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How Dirty Rumors Spread in the Workplace

How Dirty Rumors Spread in the Workplace

Rumors and their devastating impact inevitably arise from almost all significant public sector change. For instance, when any government department is faced with change the leaders inevitably lock themselves away and do all the figuring out behind closed doors. This...
5 Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Person

5 Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Person

There are many kinds of difficult people: Complainers, Snipers, The Silent Dominator, Liars, Pleasers, and many more. However, let’s focus on one specific family of difficult people, those that are very aggressive. This group goes by many names: Tanks, Bullies,...
Turning the New into the Old

Turning the New into the Old

Take a moment to reflect on the last time you said, “I don’t know”. Chances are slim that it was within recent memory. We are wired to compare everything to what we already know. And in many ways you already do know a lot. The problem is that you will immediately...
Not Looking Stupid is Killing You

Not Looking Stupid is Killing You

Warning PG 13 or Adult rated article. Proceed at your own risk of indignance and upset. Would I exchange a lifetime of cleverness for a moment’s bewilderment? 13th Century Sufi Poet Would I exchange a lifetime of cleverness for a moment’s bewilderment? Click To Tweet...

Are You a Dead Sheep?

We made up left or right just like we made up race. It is a human construct that makes it easier to form a clan and point to the “bad ones”. It is simplistic, it divides, and it is dumb. In my last post, I wrote about our Federal Leadership’s Zombie Apocalypse. I...

5 Unique Stages of a Purposeful Life

In 3 Unique Stages of a Purposeful Life, I talked about a long car ride with friends and sharing about the extent to which we had discovered, created, or were fulfilling our core purpose in life. I talked about there being three levels (there were three of us in the...

Are you a zombie

Federal Leadership’s Zombie Apocalypse – Part 2 Last week’s blog was based on this two minute and thirty-six second video. The lack of any real humanity in these clips is mindblowing. I invite you to consider that you have a big part to play in this mind-numbing...

3 Unique Stages of a Purposeful Life

Had a great conversation with two old friends the other day, driving back from our annual college buddy reunion, and we ended up talking about our purposes in life. It’s a natural phenomenon: three hours in the car together progressing from careers, to politics, to...

Federal Leadership’s Zombie Apocalypse – Part 1

The whole point of this blog is based on you watching this two minute and thirty-six second video. It is amusing and revealing while simultaneously horrifying. Also, the caveat of this blog is that it is not just some obvious pot-shot at the Harper Government. This is...

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