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Marissa Mayer, the CEO at Yahoo!, recently made a decision that has people talking. She announced that, beginning in June, all Yahoo! employees must report to their Yahoo! campus instead of telecommuting. Her reason? Her belief that greater creativity emerges from face-to-face encounters….I wonder if Ms. Mayer has considered the following in the course of her decision…. more >
It is significant that we humans desire so strongly to connect, to feel familiar and safe—to be known, as it were, even if that is translated via a barista smiling, asking, “Would you like your usual?” This longing, emerging from systems in the brain, begins at birth, when newborns come into the world… more >
It’s never fun to be confronted with your own deafness. Especially as a psychiatrist, whose work is allegedly grounded in listening. But in that moment I was reminded—again—of my frailty, and the deep reality that listening to others begins with the hard work of listening to myself and to God, and of what happens when I don’t. more >