The Wood Behind the Walls

Lance Ideas, Leadership Comments

Reading Time: 4 minutesFor the past week I have been living in a Nyquil commercial, only without the peaceful night’s sleep at the end of the little cup of emerald syrup. I have been sick with a seasonal whatever, and missed a week of work (and blogging too) as a result. After the first couple of days, I paid a visit to my family …

Shallow Hal

Lance Ideas, Integrity, Leadership Comments

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday is the release date for Terminator Genisys — which apparently is Hollywood-speak for “Yeah, it’s pretty much the same storyline as the 1984 original.” But long before “Skynet” was the cultural synonym for computer artificial intelligence run amok, a soothingly spoken apology was THE image of mankind’s fear of the rise of the Machine: While the specter of machines …

The 2 Insights That Led Me To My Radical Career Change

Lance Fear, Forbes, Ideas Comments

Reading Time: 1 minuteMuch has been written about today’s Millennial workers who enter their professional career expecting to change jobs and even professions multiple times throughout their working years. From this perspective, more than a few years in the same role feels like stagnation, or even punishment. The opportunity to make a drastic career change doesn’t feel so daunting if you expected to do it …

Fighting For Balance

Lance Fear, Ideas, Integrity, Leadership, Simplicity Comments

Reading Time: 1 minuteWhen you hear the term “work-life balance,” what do you think of? When you read that phrase, does the picture it creates in your mind’s eye look something like this?   It seems whenever the notion of balance is discussed as a function of a healthy life, it is measured in the metrics of time: the blue drudgery of “Work” …

The Anchor of Expertise

Lance Ideas, Integrity, Leadership Comments

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs I am (slowly) making my way through Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow, I find myself continually fascinated by the insights it contains into how the machines of our minds process information. Last night I was captured by the concept of the anchoring effect. Here’s how Kahneman explains it succinctly: when people consider a particular value for an unknown quantity …