Category Archives: Love

Are you intrinsically motivated? Really?

It’s easy to think you are, but your behav­ior might tell a dif­fer­ent sto­ry. For exam­ple, if you find your­self work­ing 24/7. It could be that you love your work, that you feel you are mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion to some­thing big­ger than your­self and that at the core you are help­ing oth­ers with­out ask­ing for […]

Drink Deep and Decide What You Need

As the great res­ig­na­tion con­tin­ues, it’s clear that things will need to change more, not less. It’s a new con­scious­ness that is aris­ing, that just won’t put up with mean­ing­less work, armored hier­ar­chies, unre­spon­sive lead­ers, exces­sive work and dead­line pres­sures and all man­ner of inequities and work­place unfair­ness­es. Peo­ple will go. They just leave. They […]

Of Love and Truth

I don’t want to make this too the­o­ret­i­cal or abstract. By love, I mean the whole range of things we do to show care for oth­ers, not attrac­tion or romance. By truth I mean the oppo­site of lies, decep­tion and cov­­er-ups, espe­cial­ly hav­ing to do with what we tell our­selves and oth­ers. So here’s a […]

On Organizational Anger

There is a form of orga­ni­za­tion­al anger that all lead­ers need to under­stand. It is not the hos­tile out­burst of an aggriev­ed staff mem­ber, though this may be a symp­tom just as a shoot­er in a pub­lic place can be a symp­tom of a broad­er social despair. It is not the same as deal­ing with […]