Listening

July 12, 2017
thesis, antithesis, synthesis

The Comfort of Opinion without the Discomfort of Thought.

If I had to sum up thought in three words, they would be thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. Opinion, on the other hand often is just thesis, unquestioned and probably a conditioned belief. Are you familiar with the concept of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis? Maybe try it as a filter for […]
July 27, 2016

A Colleague’s Expression is More Important than His Title.

What does air cover mean, in a management sense?  You have some idea? Would your boss provide air cover for you if he did not care about you?  Why would a boss give air cover? Does your boss provide air cover for the team? My connotation of air cover, what […]
May 24, 2016

Train Your Brain

Train your Brain.   What would your critics say about you? Would you be comfortable hearing what others consider your challenges?  Would you be surprised by how they describe your performance? How about your strengths?  What would others say are your strengths? Your vocabulary, what comes out of your own […]
April 25, 2016

Frequently Wrong, But Never in Doubt

    Frequently Wrong, But Never in Doubt I am going to walk through two basic elements to ensure that is not you. What you learn and then how you relate. How you listen and how you process. Dylan has lyrics that have to do with not criticizing what you […]
March 28, 2016

Loyal Opposition; Champion the Cause

  You’re driving.  Your boss is in the backseat.  You are approaching a fork in the road. The boss tells you to turn right at the fork. You happen to know that turning right will lead to Baltimore-style chaos.  Nasty stuff. A riot is breaking out. Yet you know that […]
March 14, 2016

Aspiration is an Eagle; Apathy a bit of a Serpent

    Aspiration is an eagle; apathy a bit of a serpent. You do people a great service when you expect much from them.  It is no favor to let others slide, to not aspire. Apathy, on the other hand, eats away.  It erodes you. I think it lends itself […]
January 25, 2016

Everything Before the “But” is Bullshit

Everything before the “But” is bullshit. Whatever is said before that critical word- BUT- can be entirely discounted. Your bullshit meter needs to be going off at least a bit. Maybe a lot. “But” announces the point that is trying to be made. Everything before the “but” is window dressing. […]