April 16, 2014

Stranded by the tide, and the return of the water

Stranded by the tide
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Those of you who follow this blog regularly…yes, both of you….are well aware that I haven’t done much with the blog for a while. In fact, I haven’t done anything in over two months. Let’s just say, life’s been busy. We very often don’t know where we’re going, or even how we got where we are, and when we hit these low times it tends to feel as if we’re going to be stuck there forever. [Read more]

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The end of summer, and the return of blogging

End of summer
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With the return of fall, there is a return to routine, which has me feeling confident once again – and so I find myself eager to write posts like this for the blog.

Which has made me completely internalize something that I had, previously, only understood as a matter of intuition and the results of some logic exercise – that actively keeping up a person’s sense of pride, confidence and – most importantly – his/her sense of purpose - yields that thing all management gurus covet: engagement. [Read more]

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You can’t buy pride (and I just like to write)

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Many times, I have been asked with regards to this blog, “What do you expect to et out of this?”

Well, fame, fortune, world-wide recognition for being an intellectual genius, a great job, tons of friends, an awesome new car, my kids’ college tuitions paid for and a bottomless glass of beer would be nice.

Unfortunately, as much as I can dream, I don’t actually think I’ll get those things (at least, not all of them). So what do I honestly expect?

Writing this blog is, sort of, its own end. Yes, I’d love to have achieved all these wonderful things as a result of my writing, and maybe I will. However, even if I don’t – I will keep writing. Because it’s the one thing that comes easily and naturally, and that people seem to tell me I’m pretty good at.

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The state of the blog (and the blogger). Or, how did I get here & what am I going to do now?!

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March is the 2 year anniversary of this blog. It has had a lot of ups and downs, gone through some periods where I did very few updates and considered killing the site altogether, but I am proud to say that I’m still here. To be honest, I couldn’t image NOT writing this blog. It’s one of the most gratifying things I’ve undertaken and continues to be a terrific learning experience as well. [Read more]

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