Tag: Life


Thank You President Obama

“If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing.” – President Obama

“I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change – but in yours.”
– President Obama

“The scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware’s favorite son.” – President Obama

Emotion For Our Pets Helps Explain Human Health Spending

Harriet exploring on the shores of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Photo: Christopher Pollard

In almost every year since the 1960s, health care spending has grown at least as fast as the overall economy, and often much faster. Strange as it may sound, how we care for our pets offers some answers.

Source: How Emotion Over Pet Care Helps Explain Human Health Spending – The New York Times

Leader as a Social Architect

Leadership success is largely governed by, amongst other things, one’s ability to create an ecosystem of engagement, meaning, performance and growth.

Source: Organizational Leader as a Social Architect – Tanmay Vora

The Toll of Workplace Incivility

The number-one attribute that garnered commitment and engagement from employees was respect from their leaders. In fact, no other leadership behavior had a bigger effect on employees across the outcomes measured. Being treated with respect was more important to employees than recognition and appreciation, communicating an inspiring vision, providing useful feedback, or even providing opportunities for learning, growth, and development.

Source: The Hidden Toll of Workplace Incivility | McKinsey & Company

Life Doesn’t Suck

Abandoned Barracks at Fort Snelling Upper Post (while I reacquaint myself with the Samsung NX300), St. Paul, Minnesota. January 1, 2017: Photo by Christopher Pollard

“Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.”
– Joss Whedon