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On being "intense"

I've used many personality assessment methods & tools in the past. Gallup SF, Transactional Analysis, OCEAN - that sort of stuff (& more). I'm not a professional behavioral psychologist (of course), but I thought nothing would surprise me regarding the qualification of personality types. Yet, I've recently (in the last few months)...

Writing culture? Reading one is better.

Some organizations are said to have a "writing culture". They promote it as more objective & fair - it helps shy/introverted people express themselves and bridges the status gaps between people in different levels of org charts. Deliberate practice in writing improves the brevity & clarity of thought and makes knowledge...

Alt-culture: between the cultural debt and delusions

Alt-culture (some call it "anti-culture") is an organization's underground, authentic culture. Different from the officially communicated (internally and externally) one. What are its key characteristics? * it consists of regular/consistent actions, behavioral patterns, values (used in everyday decision making) of the majority of the organization's members - empirically observed, not...

Office: Reconquista?

To make sure it's 100% clear, a short reminder: this blog post represents my private comments, statements, and viewpoints. They should not be associated with my employer - either the current one or the past ones. The opinions quoted in this article have popped up during casual, social conversations, not...

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