The New Normal at Work

The year is 2021. Bear with me, hear, as there’s something to say. Thanks to a type of Coronavirus, our entire world has changed since our “ignorance-is-bliss” (aka “It-could-never-happen-here”) time until it hit us. Many of us worked in offices others behind counters, some among the general public (LEOs, EMTs, truck drivers, et al), while […]

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Pay Attention II

I’m certainly not the first person to say, “pay attention!” because the information you need is already all around you. But despite the frequent reminders, examples where this advice is ignored are too numerous to ignore. I was in my office last week, doing some paperwork, when my phone rang. The voice identified itself as […]

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The Sound of a Closing Mind

I am consistently amazed at how simple closure will satisfy most of us. As though learning or understanding wasn’t the objective, rather than merely settling our anxiety over not knowing. Think back to school for a moment. Recall what the classroom looked like, the smell of the old wooden desks (if yours were made with wood), the […]

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Always Something More

As we learn a skill, then practice it for an extended period of time, it’s easy to become accustomed to our own capability. I’ve written elsewhere why taking something for granted is rarely constructive, and this is no exception. Sure, it’s great to know that we are competent, and once we have demonstrated competence for […]

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