Q & Q: April 22, 2019

What Obstacles might stand in your way to reach your goals?

Q & Q: April 15, 2019

“I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.” 
― Michel Foucault

Attempting to curate one’s image can limit the scope of possibilities they consider. Does your view of yourself impede achieving the results you desire?

Q & Q: April 8, 2019

We are constantly told to look at the big picture. It’s an easy thing to say that only the end result of our labors truly matter. It’s only when we focus on each detail and make each the best it can be, do we make the adequate extraordinary.

Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.”

-Sir Henry Royce, 1st Baronet, OBE


Was there a time that you made the mediocre into the extraordinary by focusing on the details?

Q & Q: April 1, 2019

Our world is full of half-baked facts and information. How do you keep from being fooled?

Q & Q: March 25, 2019

I don’t know why, but this one, out of all the things that I have ever read, really sticks with me.

Here is the quote:

We live in strange times. We also live in strange places: each in a universe of our own. The people with whom we populate our universes are the shadows of whole other universes intersecting with our own. Being able to glance out into this bewildering complexity of infinite recursion and say things like, “Oh, hi, Ed! Nice tan. How’s Carol?” involves a great deal of filtering skill for which all conscious entities have eventually to develop a capacity in order to protect themselves from the contemplation of the chaos through which they seethe and tumble. So cut your kid a break, Okay?

– Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams.

Thinking about that quote, how does it impact your own interactions?  Does it have any relevance on things outside of personal interaction?

P.S.  If you haven’t read the 5th book of the Trilogy, I would recommend it, especially the audiobook read by the author.  It’s easily my favorite in the series.

Q&Q: March 18, 2019

An old story tells of a poor peasant who finds a bottle in the woods. The proverbial genie
appears offering the grant of any wish whatsoever…to which the peasant replied: “Kill my neighbor’s cow.”

Like the peasant, are we often blind to our own mental cages?

Productivity can be enhanced or thwarted by canned ways of thinking and doing. How can we
systematically insure that our habits and patterns of work accrue to the benefit of our organization?

What affect does cultural norm, prejudgement, inertia, etc. have on our work and personal habits?  Can you think of others?

Q&Q: March 11, 2019

 

What are we busy about? Is it a productive busy or a busy just to fill the day? Do we take time to reflect or to slow down?

Team Huddle: March 1, 2019

Above and Beyond

Questions Activity, getting to know our coworkers.  The questions can be seen here. 

The activity video below you can hear the excitement on asking these fun questions to each other.

Below is the wrap up and the sharing video, we all had a great time.

  • Description – Lorraine
  • Activity – DTS
  • After – Shannon
  • Summary – Kevin

 

Q&Q: March 4, 2019

While it is tempting to play it safe, the more we’re willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.            ~ Frazier

Take a chance or play it safe? Do you think that people in IT tend to play it safe or take risks? Where are you at?

Q&Q: February 25, 2019

“Man does not simply exist, but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment.” – Viktor Frankl

be yourself

Who are you choosing to BE at this point in your life?

(it is your decision, after all)