Tag: professional development

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Is Professional Development Just a Distraction?

We have reached a point in the evolution of leadership and organization effectiveness where we understand the importance of the physical health of the people who work in any given organization. We have OSHA standards, promote health habits, and encourage fitness activities. We know that ensuring well-being is not only the ethical thing to do, it also makes good business sense. People are more … Read More Is Professional Development Just a Distraction?

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The Paradigm Shift that Could Change the World

Back in the day, each organization had one clear objective, and each person in an organization had one clear job that helped the organization realize that objective. We knew what to expect and we could execute our function without too many surprises. The cobbler made shoes, the barber cut hair, and the farmer grew crops. Each had certain tools they needed and each needed certain people … Read More The Paradigm Shift that Could Change the World

Fix the Leak

Don’t allow yourself to become obsessed with bailing water from the bottom of a leaky boat.  With your head down and your focus on getting rid of that threatening water, you’re missing the point.  You’re not there to bail the water.  The boat is there to get you where you need to be—that place in the sun where your actions are meaningful and your life has … Read More Fix the Leak

The Privilege of Certain Knowledge

People born into privilege are often born into certain knowledge as well. At an early age, they learn how to work efficiently, manage their time, and otherwise maximize control over their lives. Most people, however, have not received this kind of knowledge, this ability to deal with challenges, realize goals, control what we have the ability to control. They are left floundering, assuming that … Read More The Privilege of Certain Knowledge