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Cow chutes, diversity, and impact

"It's too expensive." "We designed it that way because that's how it works." "You obviously don't have the experience to understand."...

Strategic plan as a verb, not a noun

(Disclaimer #1, to my grammar police sisters: I know "strategic plan" isn't a proper sounding verb. But, "use strategically plan as a...

Do your new hires get a standing O?

Fifteen years ago, Freddie Freeman, a Southern California native, joined the Atlanta Braves baseball team. Yesterday, he started his...

Are you working or LARPing?

"Are you working hard or hardly working?" was a question I used to hear often when colleagues greeted each other. While you may not ever...

You can't use time.

And problems are what make life meaningful. We've created an unrealistic expectation around time, thanks to someone inventing the clock....

Navigating (is) Life

Life happens as we're navigating its uncertainties. And life becomes more abundant because we choose to navigate rather than steer away...

You are not your job.

Thank you, Toni Morrison. Actually, thanks to Toni Morrison's father. In a 2017 New Yorker essay, Toni Morrison wrote about the...

EAPs for MVPs

It was encouraging to read this week's story in The Athletic about Nashville Predators' goalie Connor Ingram asking for and receiving...

Don't email like a lab rat.

Do you stack your email? Are you--like me-- a David Allen fanboy and GTD your email? Or do you simply go for Inbox Zero three times a day...

Insulation isn't always a good thing.

Especially in government services. Government agencies are generally insulated from any pressure to provide a quality service at a...

Sound sleep = social justice

With a few notable exceptions, the way problems are solved is frantically, desperately, reactively, and badly. In writing about the...