Dangerous Desks …


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… and who am I to argue with a best-selling author, whose works continue to sell and be made into films and television series?

For some people, a desk is something other people have to sit behind, but for many of us, it is an essential piece of furniture, whether we toil in a cubicle, open office, or in our den at home.  The basic elements apply, even if you just spread out in a booth at a BreadCo or Starbucks.

I do wonder if some additional information is necessary, though.  Here are some quick diagnostic questions to ponder as you go about your daily work.  If you do not have a desk, take a few minutes to create a visual image of a desk that you might use, then answer the questions:

HOW DO YOU PHYSICALLY USE YOUR DESK?

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TMI Syndrome Treatment Plan (Partial)…


Magazine Shelf - Morguefile.comHi, my name is John … I am an information junkie … 

At one time, magazine subscriptions were my main source of information.  I used to wait with anticipation for my monthly edition of LifeLookNational Geographic, and Readers Digest.   Later on, my tastes changed to such titles as Mad MagazineCar & DriverHeavy MetalRunner’s World, and Omni.  Of course, as an adult professional, I read many academic and trade journals and magazines, along with general interest and news magazines like Time AND Newsweek,    I even subscribed to Mother Jones for a while.

Between magazine subscriptions and textbooks, I had all the information I needed.  It strikes me that I could write an autobiography of my life, using only the magazine subscriptions I have received to show the changing threads and activities.

Today, I no longer wait with anticipation for paper to arrive monthly or weekly .   I have no paper subscriptions.  My subscriptions now come digitally and daily, flowing into my inbox with the overwhelming force of millions of tiny pebbles.  Continue reading

Books, Glorious Books …


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Saturday has been a day of introspection and reorganization:

image-29-08-15-01-09-114 books on the Immediate Action shelf at eye level for reading, reviewing, and using …

65 on the shelf next to my laptop which have been read, but need to be kept close for comfort …

63 more on the book shelf immediately left of my typing and working area, which I do not need quite as close as the others … image-29-08-15-01-06-2

100 on the bookcase 8 long feet away, by the back door …

unnamed18 more shelves (20 inches long each) full of books in 4 units on far wall, plus 1 more narrow, but full bookcase to the right of the “real” book cases …

Five more full shelves of books which you pass by to enter my work area …image-29-08-15-01-06-3

… Okay, I also have a 20 X 13 Inch box with books that have not been shelved yet …

 

 

By the way, that first image with the quote is NOT a picture of my books … way too organized and color coördinated.  The others represent selected views of my work and learning environment.

Three comments about this state of affairs:

1.  My office still does not smell like a library … yet. 

2.  I obviously need more book shelves …

3.  I might have a slight problem with overcommitment …

Wondering where to put the extra books in the Heartland ….

John

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Other Images:  Meself

Leadership is necessary at ALL levels …


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Leadership is necessary at ALL levels of the organization, not just in the corner office and board room.

 

This means that leadership development must occur at all levels of the organization.

#WBECS #coaching #Leadership #PeterCheese

NOTICE OF RELOCATION …


Strategic Learning Group LLC announces relocation of world headquarters …

In order to more fully use corporate resources, maintain our high level of employee engagement and motivation, and create the most effective corporate image, our organization has decided to move operations to a more conducive environment.  Here’s the view from my new officeSmile.

 

Patio Shot

This move has already proved successful in improving work productivity and creating a renewed sense of energy among our employees.  

On the other hand, we did not feel like fixing the above photo to recreate the beautiful blue sky that we can see from the corporate headquarters.  If you want to see what we see, you need to come to Missouri.

Working hard and enjoying the day in the Heartland ….

John