Alone at Work

The Harvard Business Review recently posted an article about the Loneliness Epidemic and how organizations can work to fight it. Here is a link to the article. A Summary Loneliness is a more significant health problem than we think. People live shorter lives, abuse substances, and become depressed all because of loneliness. To emphasize the point,¬†loneliness does more damage to life expectancy than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Yikes. Why should employers be concerned? To many, this article seems like something that psychologists and the like, should be exclusively involved with, but employers can make the difference. Most people spend more time at work thanRead More →

Never Stop Learning

This¬†short story describes a character-building moment that defines my personality to this day. I have intentionally left out names. The year was 1999, it was late September, and everyone was settling into the routine of the new school year. The weather was starting to cool down and evenings were coming earlier and earlier each day. After school, you could hear the rumblings of the football team practicing outside and the consistent interval of the marching band drumming along as they circled the building during their drills. The school district had one high school, three middle schools, and six elementary schools. In addition to the schools,Read More →