Archive for the ‘Work’ Category

Are you your worst enemy?

September 18, 2015

Interesting recap article in Business Insider

Basic premise: People fall for predictable psychological traps that can  sabotage their own career success.

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Here are 7 of these potentially limiting psychological traps …

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It’s not the quantity of family time, it’s the quality of it … dream on, mon amie.

September 14, 2015

Back in my consulting days, I logged a lot of work hours.  Par for the course.

And, the prevailing wisdom was: “Not to worry about spouses and kids … it’s the quality of time spent, not the quantity”.

I never bought in to the notion.

There were too many 2nd and 3rd marriages … and too many phoned-in happy birthday wishes to sons & daughters.

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I even remember the story of a son who was was asked to eulogize his father who was struck down early with a fatal  heart attack.

The kids reply: “why don’t you do it, I barely knew the guy”

True story, except for the cause of death …

Eventually, I concluded that you have to throw a lot of quantity against the wall and hope that some of it sticks as quality time.

You can’t just pick your shots and expect nothing-but-net every time.

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All of the above was brought to mind by a NY Times op-ed that struck a confirmatory chord ….

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