Wednesday, August 30, 2006

number of minutes spent dealing with budget spreadsheets: 480
number of minutes spent dealing with children: 30

Oof. Too much work to do today. Too many spreadsheets due in the next 48 hours.
Why do we persist in believing that precision equals accuracy?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

number of consultations: 2
number of diet Cokes drunk: 4

Today is a day of one-on-one meetings, individual work and reflection.

Am pondering appropriate synonyms for what dear Bridget would
call "fuckwittage". Hrm. Maybe WHIMS as an acronym for
What in the Hell Idiocy is Masquerading as Strategic thinking.
which also has a logical connection the actual meaning of the
word whims -- management fads and shallow reactive thinking.
Amusingly, this is reminiscent of the acronym for our
Workforce Information Management System.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

number of team-building exercises: 5 (lava lake, pictionary, maze word challenge, traffic jam, uplift/popsicle pushups)
number of alcoholic beverages drunk: 1

And so it begins.....I am in my official orientation for the executive training program.
It is so v. interesting to meet all the other people in the class -- they are such a mix of personality and communication styles. I find it heartening to have my belief reinforced: that it takes all kinds to make the world.