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And Then What Happens?

March 27th, 2017 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips There is a fundamental question to ask in analyzing and engineering systems. Why don’t we use it more often? A: We put this into the system. B: And then what happens? A: Well, now the system can do this great function for the users. B: And then what happens? A: For one […]

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Tags: Adults · Communication · General Systems Thinking · Questions · Systems · Thinking

The Healthy Skeptic and Questions

February 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Questions are just questions. No offense intended. “No, I am not trying to be mean. I am asking questions to learn as there are some things I don’t know, but would like to know. Please help me understand.” “I apologize if you think I am de-railing your presentation. I am seeking clarity.” […]

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Tags: Questions · Respect

How would I Act if I were a…?

January 9th, 2017 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Want to be something? Ask a simple question and live the answer. Twenty something years ago, Robin Williams was in the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.” He impersonates a woman and gets a job as a nanny to his former wife so he can be near his children. He is the best, most fun, […]

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Tags: Change · Choose · Questions

What was My Question? What is Yours?

October 10th, 2016 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I am not a reporter asking a political candidate a question. I actually expect the other person to hear and answer the question I ask. What is wrong with me? I am currently taking a series on online classes. I ask questions in these classes. I am paying for these classes. I […]

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Tags: Communication · Questions

Short and Bitter

August 4th, 2016 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Sometimes the news has a sharp, pungent taste or smell. Short and sweet is a fond, old cliche. Gosh, wouldn’t real life be better if most news were short and sweet? Sometimes that is not life; sometimes the news in life is short and bitter. So, let’s attempt to learn something from […]

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Tags: Questions · Reaction

There ARE Stupid Questions

May 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Forget the old cliche about stupid questions. There ARE stupid questions, and hiring managers have asked me a bunch of them. I’ve been interviewed for jobs a dozen times There are stupid questions, and hiring managers ask them all the time. First, don’t ask the person to solve your problems. This is […]

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Tags: Adapting · Adults · Questions · Reaction · Work