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Likability matters? You betcha.

Authenticity: To be more likable, behave in a way that feels natural and comfortable, rather than stiff or self-absorbed:  (via WSJ/Kyle T.Webster)

Think that Yammer, Jive, and all these new-fangled badges and flair going around you at the office is just a bunch of Gen-Y and/or Millennial nonsense?  Better get with the program… and learn how to be likable online.  It just may be the difference that gets you a promotion or raise.

From the WSJ: “…Social networking also places a premium on likability. More employers track employees’ likability on in-house social networks and chat services. They recruit those who are trusted and well-liked to spread information or push through changes. Some companies take these employees’ social clout into account when handing out raises and promotions…”

via Why Likability Matters More at Work – WSJ.com.

What is Meola Works?

A couple of viewers have noticed the small image gallery on the right column of this blog; I figured I’d take a moment to share a little bit of the story behind it.  “Meola Works” was the name my late father Al Meola z”l used for his studio where he would create artwork with various media.  He would sketch with charcoal, paint with oils, or sculpt with whatever inspired him. As a toddler, I remember our trips to the “D-U-M-P-S” where he would gather anything and everything he could use to satisfy his creative urges.  He would work with paint on wood, metal, scraps of broken furniture, door panels, and whatever else he could get his hands on.

The Meola Works page will feature photographs of his original artwork, some of which is still “in the family”; my intent is to update the gallery with additional images of his work whenever possible.