Posts Tagged ‘ introspect ’

Performance reviews don’t suck

Performance Reviews

A colleague sent me this article from the Wall Street Journal bashing — nay, ripping apart — performance reviews. While Samuel A. Culbert dismisses this procedure adopted across all companies as a standard measure of employees’ skills/achievements/career trajectory, it’s hard for me to imagine the corporate world doing away with the idea altogether. He…
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A journey of self-discovery

The journe to self-discovery isn't easy

I sat in silence. The sky engulfed me. So did the greenery. It was a meditative state … hearing nothing but the chirping of the birds. The sound of the breeze in the rustling leaves. The smell of grass. Everything kissed by the sun. I was at peace. As I cocked my head to…
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An inquiring mind

Thinking

A couple of my posts in the recent past have triggered some “interesting” in-person/offline reactions — people have said that I am “too philosophical” or that I “want to live in an ideal world.” I’ve been told some of these issues don’t concern them (or me, for that matter) and never will … so…
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You are not your job

Needs and wants

I watched The Fight Club again after several years and it was interesting that different aspects of the movie resonated with me this time than when I had first seen it. Probably because of where I am in my life right now vis-a-vis a decade ago. There are a lot of gems in this…
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A stunted approach to personal growth

Be Good To Yourself

Like most folks working in corporate America, every year I am asked to identify areas of professional development. For the past four years I have been going to the Editors Forum, a conference that brings together writers and magazine editors from the world of higher education to exchange ideas, explore uncharted territories, and look…
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