How We Decide What We Do

(2-minute read) With the notable exception of the Coronavirus outbreak, of stories leading the news I’ve been following the college admission scandal with an equal amount of fascination and disgust.  For me it’s been like “rubber-necking”; you can’t help but look. As each layer of the deception surfaces, I can’t help but wonder how the [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:57:15+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on How We Decide What We Do

What Guides Us

2-minute read and an activity This is not a topic I planned to write about, but things changed as I followed the disturbing reports of parents buying their kids into top colleges. I wondered if at birth, the parents’ said, “Don’t worry little one, mommy and daddy will buy you an Ivy League.” I doubt [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:54:28+00:00April 16th, 2019|Decision Making, Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on What Guides Us

Your Definition of Success is the One that Matters

3-minute read and a worksheet Last month you met Fred. Fred is your ambition. He lives in your brain and is the driving force behind setting goals and striving for the next level. If you missed it, here’s a link that introduces Fred along with a useful tool for goal-planning. Keeping Fred happy is hard, but [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:57:39+00:00February 5th, 2019|Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Your Definition of Success is the One that Matters

Memory Palace Summer Vacation Activity!

(2-minute read + activity) What is a memory palace and how will creating one help me? Memory palace defined A memory palace is a device to 'jog your memory'. It is a trek through a visualized place (often a place you know well). Each stop is associated with something you want to remember. That thing is represented as [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:56:31+00:00October 9th, 2017|Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Memory Palace Summer Vacation Activity!

Happiness is HOT!

Everyone is talking about Happiness these days: economists, psychologists, branding experts and management consultants. Happy people are in! Science has finally caught up with our suspicions and proven that happy people are more productive, curious and engaged. Neuroscientists tells us that endorphins are released and the problem solving/critical thinking areas in our brains are lighting up when [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:58:17+00:00October 9th, 2017|Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Happiness is HOT!

My AHA Moment

Read Time: 1 minute story It rained hard one night last week. That evening, I was scheduled to make a presentation at a client board meeting.  Between the rain and holiday traffic I was late. I arrived at the street door and repeatedly buzzed the receptionist to unlock the door and let me in. I could [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:59:18+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on My AHA Moment

Black Squirrels and White Space

(Read Time 1 minute, 45 seconds) Where I grew up we played on the street after school and weren't expected home until dinner. Our neighborhood had lots of squirrels.* All the squirrels were black. When I was ten a car ran over one of the squirrels and smashed it flat. We were fascinated. Staring at [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:58:39+00:00November 8th, 2016|Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Black Squirrels and White Space

‘Pure Imagination’ Requires Thoughtful Planning

(Read Time: 2 minutes) Gene Wilder will be missed. He spent decades making us laugh and helped us remember the wonder of childhood. Response to his death was immediate and vocal. Movie theaters hosted Gene Wilder film festivals, Hollywood paid tribute and Coldplay remembered the actor with a rendition of 'Pure Imagination' during the Today Show (Coldplay on [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:58:55+00:00September 7th, 2016|Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on ‘Pure Imagination’ Requires Thoughtful Planning
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