July 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm (Communications)
Tags: AdWeek/Harris Poll, Bejeweled, NCIS
As I’m watching an episode of “NCIS,” I also am writing this blog. When I’m finished, I need to buy something online. And then I’ll have to update my Facebook page, which may also lead to a game of Bejeweled.
Apparently I’m not alone in my distracted TV viewing habits. An Adweek/Harris Poll shows that Americans are not giving their undivided attention to their TV screens. According to the survey, while watching TV most Americans also
- Surf the Internet (56%)
- Read a book, magazine or newspaper (44%)
- Go on a social networking site (40%)
- Text on their mobile phone (37%).
The survey did not draw any conclusions as to what the findings mean. And I don’t have time to figure it out because “NCIS” is getting good.
June 20, 2010 at 11:19 am (Communications, Leadership)
I admit it — I’m addicted to Bejeweled. It’s a mindless escape for me after a long day.
The other evening I had an exceptionally good score (well, for me, anyway). And I felt really good.
Of course, I had to stop and analyze why. And it’s because when I managed a move that gave me lots of points, the disembodied voice would say “Excellent,” “Spectacular,” and, my favorite, “Incredible.”
There would be blazing electricity and noises as if I were watching fireworks.
And that’s when it hit me — I need to do the same at work. Small wins deserve an “Excellent!” from me. And those really phenomenal successes should be met with a “Spectacular!” and perhaps some hand clapping or the banging of a gong.
I’m serious. Too often, we’re so busy focused on the next activity or goal that we forget to recognize the sucesses that we achieve.
Thanks to Bejeweled, I’m planning to add some more bling to my management style.