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Life’s Short and Time Flies

It's 5:00 AM in Munich, Germany, and I can't sleep due a mixture of excitement and regret... My excitement comes from progress with the Rip Red Tape initiative. I'm halfway into my two-week immersion with HR organizations and mentors in Germany, and am looking forward...

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There Should Be Nothing Behind Your Monitor

It's unhealthy to have a wall behind your computer screen. Think about it: for over six hours per day on average, you are glancing at your computer monitor... imagine being told that you had to stare at a wall for six hours per day instead. It doesn't sound too...

Automatic Weekend Replies Prevent Monday-Morning Anxiety

Our made-up-yet-probably-accurate statistics suggest that 40% of anxiety in life comes from FOMO: fear of missing out. When we're away from our workdesks for an extended period of time, such as during a weekend, we experience no anxiety until Monday hits, whereby that...

Follow-Up on Anonymity Being Weak

Rip Red Tape received some angry criticism with this previous post on anonymity. Dozens of readers found it important that folks be able to speak their minds without consequence to themselves personally. They found it harsh that we would suggest that anonymous...

Colorado Springs Mayor’s Leadership Response Rating: D+

Leadership response to tragedy sets the tone for an organization. In the case of the City of Colorado Springs, Mayor John Suthers' response to tragedy has been nonexistent, which has created a void in the creative psyche of his city and its people. Imagine this: a...

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