Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Yesterday the guy who delivers The Herald drove by but
didn’t give me and most of the people on my block a paper. Today he delivered
two papers: yesterday’s and today’s. He wrote a note on the wrapper of
yesterday’s saying he was sure he delivered it, that I got him in trouble with
his supervisor when I called in the failure to perform, and he has to pay $5.
for each complaint. Too bad. There needs to be consequences for
non-performance. Too bad there are no consequences for Congressional
We are once again embroiled in a self-inflicted ‘crisis’
created, managed and performed by the Republicans in Congress, a ‘crisis’ with
no apparent downside consequences for them. While large majorities of Americans
and even some T Party and Republicans want the Congress to operate smoothly and
without crisis, that doesn’t count and somehow the obstructionists in Congress are
collecting rewards for not doing their job greater than the punishments that
can be meted out to them.
Who are the T Party and Republican Congressmen really
working for? Who are their real
constituents, the people who can reward and punish them? Not the majority of
Americans in their districts. Obviously there are no negative consequences for
being obstructionist. Obviously T Party and Republican Congressmen are being
rewarded for pleasing their real constituents, whoever they are. Too bad those
of us who disapprove of obstructionism and imagine ourselves to be their
constituents can’t punish them as much as their real constituents can reward