Tools+Paradigms

Jim Salvucci, Ph.D.
Supplying a kit of TOOLS+PARADIGMS to leaders and aspiring leaders for putting your values to work and increasing your personal, professional, & organizational effectiveness. My unconventional takes on the conventional uncover new perspectives & truths.
Created 25 Mar 2021
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  • Leaders Relate
    02 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Learn More at JimSalvucci.com Subscribe now Don’t follow leaders Watch the parkin’ meters Bob Dylan If you sneak away, which ones would never know? The sheer quantity of articles and quotations on the...
  • Just Decent Is More Than Enough
    25 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Learn More at JimSalvucci.com Subscribe now Just being decent Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I am reposting this revised version of the first essay in my series, from October 1st, 2020. It artic...
  • How to Become Self-Aware of Self-Delusion
    18 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Learn More at JimSalvucci.com Reflecting on self-delusion can be tricky. Subscribe now Once upon a time, there was a university dean who became troubled, as deans are apt. She started wondering how sh...
  • What All Workers Want
    11 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Learn More at JimSalvucci.com For P.J.S. Wise man lookin’ in a blade of grass Young man lookin’ in the shadows that pass Poor man lookin’ through painted glass For dignity Bob Dylan We are hearing a g...
  • On Culture, Change, and Culture Change
    04 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Learn More at JimSalvucci.com I feel a change coming on And the fourth part of the day is already gone. Bob Dylan Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Peter Drucker People do not resist change when it...
  • Two Sides, One Coin
    28 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Learn More at JimSalvucci.com Two sides, one coin Frank Sinatra scored a massive hit in 1969 when he recorded Paul Anka’s adaptation of a French song that Anka entitled “My Way.” Despite reports that ...
  • And the “My Best Boss” Award Goes To…
    21 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Find out more at JimSalvucci.com The Freddie may be a tiny award, but it is an award nonetheless. Who is the best boss you ever had? What made that person such a good boss? Or, was that ...
  • There Is a Last Time for Everything
    14 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Find out More at JimSalvucci.com Death is the mother of beauty. Wallace Stevens The epigraph here from the poet Wallace Stevens can be a little baffling to the uninitiated, so a quick ex...
  • Clocks: The Little Dictators on Our Walls
    07 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Learn More at JimSalvucci.com I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T.S. Elliot Imagine a clock. Not the face of the clock, but the sound. Listen carefully. What do you hear? I...
  • Critical Thinking & Thinking Hard
    30 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Visit JimSalvucci.com Critical thinking is a critical buzzword among educators and others. I have no intention of offering a new definition of this often-abused term and defer to those w...
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