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4. Documents, Programs, & Spaces

David Pogue O'Reilly Media ePub

The beauty of life in the Era of Switchers is that most of the big-boy programs are available in nearly identical versions for both the Mac and Windows. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; FileMaker Pro; Dreamweaver; and many other programs are available for both Mac and Windows. Sometimes you have to buy the Mac version separately; sometimes it's on the same CD.

The best part: The documents you create with the Mac versions are generally identical in format to the ones created in Windows. A Microsoft Word document, for example, requires no conversion when transferred from a Mac to a PC or vice versa. It is what it isa .doc or .docx file.

Same thing with Excel spreadsheets (.xls), PowerPoint slideshows (.ppt), Photoshop documents (.psd), and on and on. You may occasionally encounter a tiny formatting differencea line thickness change, a movie file that requires a plug-inbut most documents open flawlessly when moved between Macs and PCs. (Chapter7 offers more detail on finding Mac versions of your favorite PC programs.)

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CHAPTER TWO. Ego and Self: Defining and Differentiating

Margaret Clark Karnac Books ePub

‘The individual investigator must at least try to give his concepts some fixity and precision’

(Jung, 1921, p. 409)

This chapter presents some of the complications around the various uses of the terms ‘ego’ and ‘self, and addresses the question: why does it matter?

The ego

There is a widespread consensus of opinion among theoreticians of varying schools to hypothesize a psychic ‘organ’, like a physical organ, and to call it ‘the ego’. The definition in A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis (Samuels, Shorter, & Plaut, 1986) would sit equally comfortably in Rycroft’s A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (1968), or in Hinshelwood’s A Dictionary of Kleinian Thought (1989). It would suit Fairbairn and Winnicott, as well as most contemporary theorists. It reads: ‘the ego is concerned with such matters as personal identity, maintenance of the personality, continuity over time, mediation between conscious and unconscious realms, cognition and reality testing’ (Samuels, Shorter, & Plaut, 1986, p. 50). It is only the next part of this sentence that distinguishes a Jungian view from that of all other theorists; it reads: ‘it [the ego] also has to be seen as responsive to the demands of something superior. This is the self, the ordering principle of the entire personality.’ This part of the definition is to do with the place of the ego in the hierarchy of the psyche. For Jung in 1907, when he was 32 (Jung, 1907, p. 40), and for all other theorists, the ego is the king of the castle. Jung, however, came to consider the ego as an usurper, and the self as the rightful king.

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Leslie Yerkes Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Recognition of success is not enough; we must also celebrate it. What gets recognized gets repeated; what gets celebrated becomes habit.

If we are going to successfully integrate fun and work, then the celebration of success must also be integrated into the fabric of work. We know that individuals require praise and recognition. We are learning that celebration generates additional energy for future endeavors, that it fuels high performance and increases the opportunity for, and likelihood of, even more success.

Celebration is fun. Do not separate celebration from work or distance it by time or space. Reinforce the integration of fun and work by the process of celebration — celebrate at work during work. When used throughout the work process rather than only at the end, celebration will give fresh energy to the work.

The principles for the celebration of success are the same as those for integrating fun and work: give permission; challenge your biases; be spontaneous; value diversity; et cetera. Follow these principles to infuse your work with both planned and spontaneous celebration. Start simply. When a group does something significant, celebrate the accomplishment before moving on. Make the effort to catch and compliment people doing something right. Look for opportunities to celebrate and then seize the moment with celebration.

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Chapter Eight - Social work in real space and work on inner processes and structures

George Bruns Karnac Books ePub


Social work in real space and work on inner processes and structures

In psychoanalytic social work the tension between social reality, with which social work is concerned, and the inner world of thoughts and phantasies that psychoanalysis explores, is built into its very name. If we can keep the relation between internal and external reality well balanced and enjoy psychological health and flexibility then this opposition does not represent a serious problem. Quite the contrary it is, rather, a source of enjoyment when we consider what satisfaction and delight we can draw from the playful handling of phantasies when reading a book, for instance, or going to the cinema, watching television, attending a concert, or simply letting ourselves drift into private daydreaming.

This was what Freud meant when he wrote that a phantasy “is the fulfilment of a wish, a correction of unsatisfying reality” (1908e, p. 145). “Nevertheless,” he wrote in another passage, “the mild narcosis induced in us by art can do no more than bring about a transient withdrawal from the pressure of vital needs, and it is not strong enough to make us forget real misery” (1930a, p. 80).

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Mistakes We Make When Searching for YES

BJ Gallagher Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In our parable, we saw how several characters set themselves up for a NO response. Think back on the story and recall how reasons for rejection were internal, not external. Here are some common ways we sometimes sabotage our own success and walk right into a NO . . . listed with suggested remedies.

N.Thusiasm’s mistake: Acting too impulsively. In our excitement, we want to jump right in without considering all the factors.

Remedy: Take time to think things through. Manage your enthusiasm appropriately, so that it isn’t off-putting to others. Perhaps ask a trusted friend to help keep you from acting brashly.

Toolit L. Info’s mistake: Failing to do our homework. We don’t ask enough questions, do enough research, or get enough data to win a YES.

Remedy: Make sure you’ve got all the relevant facts. Due diligence will help prevent you from making ill-informed mistakes.

Wynot Now's mistake: Bad timing. We bring up our request, idea, or project at the wrong time and/or in the wrong setting.

Remedy: Timing is everything. Carefully choose the appropriate time and place to go for YES.

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