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The Two Precursors to Meaning

Don’t you hate it when you’re having a conversation with someone, and suddenly you realize that you’re on totally different wavelengths? Let’s say we’re discussing your upcoming change management project, and you have been explaining the framework that will be needed to increase your warehouse’s production output. How would you feel if I respond with a completely unrelated topic: “Frameworks are incredibly useful! Which method do you prefer: the ADKAR, SWOT, or PESTEL?” Continue reading “The Two Precursors to Meaning”

Are You Using This Essential Risk Management Tool?

Strategic risk management is the process of identifying, analyzing, and controlling uncertainties that keep an organization from achieving its objectives. Of the many tools available to increase your strategic risk intelligence—such as a root-cause analysis or a workflow diagram—one is especially useful. It’s simple but often overlooked: the humble dictionary.

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Perspective Shifts and My (New) Irish Heritage

March 17 is an American holiday to commemorate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Although not originally celebrated in Ireland, this day became important to Irish immigrants as a way to remember their heritage.

Happy St Patricks Day
And it’s one that I have never celebrated. Until today.

As with most oral family histories, mine was shared by relatives who spent time digging through genealogical records. I knew that my Dad’s side was German and English, and my Mom’s side was mostly English (my Grandmother was a descendant of the first King of England, Egbert of Wessex). That’s where my identity ended. Mostly English, with a German surname from my Dad’s side.

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