Tag Archives: Patterns

Systemic constraints, individual autonomy

I have spent the past few weeks reflecting on my life’s work – the highs and lows, the times when I have been most energized and engaged – toward identifying the purpose of my next life chapter.  What I am … Continue reading

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Indirect feedback: better than no feedback?

I recently received some indirect feedback.  It was well-intentioned – meant to help me do my job better.  I welcomed it, because I think any feedback on performance and what could be better is better than nothing.  There is always … Continue reading

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Paying down my emotional debt

All my life I have heard the well-intentioned advice about forgiveness of others being truly a gift for yourself. That holding on to resentment hurts me more than the other person. I understood this intellectually. But that was never enough … Continue reading

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Filtering information and seeing patterns that may not be there

The difference between correlation and causation is well known among most data analyst folks, as is the risk of drawing a false conclusion about a causal connection between two variables that are correlated but not causally related. I was talking … Continue reading

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