How we doin’?

How we doin’?

Executive
Former New York mayor Ed Koch was famous for his impromptu walking tours of the city. He asked everyone he came across the same question: “How am I doin’?” Our version of “How am I doin’?” is an Internal Services Survey, an opportunity for employees to evaluate the performance of departments we all rely on: Communications; Facilities; Finance; and Human Resources. Of about 3100 employees, 566 responded -- about 18%. Complete results will be available in the next week or so. Most of the ratings are positive or very positive, but the survey raises questions similar to what I hear at meetings and in conversations. They deserve answers. Predictably, they’re all related to wanting faster service. FACILITIES. Despite high ratings for the quality of their work, I’m occasionally asked about…
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Tying the knot

Tying the knot

Executive
By the end of this summer, I will have attended 5 weddings. But the one I’m attending this weekend has a twist – I’m the officiant! My niece and her fiancé asked me to officiate at their outdoor wedding on Saturday.  It will be the fourth wedding I’ve conducted.  I’ve also served at four funerals, but that’s another story (and not a movie!) The first wedding I did was for my sister 30 years ago. She’s still married so I think I did a pretty good job! The other weddings were also for family members so I’m kind of a “niche” service provider. Serving at a wedding is sort of like speaking at a graduation – which I’ve also done. You have a spotlight, but no one really comes to…
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