Month: February 2011

Would an iPhone Make it Easier?

| | Weaving Influence | 18 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, my cell phone, left in a coat pocket, ended up in the dryer.

I heard the pounding and crashing in the dryer.

I did. I admit it.

Perhaps if I had gone to investigate, I might have rescued the phone in time. Elbow deep in dishwater, I kept washing.

By the time the cycle ended, the front of my phone had cracked.

I took it as a sign. I admit »


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It’s been nearly a decade since I had a traditional job, but I remember well the boundaries (then) between work and the rest of my life.

Work began (mentally) when I got in the car, drove toward the office, walked through the office door.  Work ended when I walked to the car and drove toward home. My schedule stayed consistent, 8 to 4, Monday to Friday, with little variation.

Typically, I shared about my work »

What I See

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We get more of what we’re looking for, says Laura Goodrich, the author of Seeing Red Cars.

If we focus on what we don’t want, we get more of what we don’t want.

If we focus on what we do want, we get more of that, as well.

I haven’t read the book yet, but the idea certainly resonates with me.

I’ll share some recent examples from my own life.

Friday, I attended a »

The Morality of Labor

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I forget where I first read of Lawrence Kohlberg’s Six Stages of Moral Development, but it left an impression and I sometimes apply it to what I observe around the office.  The University of Chicago psychology student theorized that people should take eventual steps through life for making moral decisions, maturing in the process of honorable decision-making.

In brief and in my own words, the first level begins with avoiding punishment.  A child will do »

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