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Is your Work a Well Fare?

Your work is to find out what your work should be and not to neglect it for another’s. Clearly discover your work and attend to it with all your heart. (Dhammapada, v. 166) I found this Buddha quote in a

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Pressure Cooker v. Crock Pot

I can’t tell you the physics behind these cooking methods but I find the results similar in many ways. I used to have a crock pot or slow cooker in my college dorm room. We made a lot of soups

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Workers of the World, Untie! (not a typo)

It’s May Day. Union membership is at a historic low in this country. A major reason is the anti union tactics of businesses. Another is the protections stripped from unions by local and federal legislation. Media vilification has contributed as

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Avuncular

We’re born to our parents. We love them or not. The former is a great blessing, the latter a burden. We make friends, some for a lifetime, some for a season or two. They sustain us and connect us with

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The Art of Followership – What I learned from Yoga and Business

Lot’s of material out there on Leadership.  Not as much on Followership. Here are a couple of thoughts. Yoga instructors, good ones, present a model and encourage you to build your own practice.  You can’t really get yoga until you

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We’re surfing not sculpting

I read something today that essentially said ‘we can’t control anything, what looks like mastery is really just cooperating with what is’. It looks like control because it is happening in real time. We are alert, aware, supple and responsive.

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Suffer the Fool

In literature, the Fool is the character who can tell the truth at all times. He has that freedom because his medium is humor. Add to that an acute level of self-deprecation.  He doesn’t take himself too seriously, nor hold

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The Jazz Leadership Model

Everything I know about leadership, I learned from Miles Davis.  Well that’s a bit of hyperbole, but truer than it might look at first glance. What are some of the qualities of Great Leaders.  They: Build and inspire great teams

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