The information age changes at such a rapid pace. No wonder our parents and grandparents glaze over when we say things like “She just tweeted me” or “I just blogged about that” or “I’m gonna send an e-blast to all my friends” or “I can’t get this wallpaper downloaded!” To them, tweeting is a sound a parakeet makes. Wallpaper is something you hang, angrily, with a family member. A blog might be something you clear from your drain. And an e-blast … whatever that is, it … [Read more...]
Social Work: How to Deal with Difficult Coworkers (Part 2)
Part 2 of Social Work: How to Deal with Difficult Coworkers continues … You can read Part 1 here. The Complainer The hairs on your back stand on edge — it’s that shrill, whiny voice you’ve heard a thousand times before. Far beyond grating, the boo-hooing has reached a level of nerve-abrasion that is completely off the charts. Fashion coordinator Jordan knows this firsthand. Day after painful day, she heard complaints from the woman-with no-inside-voice who sat in the next cubicle. On and on and on she went … wah … … [Read more...]
Social Work: How to Deal with Difficult Coworkers (Part 1)
It’s 7:45 a.m., and both you and your travel mug of Folgers have made it safely through the office doors and halfway down the hall. So far, so good. Another 15 yards, and you’ll be seated at your desk, where, thankfully, your headphones await. You glance backwards; the coast is clear. Five yards to go and … ARGH! Once again your path is blocked by none other than Most Annoying Coworker Ever. Sound familiar? Nothing can zap workplace zeal quite like battles between coworkers. Whether it feels like a space-age battle … [Read more...]
Who are you working for?
If you are on the Threads Web site looking for leader-oriented help, I’m going to take a crack at defining just who I think you are. You’re passionate about reaching this emerging generation. You’re probably in the midst of starting something new. You’re driven. You have an entrepreneurial mindset toward church. You might even be planting a church. With all of this in mind, I would like to ask you an important question: Who are you working for? Last week I had a great conversation with Mike Harder over … [Read more...]