Tag Archives: Mistakes

Learning from an amygdala hijack

Last week I was hijacked. By my amygdala. I should have known better. I do know better. But last week, I didn’t prevent it when I could have and boom – I was hijacked by my amygdala.  An amygdala hijack … Continue reading

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Healthy Conflcit

I recently picked up a copy of A Grand and Bold Thing by Ann Finkbeiner. It’s a book about the original Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). I actually haven’t read it yet, so I’ll probably say more about the book … Continue reading

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Are we too generous in hiring and keeping employees?

A recent article I read about how to hire the right people for the right jobs gives a statistic attributed to the US Department of Labor that 50% of all new employees are gone within the first six months of … Continue reading

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Learn from your mistakes

I was recently sitting in on an oversight meeting of Gemini management.  Most of the meeting was spent in executive (ie. private) sessions, but during one of the two public sessions, one main topic was to explore how and what … Continue reading

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Flaunt your flaws: Don’t communicate the Toyota Way

In this information age, your customers will find out what you’re trying to hide sooner or later and you’ll be well ahead of the game if you are the one supplying that information and engaging your community in an appropriate solution from the start. Continue reading

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