Reconnecting with co-workers over anything and everything pumpkin spiced and the scary/chic office decor and the funny costumes make the workplace a bit more festive, fun and entertaining! We all need to not take ourselves so seriously sometimes. But as an entrepreneur with over 100 employees, I'm first and foremost always focused on running a successful business, and it's important to me to maintain clear boundaries with my staff.
The CEO firing was direct and dismissive. Barnes & Noble didn't stick to the bland yet reliable "we're moving in a different direction" script when it booted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. They didn't give him a gentle heave-ho with the old standby "he's stepping down to pursue different opportunities" tale. Instead, Barnes & Noble whacked their CEO in bold fashion.
Remember when you were a child? You would imagine whatever you desired. You easily accessed your imagination and saw yourself becoming rich and famous, being a movie star, a celebrity singer with rabid fans, living in an amazing home, driving your ideal car or having your dream boyfriend or girlfriend.
I have been watching in utter amazement as I see CEOs and senior level executives posting political comments on Facebook and tweeting out their support for particular candidates in this year's election. But what has truly amazed me is the level of partisanship that is being posted in the public domain.