I thought about putting something clickbaity for the title. Along the lines of: “6 tips you MUST use for virtual working,” or “5 keys for running virtual meetings like a boss,” or even (retch) “4 things all successful managers do in virtual teams,” but I decided to go for something…

As I entered the new year, I, like many souls around the world, started wondering what the new year would bring. I did not think it would bring pandemic. But this is not about that. The global disruption of COVID-19 is far too serious and fresh for me to tackle…

If you’ve ever worked in a very corporate environment like me, you know that it has a tendency to suck the soul out of things. A bit like a vampire that drains your energy or a vacuum cleaner that filters out the human particles, leaving only bureaucratic dust, Corporate Earth…

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Diversity is good. It helps our groups with creativity, problem-solving, and learning to communicate. Yet many societies build structures that hinder diversity (often unintentionally). And most people have a difficult time adapting emotionally to differences in those around them.

In other words: diversity is really hard to navigate. Why?

America’s…

A vampire is hard to kill. Just look at the relative indestructibility of Dracula or (to get a bit meta) the continued relevance of the insidious Twilight saga. These vampires (or books, in the case of Twilight) get stabbed, shot, punched, hacked, slashed, critically lambasted, etc. but only some very…

Hey look it’s the world…made out of people…neato!

Lots of unpacking to do here.

What do I mean by “diversity?” To be diverse, means that the subject in question (i.e. the thing being labeled “diverse”) includes many different forms of a specific or various attributes. The “attribute” can be anything: a color, a language, an economic status, a…

Look. At. Those. Wrinkles.

Why is it so hard to practice mindfulness or meditation (aka the trendy health topics that Big Tech will eventually find a way to co-opt)? Well, let’s see…SO MANY REASONS.

It could be the dizzying amount of stimuli in our world. It could be the One Ring of Sauron that…

The reaction of most employees to the words “culture” & “change”

Prepare yourself. I’m getting ready to make an excessive number of metaphors and analogies about a topic that many people find annoying: culture.

Here’s a choice analogy to start with. Culture is like a butt. They exist everywhere but it’s difficult to look at your own. It is extremely important…

Travelling is as important to our intellectual growth as it ever has been. The best way to become “smarter” is not to memorize facts or do repetitive processes like our school systems teach. Machines will replace us in repetitive processes eventually anyway… The best way to grow wiser is to…

If you think this looks bad, you should let adults try…

Two coworkers are having a disagreement about team strategy. Let’s say it has something to do with whether to allocate limited resources toward in-house development or to pay external suppliers for development. It’s a perfectly polite conversation: everyone is acting like an adult and no one is calling the other…

Bradley Waters

A wanderer, a water-drinker, a wastrel, and [something pithy]

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