Paradox gap

Instagram post screen shot with two men
The paradox of a suit and tie to jeans and a t-shirt.

Paradox has two diametrically opposing, opposite ends of a spectrum.

i envision a horizontal line with zero at the left end and 100 at the right end. The right number can be any number. Using 100 for simplicity.

Another way of quantifying the horizontal graph is on the left end is “Never” and the right end is “Always”.

Both ends are beliefs, statements, (possibly) facts, generalities, and so on. In between are levels of “more or less”.

Both ends represent the 100% opposite of the other.

Mid life crisis vs mid life celebration.

Go the extra mile vs go the extra inch.

Balance is a myth vs balance is not a myth.

Never saw it coming vs I’m not surprised.

Reflecting this morning on the ninth year since my friend and colleague took his life in his office, right after he sent a scathing email targeting five top leaders. Our entire team received it at 8:47 AM.

i remember it like it was yesterday.

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Workplace unhappiness is an American epidemic

High school track practice
i was stretching (on the ground) just like them, but it’s not appropriate for a parent to be in the athlete group. i literally mirrored their flexibility.


Workplace unhappiness is an American epidemic.

What’s the answer to feelings of inadequacy, disconnection, and lack of impact?

If you’re in charge, you better be managing this exceptionally well, and, you must also ensure your direct reports are a mirror image of your efforts.

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