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Pimp Your Work

October 3rd, 2006

Scot Herrick

Yo! What up?

Look, I’m old skool, OK?

I’m not going to tell you how to pimp your cube. I was THERE for the original lava lamps, not the current cheap imitation stuff.

I’m not here to tell you how to pimp your professional wardrobe. I OWNED a Nehru jacket. And if you don’t know what a Nehru jacket is, you are SO not old skool.

I’m not going to tell you how to pimp your ride. I DROVE a red Dodge Horizon, and man, I was HOT! Except taking a Dodge Horizon around a curve after watching the ORIGINAL Star Wars for the ninth time, well…not so much.

Here’s the deal. Yeah, I’m Old Skool. But I SOOOO get it. And this is why:

I’ve been employed in more than one Fortune 100 firm over the course of my 30+ year career. Been transferred, promoted, laid off, lauded, lamented and languished. A typical Corporate career. What it is.

I’ve been employed in family owned firms - not that kind; the other kind.

I’ve done it ALL….Individual Contributor, Manager, Project Manager, Business Guy, IT Guy, Confessor, Advocate, and Trusted Adviser. Yup.

Big on delivery, execution (not that kind, but Getting Things Done), and making the right thing happen.

Strategy is great; execution of the strategy is better.

Owner and publisher of Cube Rules (Career management for Cubicle Warriors) and Ten Keyboards (Technology for Writers). I’m more serious there, but just as dedicated to helping others. Kind of like FEMA, but better. Like, MUCH better.

I’ll write about what Corporations do to make our work lives better or worse. More importantly, I’ll write about what we can do to make our work lives better.

On most blogs, the writing is a journey. On Pimp Your Work, it’s a trip. Word.

Scot Herrick

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