Archive for month: April, 2009

Survival Principle #4: Find Out What Calls You – From Inside

Survival Principle # 4: Find Out What Calls You-from Inside

When you are in The Abyss of high-impact change and the chaos and not knowing that comes with it-when it is impossible to develop a plan-it is imperative that you at least have a direction. What is it that ‘calls you’?  Something inside you that will …



Survival Principle #3: Quit Your Job and Find Your Work

Survival Principle #3: Quit your job and find your Work.

You make think so, but you really don’t want to keep your job, no matter how good it is. The derivation of the word “job” comes from the Old English word, gobbe. At that time in England, workers were paid by the gobbe, by the lump



Survival Principle #2: Take Responsibility for Your Own Life and Career

Survival Principle #2: Take Responsibility for Your Own Life and Career

In the old days—even ten years ago—there was a …



Ten Survival Principles for Turbulent Times

This post begins a series of Ten Survival Principles for Turbulent Times.

Some years ago my colleague, Nance Guilmartin (author of Healing Conversations: What to Say When you Don’t Know What to Say), suggested the notion of a ‘corporate heart attack’ as an apt metaphor for what happens when traumatic change enters a system. Remember that …



Unavoidable Fact of Life #4: You must reconnect work and the human spirit in a new way.

Unavoidable Fact of Life # 4: You must reconnect work and the human spirit in a new way.

Our knee-jerk reflex when life isn’t going our way is to try to change what’s happening, to impose our will on life.  It rarely works.  As the French existentialist said, “In a fight with reality, bet on reality.”
 
David …



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