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Quote of the day

“Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it” — Benedictus Spinoza, quoted by Viktor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning

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Quote of the day

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler

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That thing you do

There’s that thing you do. That thing that only you can do the way that you do. You may not know it though. You probably spent a lot of your early life not knowing that you can do it. Or you may have been doing it all along and not known you were, or even what it was you were…

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Flow with it

I’ve spent a fair amount of time during the December working with my hands building things in Meatspace. We’ve been renovating the house and besides the wet works, we’ve done everything ourselves. I’ve also built a hydroponic NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) system to grow my own veggies. We also built a fence to ensure the new puppy doesn’t run out…

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Cadence

There is a rhythm to life. It starts with the heartbeat, the underlying drumbeat that propels us. Then there’s the day/night, day/night, light/dark, light/dark, The go go go, sleeeeeep, repeat. Circadian rhythms we all share. The waxing, waning, gibbous, crescent, dance of light between sun and moon brings a visual rhythm to the night’s sky. The subtle oscillation of our…

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Culture change

When organizations need to change, they generally set up task teams to handle all the various aspects of the change. People, processes, finance, HR, branding & marketing and culture. Culture is usually seen as simply a part of the puzzle. However, as Lou Gerstner said in his book “Who says elephants can’t dance?”: I came to see, in my time…

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The difficult conversations

Organisational transformation isn’t a walk in the park. It involves people and change, two concepts that don’t always go together so well. Change involves thinking and acting differently, but what should we do if we observe others continuing in the old ways? This is when difficult conversations become necessary. I think it’s human nature (at least for some) to avoid…

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Old dog tricks

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Who says? Everybody? This kind of thinking holds us back. It’s a persistent cultural belief (at least in some cultures) that your ability to learn new things deteriorates as you get older. This smacks of logical fallaciousness to me. Perhaps we observe older people and their apparent lack of willingness to change or…

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