September 11, 2014

We’re Up Against our Mindsets

Looking around the news of the world, I see three basic “camps.”  I’m thinking of these “camps” as ways of reacting/responding to the fast-changing world we all face today. The first I’ll call the “Stand Your Ground” camp. This camp is generally uninterested in change. It’s mainly reactive to the world as it unfolds, always strategizing how to maintain the […]
April 3, 2014

Optimism ~ Radical Act or Magical Thinking?

Recently I discovered a quote that grabbed my attention. According to Alex Steffens, co-founder of WorldChanging.com, who was described in the New York Times as a “designing optimist,”  “Optimism is a political act.” If you’re spending time online these days, you may be caught between headlines like the upbeat promise to Break Free of Your Struggles in 2 Steps and […]
February 27, 2014

Living with Permanent Uncertainty

Here’s what I have noticed lately ~ more and more people are talking about living in “uncertain” times.  It’s now called, “the new normal.” The anxiety over our predicament of uncertainty appears to be a new discovery. The economic earthquake of 2008/09 rearranged our thinking – and long-held assumptions about the future. We haven’t been the same since; our collective […]
January 16, 2014

10 Quotes to Inspire Your Work

It’s easy to become cynical in these times – even about our own aspirations and possibilities. It’s more important than ever to understand what we believe and how our actions are aligned with our behavior. Here are ten quotes that are food for thought – opening up the fields of possibility in how you think about your work every day.  […]
July 26, 2012

Redefining Optimism in the Face of Reality

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”                    Alvin Tofler, Futurist Is it bold and daring to be optimistic in these times?  Aurora, Syria, Climate change, High unemployment, EU meltdowns, Wall St. Corruption, LIBOR bank rate rigging – we could fill the page with reasons […]
June 14, 2012

Humanizing Workplace Relationships – People Aren’t Tasks

“For me, my role is about unleashing what people already have inside them that are maybe suppressed in most work environment.”                Tony Hseih, Zappos CEO Is the “modern” workplace designed for people? Are the systems created for work designed to maximize productivity and profit or human well-being? Who factors in the real cost […]
March 22, 2012

Envy, Jealousy, Resentment – The "Comparison" Emotions at Work

This article gets lots of hits. In the five + years since it was published, its always in the day’s top views. At times I wonder though – should I be pleased about this – or concerned? Granted, envy, jealousy and resentment are three very powerful feelings. Even the Bible mentions them. Envy and jealousy  are two of the Seven […]