Dean Da Costa's Blog – August 2012 Archive (4)

You never know where or when?

You never know where or when?

So I was on vacation celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary. We went to Las Vegas. While there I meant this person, from SF who was out of work interestingly enough. I was thinking, okay they are out of work but in Las Vegas. Not being by business I chose to just have a casual conversation. I had not told them what I do for a living. At some point the conversation went back to what they do for a living.

Turned out…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Rumor, and Innuendo can destroy a career!!

Rumor, and Innuendo can destroy a career!!

 

Yup, it is true, it does not matter how good the facts say you are, how good the stats say you are, all that matters is what the "in crowd" "the click" think. It can even be and out and out lie, but if that group of people who are on the "in" think it is true, or propagate it, you are done. Even if you are the top performer in the company.

 

It is scary to think that in…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Empowering Ourselves by making it about ME!!

Empowering Ourselves by making it about ME!!

 

Our society has gotten to accustomed to the blame game. We are used to everything being “someone else’s” fault. People blame others for their mistakes, and for bad things that happen to them. Blame is assigned to everyone from parents, to friends, and people in another country. It is always “they,” or “them,” or even “you!” That kind of thinking is disempowering. Using words like they and them is saying that…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 13, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Something interesting happened!!

Something interesting happened!!

 

So to be honest I was not sure what I was going to write about this week. On Monday morning I was not going to write anything, but then I remembered an interesting chain of events that took place at work a few months ago, I thought you might find entertaining.

 

I had a potential candidate come to be by way of a recent hire. This person was very nice, great communication, smart; they…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 7, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

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