‘Essential’ is a Choice

Most of us don’t meet the government’s definition of “essential” when it comes to working the front lines of the response to the novel corona virus. Most of us, that is, are deemed “non-essential.” And we who are “non-essential” have been given a very short and manageable to-do list: wash your hands, stay at homeContinue reading “‘Essential’ is a Choice”

Routine Maintenance

Oil changes. Pulling weeds. Brushing teeth. Important but not much fun. Valuable but not exciting. Essential but not transparently so. At work: regular, open conversations with team members. About how they’re doing, what they’re feeling, what they’re hoping for. About how you’re doing, what you’re feeling, what you’re hoping for. Important. Valuable. Essential. No satisfactionContinue reading “Routine Maintenance”