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Not Being “Normal”

Right from the dictionary: Normal (as a word AND concept) is related to Norm.  Norms describe and enforce “what is accepted” by a vast majority.  Norms confer individuals a safety net of acceptance from the group if and only if the person complies with them…

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Cutting the ribbon of guilt

Nowadays, mostly because of better media, the public gets a front seat in watching organizations of any type (public or private, governmental or corporate, legit or illegal) crumble under various accusations regarding the way these organizations function.  People want justice or revenge, prevention or reparation…

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Corporate Cinderella

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” Indira Gandhi Once upon a time in a nearby realm there was an employee (let’s call…

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Detrimental Blame

We would like to believe in our freedom to choose our destiny – even if horoscopes are amazingly popular!  After all we are humans gifted with brains and choices and daily decisions do shape what we think and what we do to ourselves and to others. …

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Emotions and Actions in the Tragedy Aftermath

Whenever a tragedy (a terrorist attack, a natural catastrophe, or a man-made disaster) strikes  a ripple effect is visible.  The greatest shock and response belongs to the people directly affected.  Then on a different scale and different response come the relatives, friends, or neighbors.  Then…

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The Step from Problems to Solutions

  Here in Romania we are in the middle of a maelstrom caused by too much incompetence, carelessness, and insult of our value as individuals, society and country.  In the last 25 years there were many such overflows of anger from those who wanted and…

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Getting Out of the Comfort Zone

Everybody talks about and pleads for embedding change into our lives.  The inevitable change must be acknowledged and then embraced as the ultimate guide to survival.  Going beyond the comfort zone is highly praised in any personal development book.  Yet nobody I know of ever talked…

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Boss Day

Foreword:  There are people in this world who actually celebrate Boss Day.  Really?!   “Boss’s Day, also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers. It is annually observed in the United States on October…

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The Difficult Trap of Accountability

It’s a fact: our leaders are also human.  We sometimes tend to forget or reject the simple truth that the ones deciding on important factors of people’s life (in politics or business) have always been and will always be subject to anything that is human. …

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The Big Picture of Strategy

I have always admired chess players.  Their focus, calm, and extraordinary powers of planning and finding their particular road to presumed success are indeed overpowering.  And I wondered how do they organize and make their moves as a precise ballet across so many squares involving…

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