Seek out the personal interactions.
The corporate ladder only goes one way. Up. You would think it would go down too, but with all the jostling, pushing and fighting, the only way down is falling. The role of the next rung up is usually a manager of sorts. You do something well, so you’re promoted out of that role andContinue reading “The ladder is only one way up”
“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
A while ago a recommended to my readers to always take the stairs. Over last last year, every time I’d take the stairs from the car park at work up to the entrance of the building I’d feel an inner twinge of happiness for being different, for following a unique path. I was living upContinue reading “Always take the stairs – part 2”
“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
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 evenContinue reading “That thing you do”
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 theContinue reading “Flow with it”
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.Continue reading “Cadence”
I’m always a little surprised when I find myself falling into the imposter syndrome trap. I know I’ve written about it before, but each time it surfaces I realise there are more aspects to it which need to be explored.
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 cameContinue reading “Culture change”