Welcome to Personal and Professional Tune Ups

It’s so important to me to stay current on what I’m personally thinking and feeling; on what is happening in my profession; on what is happening in the world at large. I understand this process as a daily tune up, a time that I’m able to sort out my ideas and feelings on many subjects so that I don’t find myself locked behind a wall of fear, anger, disregard, and arrogance. It’s not always easy for me to be open to ideas that I don’t agree with, to step out of my comfort zone. Yet I know if I don’t stay open, I will find myself behind that wall and forgetting that I can make a difference with what is happening inside and outside of me.

This blog is a way for me to stay tuned up.

As a rabbi I study the ancient and contemporary texts of the Jewish people. I find all of them filled with wisdom, available any time I seek advice.

As a psychotherapist, I study the psyches of individuals and groups. I see people acting as though they were disconnected from others when I know each of us is part of the same world. My actions affect others and their actions affects me.

In my latest endeavor as a strategic change consultant working in Organizational Tune Ups, I study the most effective ways to manage the inevitable changes that regularly take place in organizations.

All the perspectives I have from my various interests are connected and I bring all of them to my blog posts. The posts will not always explicitly mention psychological, Jewish, or organizational perspectives, but those fields are implicitly included in how I think and what I write.

I welcome comments from everyone with the understanding that you respond to my posts with the same respect with which I write them. I want all of us to hear and be heard no matter what our views.

I agree with North Carolina Representative David E. Price who said

‘Honest discussions – even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree – can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.’

Here’s to a conversation that truly is about liberty and justice for all.

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