Archive of: Business Casual

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Once Burned, Twice Shy

Once Burned, Twice Shy

Conventional wisdom says you don't leave a good job without having a better one lined up. And you sure don't do it in the middle of a recession - unless you come to believe you have no choice.

May 2003
Balancing Act

Balancing Act

On that television staple of my childhood, "The Ed Sullivan Show," there seemed to be an endless supply of acts featuring old vaudeville guys who kept a series of plates spinning on the ends of long sticks.

April 2003
Women At Work

Women At Work

We lived in Atlanta's Inman Park during the height of the "Presidential Parkway" protests in the early 1980s.

March 2003
Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Once, at another job, in another state, a co-worker who was struggling to meet a deadline asked if I could "send that little black girl over" to help in his office.

February 2003
Minding Your Manners

Minding Your Manners

No doubt your mother raised you, as mine did me, to be polite, courteous and considerate, and to observe a few basic, but non-negotiable, rules of etiquette.

January 2003
Too Much Information

Too Much Information

At a national magazine conference, an early-morning session featured an odd-couple pairing of speakers. The first was well-tanned and well-tailored with impeccably blown-dry hair; he was a marketing guru. The other was less polished, maybe even a little scruffy-looking; he was an editor.

December 2002
Making Things Harder

Making Things Harder

When the Atlanta paper broke the story of the flap over a controversial issue of a student newspaper in a DeKalb County high school - students wrote stories critical of the new county school superintendent, and administrators responded by recalling copies not distributed - I reacted like the former high-school newspaper adviser that I am.

November 2002
The Quiet Pain

The Quiet Pain

In the foreword to J.B. Fuqua's memoir, Fuqua, Tom Johnson writes that his friend's monumental accomplishments are "all the more amazing because he has battled severe depression for over fifty years.

October 2002
The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

Perhaps you know the screamer, the nag, the wimp, the coach, the despot, the pal or the mom?

September 2002
Bereft On The Coast

Bereft On The Coast

Many years ago in the newsroom of the small paper I worked for, I was interviewing the local parks and recreation director about his upcoming budget requests.

August 2002
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