Magazine article Talent Development

Thing One and Thing Two. (Front Page)

Magazine article Talent Development

Thing One and Thing Two. (Front Page)

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I've been thinking about work. And life And how they seem like two huge entities trying to squeeze into the same compact airplane seat. It's not comfortable. It's possibly dangerous. And if it were even allowed on a flight, you'd still have to pay two full fares.

I'm not talking about work-life balance exactly. but more about work-life harmony. Dr. Seuss's Thing One and Thing Two also come to mind. They run around in a frenzy and aren't always compatible. Work-life isn't the theme of this issue of T+D, but it surely is a theme for the times. And it was definitely a theme running through the ASTD Conference in San Diego in May. People seemed to be looking for answers, meaningfulness, a "higher purpose in what we call work," as one person said. They were looking for a connection between what they do for 8, 9, 10, or more hours a day and who they are as human beings when they go home at night. …

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