November, 2017

 

Matter of Perception – 3 examples of perception and their effect

Over the last decade or so, there have been a few moments of “Wow” when people disclose their perception of my situation. Which in turn makes me think of my own perception of others. I feel this is part of the reason that I am able to adjust and find common communication ground with so many different people. Let me share some of these stories, as well as summarize the thoughts so that you may benefit from the experience as well. While the crash of 2008 was unkind to many,Read More


Is This You? I Feel This Often?

What is creativity? Well, it can be said that creativity is the ability to create something out of nothing. However, is that really true? Does any artist, writer or musician really create in a vacuum? Of course, they don’t. All creativity is a process that builds on what has come before. All creative people have influences. They have preferences. They have prejudices. They are the sum total of what they have experienced. This means that when someone creates something they are really collecting this collection of experiences, preferences, prejudices, andRead More


Is This Really How I Saw Myself?

Updating my LinkedIn file tonight I decided to read my intro under the headline. Really? Is this really the best way to announce me?  Haven’t I done enough to make an impression on people without giving them my resume? I can remember a supervisor I spent way too much time with. Every time he met someone new, he went on and on, embellishing his past to try to impress someone that had little bearing on his success. I could never figure out why and when I mustered the courage toRead More