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Out of Practice

I’ve been stressed out lately.  There are a lot of good reasons to be stressed as of now:  planning a wedding and doing many of the activities associated, setting off a major launch at work, classes outside of work etc.  Conversely, there’s NEVER any real reason to get that stressed about things, it’s really a [...]

Living with Overflow

It’s been difficult, but I’m slowly learning to accept that from a working perspective it’s not possible to control and manage every last thing.  I’ve never been someone to be anal about tiny details, but everything under my role was always handled with precision and “perfect” execution.The most visible aspect of this change is my [...]

Some Exercise Information

Stealing this video from a good post @ The Sunshine Spirit.  I’m continuing my search for people who write about, well, a lot of things, but do it in a fun and interesting way.  Especially those people around the Minneapolis/St. Paul areas.
Truth of the matter is that this topic hits home pretty hard.  I don’t [...]

The Work/Work Balance

The title of this is NOT a shot at working a lot or some sort of complaint about how work/life balance is needed etc.  This has been an incredibly busy week with 11 hour days, running and reading “Guns, Germs and Steel” in off time, so I’d be right in my element to start whining, [...]

Leadership or Being In Charge?

Do you want either?  There are many, many people who don’t really want anything to do with either.  That’s just fine, although it’s probably not an easy thing, to find roles today where you are told what to do constantly.  Most people don’t have time for workers who just do what they’re told, it’s too [...]

Intellectual Malaise: A Certain Path To Self Destruction

Perhaps no path is certain.
I have not been in the mood to do much after work lately, and that includes writing.  It’s an inertia thing now.  The new place is pretty much up to date and set, there is not much reason to NOT be writing again.  But here we are.
Corporate life can be draining. [...]

Cradle to Cradle: Sustainability at Work

A very good thing happened to me recently, I was delegated to work on the Sustainability Team at work.  My company is a very large manufacturer of chemicals and cleaning supplies and cares very much about the impact it has on this planet.  Their commitment to developing sustainable business practices is one of the best [...]

It’s Just Work

There is a distinct trudgery associated with work for most people I’ve ever met. It seems like hell. People discuss their jobs as though they are an achor tied to their leg which they must swim with forever more.
Truth be told, I’ve felt this way about work occasionally, but I fight it off [...]

The 4 Month Settle

Four months at the new job and things are changing…most for the better.  There comes a familiarity with time where people understand you and your personality, your strengths and weaknesses and how you fit.  It’s good to fit, for the most part, but there are times when fitting in really costs you or your company.  [...]

Getting Folks Together

Scarcity of time is a new issue for me.  Although previous jobs always had inevitable misalignment for people, it was relatively easy to find a point within a week where people could discuss and come to conclusions on an issue.
The larger a system and scaled workforce, the more difficult it is to get people together.  [...]

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