The Conundrum of Compromise


Life necessitates a great deal of compromise. And unfortunately there are many misconceptions, even deceptions, about compromise. In situations of disagreement, conflict, competition for resources, organizational or familial change, compromise is expected, encouraged, and may even be mandated. This may not be ideal. The perception that compromise is a desirable way of dealing with problems […]

Auld Lang Syne: Reflections on the New Year


Auld Lang Syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o’ lang syne![i] I’m really not good at endings. Any leaving I’ve ever taken, every departure I’ve ever made, any job I’ve ever exited, voluntarily or not, any relationship that has ever ended, at my […]