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What if you worked as circumstances deemed, not as demanded? Exercise Resilience

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ABC Resolutions: Elasticity

elasticity: February 26 – March 11

 What if you worked as circumstances deemed, not as demanded?

Spring high, low or medium. Be agile, flexible and mobile. Elasticity is a different approach to business movement, giving us infinite options. Elasticity lets us choose time and extent and enables us to expand the envelope edges so fully they reach the outer universe. Now elastic, we can stay in space, bounce back down to earth or rebound into orbit. Elasticity gives us the ability to stretch failures into success and contract capricious fantasies into rewarding realities.

resolve to: exercise resilience

Stop Violence, everyday, everyway

peace_doveThe deaths of the Beth Butler and Butch Baker is, of course, an example of physical violence. Their killing is also an example of workplace violence. Policing was the officers’ work. The Santa Cruz community in which they were shot was their workplace. Theirs’ was dangerous work. As was beautifully pointed out by their family, friends and colleagues, they choose this work not because they liked danger. They were the kind of people who wanted to use their smarts, talents and hearts to help and protect others. Police work helped them enact a first line of defense against those who would assault others, to be peace officers.

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Professionalism – Part 2 of 3

E is for ElasticityELASTICITY
What if you could do work as circumstances deemed, not as rules demanded?

PROFESSIONAL DIFFERENCES
If you are doing professional work, there will always be differences of opinion. A person may suggest another way for a project to develop for variety of reasons.

  1. The person has experiences which inform the suggested other action as a better or different one
  2. The person sees something amiss and suggests the other action to prevent a bad outcome
  3. The person sees another outcome, different from the expected, as preferred

In all cases the person should be listened to and the difference discussed. Experience is always a good teacher. Bigger or better outcomes than those first planned or expected most often occur from listening to others’ advice and points of view. Intelligence and continuous learning are skills of professionalism. Continue reading

Think Outside the Egg

E is for Elasticity

E is for Elasticity
What if you could do work as circumstances deemed,
not as rules demanded?

F is for FractalsF is for Fractals
What if the answers were already repeating all around you?

 

“Cage-free, vegetarian fed,” reads the inside of my egg carton. Musing upon these words, my thoughts went to Suzanne Somers. I recently caught her on TV saying she has discovered she is now allergic to eggs. The combination of the carton’s words and her egg allergy made me think. What if she wasn’t allergic to eggs? What if… Continue reading