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30 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old (Pay Attention To #15)

Before you read this page, make sure you save it and always look at it, just to remind yourself not to regret these things. Here are the 37 things …

Self-help

The terrible 'what if': how OCD makes every day a matter of life or death

OCD is often called the 'doubting disease' because deep down, the sufferer knows the thoughts are irrational.<p>The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall food court when I was 12. As the employee handed me an extra gooey Cinnabon nestled in crinkly tissue, I …

Mental Health

How to Beat Mid-Career Malaise

We all have times when we wonder, “Am I at the right company? Am I in the right job? And is this all there is?” These questions are especially agonizing for mid-career professionals who may be searching for fulfillment while juggling demands at home and intense financial pressures to earn. How …

Ann Arbor

The Unbearable Awkwardness of Automation

On June 27, 1967, a Barclays bank in Enfield, London, debuted what is widely regarded as the first automatic teller machine, or ATM. The machine …

'Signing Day' recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college

The familiar high school rituals take place every spring. Athletes sign letters of intent to play for college programs as their coaches beam with …

Five Digital Dangers

<i>But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.</i> (Romans 13:14)Christians do not just coast through …

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WALSH: The Four Terrible Things That Are Destroying Boys In Our Culture

Our culture is very bad for boys. It's bad for girls, too. It's bad for everyone. But I think we fail to recognize and appreciate the unique …

GM’s dress code is only two words

When asked what men can do to improve women’s lives at work, Mary Barra gets straight to the point: “Stop making assumptions,” she tells Quartz.<p>As chief executive at General Motors, Barra practices what she preaches. Her management philosophy is epitomized by GM’s workplace dress code—which is …

General Motors

50 Tiny Tips to Get Clutter Free When You Have to Wait

One of the things that has changed my house and my mind about clutter more than any other thing is what I’m calling “microsorting.”In my previous …

Cleaning

12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs

What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described as “industry best practices” by people who ought to know better but …

Schadenfreude

Agile’s dark secret? IT has little need for the usual methodologies

Agile is supposed to be yesterday’s news. Advanced companies? They’ve jumped to DevOps. Except, a lot of application teams not only haven’t adopted …

Project Management

Is Theology Your Idolatry?

We have often loved what we’ve learned about God more than God himself.<p>The Bible warns us about the dangers that come with our knowledge of God, …

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.<p>Esparza is a …

Higher Education

5 Things That Don’t Get An Invitation Into Our Bedroom

We’re all for exploration in marriage and constantly trying out new things, but there are just some things that we believe don’t belong in your …

Why Fighter Pilots know that Quick Reactions are for Losers

‘I plan for the 6th order effect and I do it in about half a second.’<p>If I had heard that from anyone other than another fighter pilot, I would’ve …

6 life skills your kid should know before they leave home

My kid recently attended future freshman night at the high school.<p>For her, this meant checking out clubs and teachers and classes and getting the …

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. Sometimes you are part of the decision process, and other times the decision is simply handed down. Either way, you are now responsible for …

To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen

Samar Minallah Khan, the feminist Pakistani anthropologist and filmmaker, was enraged. Local tribal leaders were trading little girls as compensation for their male family members’ crimes.<p>These leaders, responsible for settling legal disputes in their villages, act as local judges. A longstanding …

Leadership

Perfectionism Is Increasing, and That’s Not Good News

According to the World Health Organization, a record number of young people worldwide are suffering from serious depression or anxiety disorders. In some sections of society, there is a tendency to dismiss this trend as the product of an over-indulged, over-entitled, and over-sensitive “snowflake …

The Scandal of Goal-Setting

We live in a culture that’s working up a good sweat, always pushing us to excel. Goal-setting. Achieve more. Grow.…The post The Scandal of …

Goal Setting

Ten Reasons People Resist Change

Leadership is about change, but what is a leader to do when faced with ubiquitous resistance? Resistance to change manifests itself in many ways, from foot-dragging and inertia to petty sabotage to outright rebellions. The best tool for leaders of change is to understand the predictable, universal …

Why Do Employees Resist Change?

Change management isn’t working as it should. In a telling statistic, leading practitioners of radical corporate reengineering report that success rates in <i>Fortune</i> 1,000 companies are well below 50%; some say they are as low as 20%. The scenario is all too familiar. Company leaders talk about total …

Why Are Processes, Not Value Streams, Business Architecture Building Blocks?

The name change made by Womack and his associates at LEI falsely suggests that every process, or group of related processes, that can be represented …

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Inside America's Largest Religious Revival You Know Nothing About

For decades, demographic studies have indicated the steady decline of religion in America, but new measures suggest that, on the contrary, at least …

Never Harmless, Never Private, Never Safe

I know the enticing enslavement of pornography firsthand. I fought and lost, on and off, through high school and college. I clicked on my first …

Self Control

Reasons Why People Resist or Support Organizational Change

Change Management | Credit: annatodica<b>“Change can generate deep resistance in people and in organizations, thus making it difficult, if not</b> …

Psychology

Grumbling in Paradise: How to Break Through Discontent

June 14, 2010, sticks out like a redwood tree in the orchard of my memory. For the previous two years, I had wandered through a spiritual wasteland …

Theology

Purity and Prejudice

The sexual revolution has a well-known masculine bias. Though feminists have won real battles, the outcome of the war has never been in doubt. …

Aziz Ansari