Fall Housekeeping – Social Media Style!

Hey Kids! It’s that time of year again; so time for a revisit to an old topic…………….  October is just about here and I have begun the process of Fall Housekeeping. Now Fall Housekeeping is not what you think. You won’t see a rake, broom, mop or dust rag anywhere in sight. Comforters don’t get changed. Leaves do not get bagged. Clothing does not get moved from bedroom to attic. Fall Housekeeping involves removing people from my life who need to go. Yes, PEOPLE! Don’t call the police – YET. There will not be a homicide in a town near Rich. More often than not I will bump people off verbally – in person (or email). Are relationships important to you? Do you work hard on them? Really hard? I work hard on the relationships that matter and I usually find that the person on the other end of that …

How New Business Policies Are Created

Ever wonder how new organization policies come to be. They’re usually a result of a mishap, an error, or result of a lawsuit. I write this from my hotel room near the Grand Rapids Airport. I just spent the last few days with the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association; speaking at their Therapeutic Recreation Institute. This trip resulted in the following new policy being put in place in my business: If you’ve been reading this blog you read Wednesday’s post where I thought I was going to die in a plane crash. Well a few hours later I was almost killed in a car accident. Trust the Man movie download I was picked up at Grand Rapids Airport for the ride to the conference center. About 20 minutes into the ride we’re having conversation which suddenly turns to me screaming “Uh, STOP! We’re gonna crash” (or something like that) and using the imaginary brake on my …

For Goodness Sake; Keep People Informed!! And Immediately.

Well first of all…………I’m back. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I’ve neglected to blog. Remember you can always follow my musings at http://twitter.com/richdigirolamo This morning I learned how to scare the crap out of your customers – or in this case your airline passengers. Without a Clue download My flight was delayed this morning – hydraulic problems. Now I don’t know much about hydraulics, but I assume that not having them working on a plane is a bad thing. And when it comes to a plane I would rather they find the problems while I’m on the ground and not at 36,000 ft. Center Stage: Turn It Up Transmorphers psp So after our hydraulics were fixed we headed out to the runway. There were a couple of noises that were not recognizable; but airplanes do that. The guy next to me made the sign of the cross. Hmm………..is this the …

Road Signs You Need A Doctorate To Interpret

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Everyone team member should wear a boa!

There’s a purple boa in my office. It’s not my Halloween costume; nor am I a Drag Queen in my spare time. But there is a story about that boa. A story of friendship. Several years ago I called my friend Sherry and suggested she gather some friends, I gather some friends, and we go play in my favorite US city for a weekend – New Orleans. A Little Princess release And so we went a gathering. We met at the New Orleans airport and started our journey into the French Quarter by stretch limo. Eight of us spent a weekend laughing, eating, listening to great music, shopping and doing what so many people do in New Orleans…….(fill in your own blank). One night, walking down Bourbon Street, I noticed there was a group of people wearing matching shirts. Another group was wearing matching hats. A third wearing matching outfits. I began to wonder if they did this to …