Workplace Wisdom

06 Sep 2011

How Much of People’s Lives Should Be Shared at Work?

Last week I took a couple of people out to lunch at a local restaurant where I’ve been before for both business and social lunches: The food is reasonably good, the service is reasonably responsive, and the prices are reasonable. Our waitress had a splint contraption on her arm, so I asked her what had happened. Neither of my guests were surprised that I asked, but we were all surprised at the outpouring of information and observations that ensued: about […]

01 Feb 2011

Plowing Through: Five Steps to Recovering Your Equilibrium

Note: This post from deep winter a couple of (a few) years ago is actually my “most read of all time” post. I hope it’s useful at any time of year. I’m starting to calm down after experiencing a huge, frustrating waste of time caused by inadequate planning and coordination for infrastructure requirements, as well as a lack of insight into human behavior. Let me turn the clock back a couple of hours. The office building where I rent space […]


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