One Amazing Trip

We performed on the fringe of the Fringe appearing last Sunday at St. John’s Church in the heart of Edinburgh as part of the Just Festival that focuses on issues of social justice. Our performance called The Unbelievable Beauty of Being Human showed to a nearly full house and was wildly received by all in attendance. We’ve taken trips with Interplayers before to Malawi, Africa and Sydney, Australia but this trip may have been the best. We made new Scottish...

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Building A Good Head of Esteem

While issues around self-esteem may have a significant psychological component, there are things we can do to simplify the process of feeling better about ourselves without having to delve deep within our psyche. Try some of these on for size. Make sure you are a good fit in your work environment—If you are working for an organization that does not fit your style, then look around for some new work friends, transferring to another department or even looking for a...

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Tying It All Together

It got so bad that my son Ken, who knew fashion, gave me a birthday gift one year by sewing little pieces of colored threads into my shirts, suits, sports coats, ties and slacks so that I could see merely look at the colored threads and know (with some measure of confidence) that my clothing selection would always work. This helped immediately relieve some stress and anxiety from my early morning activities. I think President Obama may have had a similar...

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Big Data

perform surgery, my friend told me that surgery was not always necessary and that some non-surgical procedures were worth trying out. But first, he wanted to conduct a hands on physical exam to see what was going on in and around my knee. My conversation led me to think about how we’ve become reliant on “big data” to guide discussions with others. Managers may look at “team engagement” studies to see how well supervisors are managing staff and will use...

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