Category Archives: Perspective

You are responsible for your own happiness

I feel as if I have already written this post in a variety of different forms at least a thousand times. So, one more time won’t hurt. And, honestly, it probably won’t be the last. After all, its all about … Continue reading

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Rushing To Work — Missing The Beauty

Ask yourself — if you were on your way to work and heard one of the world’s greatest violinists playing on the street, would you notice? A brilliant piece in the Washington Post called “Pearls Before Breakfast” describes an experiment … Continue reading

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Hiring decisions, when mistakes keep on giving and giving and giving

I was reading Toby’s post, entitled “Influential HR Grows Talent Management, First and Foremost,” preparing to slap a little bit of artwork on to the top of this article when I stumbled across this passage: HR is responsible for Human … Continue reading

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Pencil or Swiss Army® knife?

Ruminating on Toby’s “Are you a tool?” caused me to start lollygagging down a different path of thought. Because, in many regards, we’re all tools. In some fashion or another. In some applications. And I’m not just saying that because … Continue reading

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Job Search or Career Management? There's a difference

Just stumbled upon a great post over on the JibberJobber blog, entitled “Paradigm Shifting: Job Search vs. Career Management.” It hits upon the same points about which we’ve been carping recently. You shouldn’t be looking for a job or working … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Involvement, More than a living, Passion, Perspective | 4 Comments

Expecting Common Sense in the Workplace

Hmm. Common Sense may not be as common as you’d like. Reading over at Educated Being put this idea in perspective, and highlights a shift in expectation from Common Sense to Responsibility: Every individual has different origin, experiences, and way … Continue reading

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Intramural commutability

For us work-from-home types, it can be difficult to “unplug” from the office. Especially when that office sits just a few short steps away from “home.” Web Worker Daily offers some tips for transitioning from work to home with “When … Continue reading

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5 tips to guarantee fulfillment on your next project (even if it's a complete failure)

As I’ve mentioned in some of my recent posts, I tend to get hung up on the big picture. And because of that, I tend to overlook smaller successes. Or I downplay them. A change of perspective is in order. … Continue reading

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Know thy enemy: 100 Ways to Kill a Concept

Our pursuits here at More than a living are often twofold. Two sides of the same coin. On one hand, we’re in the business of helping you focus. Helping you find perspective. And helping you get the most out of … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Corporate Culture, Creativity, Criticism, Enemies, Fear, Growth, Ignorance, Manifesto, More than a living, Perspective, Risk | 2 Comments

Above average? So is everyone else, apparently

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer “A’s and B’s for everyone“: 83% of Americans believe they are above-average workers 74% of American adults believe they have above-average common sense 58% of Americans believe they have above-average IQs 94% of university professors … Continue reading

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