Surely Everyone Else Is Disengaged in the Same Way I Am

Equally disengaged and disengaged in the same way are not the same. Equal.  We can both be disengaged.  We can experience this directly, in our body. None of me shows up.  I feel unseen.  My voice is not needed.  We can see evidence in the residual artifacts.  Only a small percentage of the people present […]

Where Am I Actually Disengaged, in Your World or Mine?

I have read quite a bit lately about the very high percentage of people, across the globe, who report being disengaged at work.  A recent McKinsey study of millions of employees confirms this finding–most people are not engaged at work. This does not make sense to me.  I experience that Homo lumens is always generating creativity, somewhere.  Maybe […]

Not Being Engaged at Work Until November 12 — Dissolving the Disengaged Paradox

Yet another report from Gallup highlights how deeply disengaged people are in the work environment.  Gallup’s previous research in 195 countries showed that 87% of people in the workforce are either unengaged or actively disengaged.  That’s like not being engaged at work from January 1 to November 12, and only engaged from November 12 to December 31. A […]

10 Principles for a High-impact Life

You want to have an impact.  Your efforts are your investment.  The return on your investment is the impact.  The impact is the energy transferred, the energy that you generated transferred to someone else. There are 10 principles for a high-impact life.  These 10 principles derive from the specific way agreements fields work. Identify your […]

Too Much Resilience?

Can you have too much resilience?  It seems to depend on how you define your system. To have energy resilience, in the form of calories available for your body, you need more calories available to you than you use.  That is the definition of resilience–the ability to continue to function when the environment changes.  You […]

Shocking News! How We Treat Other Beings Might Influence What We Find

Connecting three dots. Vast amounts of people, globally, are disengaged at work. Some people are highly engaged at work, and get far better results, sustainably. Treating lab animals poorly seems to be decreasing experimental reproducibility of science. In a piece just out in the prestigious academic journal Science, Stanford University researcher Joseph Garner suggests, “We’re trying to […]

I Invite You to Become a Quitter, a Double Quitter

To celebrate the new year, I invite you to become a quitter.  Just quit.  Now.  And make a resolution for this new year to remain a quitter the whole year.  You can do it. In yet another book with well expressed, great observations, author and entrepreneur Seth Godin starts off his 2007 book The Dip observing […]

4 Steps to Create Inefficient, Ineffective, Obsoleting, Disengaging, De-energizing Groups

It turns out that, as humanity, we have excelled at learning how to create inefficient, ineffective, obsoleting, disengaging, de-energizing human interactions.  We have it down to four simple steps.  First, focus only on outcomes.  Second, git-r-done.  Third, experience life elsewhere.  Fourth, stick with the process in “the book.”  That’s it. Now, you might think that […]