Mountain Minute: It’s after lunch and 5PM is near…

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When we are at work, we think about being at home or somewhere other than work that might resemble play time. When we are at home, we think about the next day’s report or meeting at work. Philosophical Engineering Often … Read More

Mountain Minute: The morning meeting

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Most companies (teams really) have meetings to get on the same page.  Philosophical Engineering   Most people find that meetings are boring and it’s really a test of how well you can be on your phone and still look like … Read More

Mountain Minute: Last Week Audit Results

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With every audit, comes opportunities for improvement despite the results. Philosophical Engineering One can look at the “number” of items that were incorrect and measure success based on that. However, we cannot lose sight within just looking at the “numbers”. … Read More

Mountain Minute: The work place culture

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An upcoming audit to meet Aerospace requirements in accordance to AS9100D, has reminded the team at General Metal Heat Treating of one thing. Philosophical Engineering “Do what you say, say what you do.” In essence it’s really that simple sometimes, … Read More

Mountain Minute: Almost to hump day…

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Cycles can be a good or bad thing depending on what keeps going around and around.  Philosophical Engineering   Typically our “work” week cycles from Sunday to Saturday and “in between” from Monday to Friday we have to go to … Read More

Mountain Minute: “I’ve been saying that all along… But my boss won’t let me…”

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We often say we are going to get something done after a brilliant idea has struck our minds. But then what typically tends to happen is that we realize someone or something is immediately in our way. Philosophical Engineering And … Read More

Mountain Minute: It’s not just fear of no paycheck

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We often are most often under the impression that every 40 hours we put in to “working”, we are to earn a paycheck for every two weeks. And it’s scary to think that if we don’t have money coming… then what? … Read More

Mountain Minute: New job? Or new perspective?

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Once upon a time I thought that a dream job would be my “passion”. My “doesn’t even feel like work to me” sort of job. Philosophical Engineering And yet when I run 20 miles training for a marathon, a sport … Read More

Mountain Minute: A different kind of passion

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Last week I challenged you to determine what your “meaning making process” was. This week I will try and convince you why it’s important to have one.  Philosophical Engineering There is a perception that a good life is that of … Read More

Mountain Minute: Do you have a meaning making process?

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What is your meaning making process? Do you have one? Philosophical Engineering You might be asking, well what is “meaning”? And to not get all “wise-old-philosopher-with-hand-to-chin-thinking-pose” on you, that’s really what this question is asking. How and where do you … Read More

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