Tag: Motivation

The Burn-out Culture of Too Muchism

“Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.” – Plato   Plato’s comments regarding multitasking were probably meant to be instructive to his followers. We can assume that the point of this lesson was to correct what he saw as an error in thinking on their part. We haven’t …

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Holes in Your Underwear (and Other Little Secrets)

We’ve all done it. That last pair of underwear in the drawers drawer is not something you would be proud to have others see you wearing. Your mother always told you not to leave home without pristine underwear in case of an accident. If there is no horrible occurrence to expose your nether regions to …

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Safety Nets and Backup Plans

Plan B

Intelligent decision making requires the use of all weapons in our arsenal. Careless decision making is far easier. Except for a situation that is of so little importance that anything works, or is so simple nothing fails, the route to a less than a stupid decision must always follow a critical path to a goal. …

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Life and Career Analogs

In a recent impromptu interview with award winning movie writer/director Edward Lyons, a story I hope he will someday allow me to record and promote, something clicked in my brain. My career in talent acquisition in a corporate world is not so different from his. Even though he could have been a great actor or …

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The Worst Advice Ever: Be Authentic

It is possible to wear out a good thing by overusing it. Tap someone once with a finger and you get their attention… do it repeatedly and you make a bruise. The same is true with using words until they become so stale that they induce nausea. Listen to the advice given to someone looking …

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