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I distinctly recall the first time I heard the word multitasking. It was in the late 1990s and I was in a colleague's office for a meeting. She was sitting behind her desk and I was in a chair facing her. As we talked, she began to straighten up, picking up papers and glancing at them before assembling them in neat stacks. I asked if she would prefer I come back to which she replied, "No, no, I'm just multitasking." Given the context, I was able to deduce the essence of the word, if not the precise definition. Setting aside [...]
As children, we learn every day how to do life, from the basics of how to eat, get dressed, tie our shoes to more complex educational and societal lessons. Children need the release of play, at intervals, as a break from all that learning. Play is generally recognized as an essential part of growing up and is built-in. Kids have recess, build forts, cultivate hobbies, and create unique worlds, characters, secret languages and societies. Maturity is conventionally seen as a process that sheds the simple silly self, puts on a business suit and begins gravely shaking hands with the end [...]
"In order to practice, you must be present in your mind," said the yoga teacher at the beginning of a recent class. So it goes with any practice whether it be law, medicine, or running a business. In order to be fully present, however, you must find a way to be calm. That's the tricky part. Early in my career, I went to the doctor complaining of shortness of breath, expecting him to prescribe medication. "You need to exercise three days a week," he said. "If I write that on a prescription, will you do it?" I was experiencing anxiety [...]
I am not a sports fan – just want to state that up front. Nothing against it, but I don't follow professional athletics or root for any teams. What does interest me is the way people make decisions, the consequences they face and how they handle obstacles that pop up along the way. In the case of LeBron James, he made two decisions that made people very unhappy – to leave the team that drafted him at the start of his career and to return to it four years later. LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio in 1984, was [...]
Trump, like all of us, can change and actually become more effective a leader. But transformation doesn't magically happen without awareness. They want to like him, they really, really do. But stalwarts of the Grand Old Party – unlike the Nike slogan – just can't do it. Their visceral verbiage indicates an intense, internal personal struggle between party and principles. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he "cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump." Governor Christie Todd Whitman (R) of New Jersey said "I won't, I can't." Scan the headlines at any given moment over the last few weeks and [...]
Do Not Underestimate Your Own Power in Your Career What do you do when you need a little inspiration? A nudge to get you going? Reassurance that you can make it work? Affirmation that you are enough? Arianna Huffington said at the 2012 Pennsylvania Conference for Women that "if anybody here thinks that maybe they are too small to be effective, all I have to say is that you have not spent a night in bed with a mosquito. Nobody is too small to be effective." I was in the audience and have since listened to that speech [...]
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