…for everything. This will be the final post on this blog and website. The site will be taken offline on August 31, 2018. After much thought, I’ve embarked on a plan to simplify my life in a number of areas and this is one of the steps I am taking. Because writing is an important … Continue reading Thank You
There’s this thing that happens at work that I find to be unnatural and unhealthy. We experience it as the pressure to be OK all the time. That no matter what’s going on, when we come to work, we should have our happy face on. We should leave the rest of our lives and our … Continue reading Can We Stop Acting Like Everyone at Work is OK?
A superhuman effort by the team might, just barely, be enough to overcome a poor strategy and bad decisions. When it works, we recognize the team for extraordinary effort, celebrate a major victory and applaud the leader’s tenacity. When in reality the situation that predicated the need for this massive effort could have been avoided altogether. … Continue reading Stop Telling Your Team to Try Harder
All aboard the train of thoughts. Scheduled around the clock. They’ll keep you working on the railroad, all the live-long day. Our minds constantly look for things to do, or problems to solve, or problems that might need to be solved, if they ever happen. It loads them into cars, hooks them to the train, … Continue reading Interrupting Your Train of Thoughts
“It is a fact of human life that one must eventually choose a philosophy.” – from the book “A Gentleman in Moscow”, by Amor Towles And so it goes. At least in my experience. Actively or passively. Through analysis or adoption. We all choose a framework of rules and beliefs to make our way through … Continue reading You are a Philosopher