Don’t let your passion get in the way of your progress

A recurring cartoon by David Siprass in the New Yorker pops up now and then. I always find it funny. It pictures the stereotypical old guy with a beard, wearing a robe, standing on a street corner holding up a sign that says, “THE END IS NEAR!” He’s approached by…

Don’t make the same mistakes I made when it came to my personal health

This past month I had the ultimate “health checkup.” In other words, my cardiologist chewed me out big time. My “sedentary, desk-chair lifestyle” (his exact words) had made me “so busy with work I did not pay attention to myself.”

Yep. I’ve gained some serious weight. (I was blaming it…

For you and those you ask for advice when choosing

Researchers at Cornell University determined we make 226.7 decisions per day on FOOD ALONE. (I believe the 0.7 decision was that fleeting thought I had regarding a Chili dog, before my common sense — and GERD — prevailed).

We literally make a multitude of decisions every single day. Again, it’s…

And other scientific studies that make you say ‘Duh!’

The results of a study were released today and the findings seem to be solid: “Higher stress levels raise blood pressure, risk of heart attack, and stroke.” Now, if you’re like me (old, medicated and stressed), I know what you’re saying, “NO S@*$, SHERLOCK! Imagine that. Stress causes health problems…

Yes, your company. Because winging it in any area might cause you to fail

If you’ve tried to purchase anything of significance lately (more than just, say, an apple or some canned salmon at the grocery store), you are familiar with the phrase, “The supply chain is broken.” Indeed, the pandemic has created a number of supply and demand crises, in addition to causing…

You might find the ‘sound of silence’ is exactly what you need

I’m sure you’re aware of Simon and Garfunkel’s song, “The Sound of Silence,” from 1964. (I particularly like the version produced by Disturbed in 2015.) While the overall theme of the song has been extensively discussed, and Paul Simon has not assigned any deep meaning to the lyrics, Art Garfunkel

The devil is in the details, unless you take care to cast him out

“Dot your i’s and cross your t’s” is an idiom from the 19th century meant to encourage schoolchildren to write by hand carefully and pay attention to detail. The concept was to be meticulous, precise and complete. In addition, the phrase was used by attorneys, bankers, and salespeople as a…

But maybe love isn’t the right word; let’s try respect

I have a good friend who is a senior manager with many years of supervisory experience. She recently took on a new position as one of the top people in the organization. So I was surprised when she said, “I don’t care if my employees like me. I just demand…

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