I spent monday and tuesday attending a conference on mental health in the workspace. Topics ranged from stress and depression to motivation and creativity. The speakers were psychologists, business managers, scientists and even a priest (Johannes M?llehave).
The quality of the individual sessions varied, but overall the conference was good. I am left … Continue Reading ››
We were down at the local supermarket today, and the guy behind the cash register was slouched in his chair like a rag doll, made no eye contact with customers, and had a vibe about him that said "I'd rather be anywhere else". Normally, I'd be thinking along the lines of "indifferent asshole, why doesn't … Continue Reading ››
Gordon Mackenzie spent 20 years working for Hallmark, and his experiences there have enabled him to write what he calls "a corporate fools guide to surviving with grace". There's no doubt that Gordon is a free spirit, and here he shares the mindset and that allowed him to survive and prosper in a … Continue Reading ››
This "Handbook on meeting people with a purpose" by Dale Hunter, Anne Bailey and Bill Taylor weighs in at a little under 200 pages, but it is packed with useful information. I bought it on amazon mainly because the title made me curious, and it was a quick and interesting read. There isn't much earth-shattering … Continue Reading ››
The fifth discipline by Peter M. Senge is one of those books that truly make a difference. It is referred to in many different contexts, and it played an important role in shaping the concepts of the learning organization. He uses a cool analogy, and compares it to the first succesful commercial airplane the … Continue Reading ››