10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

It may be a little bit late, but nonetheless, I am announcing my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014.


  • I will stop creating retaliatory traffic problems for my rival colleagues near my office by moving the big plant outside my door into the middle of the hallway.
  • If it becomes necessary to create that bottleneck, I will not send an email to my assistant asking her to move the plant for me.
  • I will stop waiting for the sky to fall every time there is a weak jobs report.  I will convince myself that we will never have another recession as severe as the last.
  • I will put a small amount of the money I buried in my garden back into the bank.  At some point.
  • I will take Twitter more seriously.
  • I will submit at least one proposal response to an RFP in the language of Farsi, just to see if anyone notices.
  • I will agree with everyone who tells me that LinkedIn is going to put us out of business.
  • I will never say “I told you so” when they call in two months in need of immediate help on a search.
  • I will stop explaining the business model of retained executive search to well-meaning people who do me the “favor” of sending me resumes of their unemployed friends and neighbors.
  • I will submit my blog entries in a timely manner to She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed so I don’t have to resort to listing my New Year’s Resolutions next year.