month’s edition of Wise Words explores the role of clothing in …