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 […]

The Costs of Empathic Inaccuracy — Recommended Reading

Tashiro, Ty.  Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome. New York: William Morrow, 2017.  Read an excerpt of Chapter 1 here. When it is appropriate, most people like being seen.  Seen for who they are, for what they contribute, and for their creativity. Appropriateness depends on the context.  In contexts […]

Moving Through Time or Space, Where Does Your Energy Go?

Do you use your energy mostly for moving through space or for moving through time?  Does it matter?  Is there a purpose to the question?  Yes and yes.  It matters how the energy is used, the purpose to which you put it. A little physics helps us see why.  Einstein’s theory of special relativity showed […]

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 […]