“Always-On” Helping Your Humanity?
Let me connect a collection of thoughts about Catholic, Lean, workplace violence, faith, respect for all people, economics, and the triple “P” I call it “Lean respects all humans@work”. It is related to this Wall Street Journal Article about “always on”. https://www.donwatza.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/How-to-Disconnect-From-‘Always-On’-Work-Culture-WSJ.pdf
This is a great article and ever so true about the differences between Americans and Europeans. A Belgium customer said to me, “Americans live to work and Europeans work to live,” this has stuck with me.
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Virtue Exhibited by the Youth
There was a lot of virtue exhibited by the young men in the video. By contrast, the Fake News is Destroying America with their telling of a fabricated story. This is the opposite of virtue, call it pure evil. Okay, is that too strong? But, if what they’re telling is a lie and they want to draw you in and make it attractive so you read it and believe it, and, they want you to find the emotion of hate to hate those students, isn’t that evil?
Gov. Lamm’s 2003 Prediction
There’s an old speech that has circulated around the internet for the last 15 years. It’s Gov. Lamm speaking about how to destroy America. He makes bold statements that we see come true in the terrible Media attack on Covington High School youth. Continue reading “Youth Exhibit Virtue At Lincoln Memorial”
Here’s a well-written immigration and border article by a good Catholic source. Why is a Catholic perspective worth considering? Catholic is a way of moral thinking based in reality and truth that has stood the test of time. It always puts humans first and demonstrated that over and over again.
Here’s new information I didn’t know. “DID YOU KNOW: The Secure Fence Act was originally approved by Senators Obama, Clinton…and yes, even Chuck Schumer.” This is from the CatholicVote post. In 2006, Democrats supported this act and the wall was started. Now, Trump is asking to complete the wall, the media makes it look like a new idea and blames Trump.
This is a balanced article, it provides a brief background including why Democrats oppose Trump and the Wall. It asks the right questions and provides answers, like the Bishops guidelines on the morality of protecting our borders.
Here’s the 9 minute video from President Trump asking the Democrats to negotiate this. A lot of good quotes, for instance, “all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled immigration.” He also asks why should we have open borders when many politicians have walls and gates around their own homes? Give it a listen and tell me what you think.
When I see or know of a family who is in the middle of immigration I feel terrible, how awful. But, I’d caution that the media force feeds these emotional moments because they know emotion makes for great ratings. But, emotions make for bad decisions. Lean says make a scientific, metric-based decision and it pushes away emotionally poor decisions.
Here are a few posts have themes of people over personal agendas, Government Morals, Blockchain.
I’m open to a conversation to help us make sense of this. Feel free to comment.
I found this funny, .
Laughing is healthy and this made me laugh today. The laugh you get is worth the word he chooses to laugh at.
ISMO, “I Didn’t Know Shit.”
Things that are true are right in front of us, and the truth is something we should admit or see more often. I wonder if we could use humor to see the truth in our broken health system.
Article on the “Benefits of laughing”.
Physical health benefits of laughter
Boosts immunity, lowers stress, decreases pain, relaxes muscles, prevents heart disease.
Mental health benefits of laughter
adds joy, eases anxiety, improves mood, strengthens resilience.
Social benefits of laughter
Strengthens relationships, attracts others to us, enhances teamwork, helps defuse conflict, promotes group bonding.
Where can we find humor about what we pay for in our healthcare system?
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/QPTYc3L-ohg
How do you balance listening to employees needs and making time for all the other things to do as a manager?
LEAN says, go to the shop floor employee, go to the office worker, ask any employee about what exactly is going on, listen, understand, then ask them,
“What do you need right now, to do your job serving the customer?”
Catholic says, subsidiarity is a very Catholic notion, it says, the person closest to the work is the person who should influence change the most. That sounds pretty much like LEAN, don’t you think?
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