Category: Human Stuff

  • The Five Focusing Steps for Human Systems

    The Five Focusing Steps for Human Systems

    I don’t normally read textbooks just for fun. Ok, that’s not true. I wouldn’t normally read this textbook just for fun. It is, however, excellent reference material and worth a skim every once in a while. The textbook is Bill Dettmer’s The Logical Thinking Process, which aims to articulate and standardize the practices described by […]

  • On Diversity

    Just a few years ago, I would not have been able to articulate why organizational diversity matters. (I know that for a fact, because I once offered a barely adequate, fumbling answer during an interview. Despite somehow getting the job, I remained largely clueless for some time.) Times change, I’ve learned some things, and now […]

  • Motivation Cycles

    Originally published February 24, 2016 You could find the Abstract listening to hip hop My pops used to say, it reminded him of Bebop I said, well daddy don’t you know that things go in cycles Way that Bobby Brown is just amping like Michael — Excursions (A Tribe Called Quest) I work in a challenging environment […]