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Creating an engaged workforce, please

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2013 at 4:09 pm

With all the continued hype over 20+ years about creating an engaged workforce, you would think we would be there by now, wouldn’t you? But how do we each transcend leader ego, the knowing better that magically arrives along with a title?

Grassroots doesn’t work. There isn’t a way for the workforce, who wants it, to do it for themselves unless they leave and become leaders in their own right. And maybe ego gets in all of our way.

This podcast from the author of the book Flat Army, seems to suggest some great, concrete ways to create engagement. But the light bulb has to want to change.


You gotta see these photos

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

You gotta see these photos

These are creepy. Think about it. One day you are fine, walking, driving, living on the normal flat plane. Then all of a sudden, there’s nothing where before there was normal life. Photo no. 8 seems creepiest, I guess ’cause it’s sort of personal.

Infinity Elephants

In How we learn and think, Uncategorized on July 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm


I’m not sure what I learned here ’cause there was a a lot but I love the idea of math concepts that don’t require numbers, that say, use elephants or camels instead.

Apples and Oranges DO mix

In cocktails on July 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Juice from one Cutie
1 oz. Core vodka (made from apples)
1 oz. Stirrings Apple
1 oz. Tyku

Shake with loads of ice. Strain. Sip. Really. Now make another. For me.

The Summer Garden

In Garden on July 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

The garden guardian now has on a birthday hat. Must take a photo for you. And he has a bird for company. Ah, another photo needed.

Ginger Apple Cocktail

In cocktails on July 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I have to take photos of these things! I will one day, I promise. I’ll do an entire cocktail photo shoot. But what will I do with all those different cocktails all at once?????

Okay. To the task at hand. Fill the shaker 1/2 way with ice. Add:

1 part Stirrings Ginger
1 part Stirrings Apple
1 part Tyku, the saki liquere in the light up bottle. Yup. You pick it up and it lights up and glows.
1 part (or a bit more) Hendrix Gin

Shake. Strain into a coupe or martini glass. Sip.