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The grass is dry The wells dried upWe’re poisoned by our paper cupsThe earth is swallowing houses wholeThe darkness dims our light from coalWhere men can’t find agreements in kindThere’s no way to know a man definedThe hurricanes swallow all to be It’s through that eye we all can see Death and viral loads abound …

Chasing Legacy

Are you living your best life?

Collaboration Services – Leadership

Technology today drives "the way" (methods) in which most of us collaborate.  Successful collaboration depends on "collaboration patterns" which are independent of specific technologies.  The mistake many people make is to depend on commercial collaboration technologies without investing the time and resources to understand the complexity. Organizational success for collaboration services depends on the overall …

Being the BEST can make you the WORST

In school, we are pressured to "be the best."  We are pressured for years to compete with others.   Our "best" may not be good enough or our "best" may be too good.  Being the best can bring isolation and harm.  It can inflate someone's ego and create conditions for unhealthy behaviors.  It can cause irreparable …

In Cloud We Trust

The Magic Takeover History repeats itself as we forget our past.   We have all this knowledge at our fingertips but we are easily distracted.  While we are distracted by work, political issues, family and more input than ever before in human history, our brains can only handle a very limited amount of information cognitively and …

DiZzzzRuuPt33rrr a Short Story

Asking 4 Change You set a goal that calls for you to change and you realized while you start down the path of change, that change is difficult. If you decided for some reason that you need to change your life, it won't be easy.  You will disrupt yourself.  I am not telling you this …

Don’t Give Up – Keep Going

Irrational Optimism Personal struggle? Looking for a job? Hard time with the boss? Hard time with the employees? Hard time with the family? Just having a hard time? Many people get depressed and look towards medication or other tools to help them just get a boost to adjust themselves.   Others turn towards drugs or alcohol.  …

Working Out Loud: Speaking to Leadership (Part 2 of 5)

Speaking with Leadership and Working Out Loud Part 2 "Speak Up" Show up whenever possible (Part 1) Ask to speak with senior leaders; chances are they will see you.  Advocate for yourself and others. (Part 3) Speak to the heart and mind. (Part 4) Have faith and courage. (Part 5) “Senior leadership isn’t interested in …

Boiling the Frog – Human Factors around Sharing

The parable of the boiled frog is told to create a shared understanding around the key challenges in coping with change. Frog in Hot Water The story as told by many over the years is that if you put a frog in hot boiling water that it will immediately jump out as a natural response …

The Context of Perspective

Chipping Away Day after day, we chip away on the mountains of work or things we need to do in our lives at home.   A lot of people live in "unintentional isolation," which creates some complexity with regard to our ability to be holistically better. A few years ago, I read a book called …

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