Daily Quote and Reflection from Eric Hoffer– STOP the extreme “True Believer” Approach to Problem Solving

Quote :“[The fanatic] fears compromise and cannot be persuaded to qualify the certitude and righteousness of his holy cause…We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand….By kindling and fanning violent passions in the hearts of their followers, mass movements prevent the settling of an inner balance…( and solving problems).

Reflection:  Remember Churchill’s speech asking his fellow citizens and Americans to fight on to defeat the Third Reich after Pearl Harbor ” We haven’t gone this far because we are made of sugar candy.” I believe it is time for the majority in America to stand-up and be heard and demand from Republican’s and the White House to stop making up unnecessary fights. like increasing the debt limit and start solving the real problems of America–more common sense  and common ground solutions rather than being fanatic about dogma and principle.

Keep Head Down to Save Your Job– Good or Bad Strategy?

“Things do not Change. We Change.” Henry David Thoreau

I hear over and over again from colleagues and beleaguered workers that the best way to survive this global economic crisis is to ” keep your head down”. I want to present a different point of view. If you are keeping your head down and just trying to do your work, hoping that this strategy will keep the “wolves away from the door”, you may be taking the wrong path. Continue reading “Keep Head Down to Save Your Job– Good or Bad Strategy?”