The Market Basket in Somerville, MA where I live is doing hardly any business at all. The reason? Most of the workers—and many customers—are outside. As Bloomberg reports:
Thousands of the supermarket chain’s employees have organized rallies at their local stores and at the company’s headquarters during the last week. Were these employees rallying for higher wages, better benefits, and predictable schedules — the needs so many retail employees face? No, they were demonstrating to help their ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, get his job back (he was fired in June after [a] coup led by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas).
Guilty as charged!
Originally posted on 101 Books:
Before I start today’s post, I’ve got to give credit to Thought Catalog—who inspired me with a post on this topic a couple of weeks ago.
So I’m totally stealing the idea, without stealing any of their specific points, and hopefully we can have fun with this.
The premise is simple: How do you know if you’re addicted to reading?
Here are the signs:
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All week, I’m a communications consultant for businesses and nonprofit organizations. Then, every Sunday morning, I tutor twelve-year-olds for the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony that’s called bar mitzvah for boys or bat mitzvah for girls.
At a certain point—it happens to almost all of them—they lose confidence. “I always mispronounce that word,” one tells me. “I’ll never get that tune right!” another says. And the irony is that they are so close, right at that moment. All they need is to know they can do it.
So I tell them the story of my bar mitzvah. Read that story at http://www.trippbraden.com/2014/07/22/writing-memos-telling-stories/.
What about your organization? Are you writing memos when you should be telling stories?