Eighty-Three

83 From a social psychological perspective, group participation is an interesting thing to watch, or not watch in many cases. I say not watch, because most people DON’T actually participate in group settings (or participate very little). They don’t engage, or even so much as display appropriate non-verbal communication letting the speaker know they’re with […]

Eighty-Two

82 In an impressive and heartfelt TED-Talk given on the price of shame and public humiliation, the notorious Monica Lewinsky says “the internet is the super highway for the Id” (as in Freud’s Id, Ego, & Superego personality structures). A very astute observation from arguably the most well-known, unknown of all time. The internet and social […]

Eighty-One

81 I write a lot about time. Much more so as I’ve gotten older. I don’t suspect this is unusual. It’s the most valuable commodity any of us possess. Of course our time is finite, it’s going to run out. We just don’t know exactly when. As such, we need to use it wisely, very […]

Eighty

80 PreJUDGEment (you’re doing it right now deciding if you’re going to keep reading this or not). Preconceived notions. Stereotypes. Judging a book by its cover. Hell, just judging in general is pervasive (and kinda fun sometimes you have to admit — and if you don’t admit it, you’re a damn liar and you know […]

Seventy-Nine

79 Quality of life… that elusive little slice of heaven we’re all pining for. I’ve heard it said that taking the easy road gets progressively harder, while taking the hard road gets progressively easier. I’ve been finding this to be true in my own life. Enduring the varying quality of life levels during these journeys […]

Seventy-Eight

78 Core competencies. Any individual or organization that is not primarily focused on executing their core competencies is suffering significantly. Their effectiveness is compromised. Their productivity is diluted. We all need to be doing the stuff we’re best at doing, and little else, to maximize personal and professional growth. We need to do this for ourselves […]