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"You realize the sun doesn't go down

It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round"

(excerpt from Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips)

 

The Gap Finder Hits The Trail

By Peter Walzer |

  Anyone who has worked with me for an extended period of time would agree there is an aspect of my personality that could easily get me labelled a Gap Finder. What’s a Gap Finder? I may have made up this term (I am honestly not sure if I’ve heard…

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We’re Just Talking About Emotional Maturity

By Peter Walzer |

In the New Yorker’s recent book review of Emotional Intelligence (Goleman, Daniel, Bloomberg Publishing, 2020) – on the occasion of the book’s 25th Anniversary Edition – reviewer Merve Emre takes a deeper look into what has driven the success of the whole Emotional Intelligence movement (as Emre notes, “in the…

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Managing Chaos?

By Peter Walzer |

    A recent post on a site called the Leaders Blog has an eye-catching sub-title: “Your Success is likely tied to the art of managing organized chaos.” Is that actually true? Can we manage chaos? Is “organized chaos” worth better understanding and attempting to manage?       Leadership…

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Relationships are Paramount

By Peter Walzer |

Like many people in this age of COVID-19, I am grasping at things in these final days of 2020 to try and determine what is coming next after what we could call the Lost Year. And it really is not clear that we know what is coming next. Meanwhile, I…

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When Things Fall Apart

By Peter Walzer |

      When my father used to put my young sister to bed for the night – she must not have been older than four or five, at the time – she would wail and cry. She just didn’t want the day to be over. My father’s response to…

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The Fire This Time — Continued

By Peter Walzer |

In the The Fire Next Time (Baldwin, James, Vintage International, NY, 1962), the African-American writer James Baldwin asks: “how can one respect, let alone adopt, the values of a people who do not, on any level whatever, live the way they say they do, or the way they say they…

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The Fire This Time

By Peter Walzer |

At 5:44 AM on a Monday morning, my son texted me from Redding, California: “Hey pops. Pray for us, please.” Another fire had started just over the ridge from where he and his family live, and he had just snapped the above picture from the road as he tried to…

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Frederick Taylor Strikes Again

By Peter Walzer |

    In Peter Cappelli’s September article Stop Overengineering People Management in Harvard Business Review, Mr. Cappelli reminds us that “the long march toward enlightened management is typically seen as beginning in the 1930s, when researchers and, more important, corporate leaders began to abandon the assumption that workers should be…

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What About A Sane Society?

By Peter Walzer |

    What does it mean to be living in a society that is sane? I know I am not the only one wondering and worrying about how much longer we can all sustain a society that is in a state very few would say resembles sanity. So, with this…

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