June 24, 2021

My ears perked up on a call recently when I heard someone talk about "people living homeless." This was a new phrase for me. I…

I have a philosophy that I often share with the teams I work with. Mistakes are a natural part of life. I make mistakes all…

One of my favorite workplace neologisms is the term, "anecdata." Depending on the day, it's also my least favorite neologism. The word is a portmanteau…

view from a mountain overlooking a valley of trees
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the sunrise

You're hiking in the early morning. It's still dark out. You woke up early—about the hour when a decade ago you'd be going to bed.…

personal

the water we breathe

There is a photo near the desk where I worked full-time before the pandemic. I used to look at it every time I walked past.…

working

rocks and sand

My ears perked up on a call recently when I heard someone talk about "people living homeless." This was a new phrase for me. I usually say "people who are unsheltered" or "people experiencing homelessness" when I describe people who don't have permanent shelter. The words we use are important…

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the sunrise

You're hiking in the early morning. It's still dark out. You woke up early—about the hour when a decade ago you'd be going to bed. But instead, you're rising. You're a little on edge. The anticipation for this hike made it hard to go to sleep and the early morning…

working

new mistakes

I have a philosophy that I often share with the teams I work with. Mistakes are a natural part of life. I make mistakes all the time. But I try to understand the mistakes I make. I try to figure out what I can learn from them. A mistake, repeated,…

working

beyond anecdata

One of my favorite workplace neologisms is the term, "anecdata." Depending on the day, it's also my least favorite neologism. The word is a portmanteau of anecdote and data. It's an observation that lacks perhaps the rigor of academia but that we know to be true anyway. In the working…

walkthroughs

Targeted Universalism Step 5: Develop and implement targeted strategies for each goal to reach the universal goal

This series documents my experimentation with the use of Targeted Universalism (TU). I used the Othering and Belonging Institute‘s primer on the subject. There are five steps: Exploring TU Step 1: set a universal goal Step 2: assess general performance Step 3: identify groups Step 4: understand the structures Step…

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