Posts By: Deirdre Honner

Credit Where It’s Due

Sometimes, people presented in life do nothing but demonstrate how not lead. Or manage. Or be colleagues. Or just be friends.


If we had a crystal ball, life would be grand. But, because we don’t, we often find ourselves at the mercy of hindsight. Hindsight being 20/20, what is one setback you faced in your career that ended up being a blessing in disguise?

Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, oh wait. I was in LA. That’s as close to a galaxy as I might come. Really, many years ago, I thought I had the perfect job. I was working hard, delivering results, and taking no prisoners. It was fabulous. I made a lot of money. It was great work until things started to change. I moved 40 miles to open up a new branch for my boss. Mistake, or so I thought at the time. In retrospect, I lost my mojo – regretted the move, didn’t like the location, didn’t like the people with whom I was working, didn’t like the clients, didn’t like the community, missed my old friends. Frankly I lost my gas. And eventually, I lost my job.


This short film, Slap, is 10 minutes of an unidentifiable woman slapping the face of an easily recognizable man. Who is the slapper?

Staying Current

I love my work. But there is so much more to life than work.

Employee Referrals That Matter

If you have friends, colleagues or neighbors who are seeking you out to help get an insider track, here are a few tips to provide an effective referral to your HR staff and/or hiring managers.

The Secret World Of Rules

Invisible rules can erode good feelings and camaraderie. Eliminating the invisible makes work and life all much clearer. What can you clear up today?