I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.
A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it.
Working mothers do an hour more per day than working fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour more per day with the kids than working fathers do.
Second, if you're the boss, just because they don't ask doesn't mean your employees don't have needs.
But the important thing is to lie down and fall asleep. That little nap means you wake up fresh again and can continue.
More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom's got to be the one who stays home, not dad.
Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table.
Art has never been a popularity contest.
I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest.
It was just that we had this phenomenal honeymoon relationship that just kept on going.
Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.
The invisible dilemma is that men face the very real problem that they don't feel comfortable bringing these issues up and they tend not to be acknowledged at work.
It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is - like Verdi said - working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra's collective qualities emerge.
At my age, you are naturally inclined towards teaching.
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