ID Unhealthy Beliefs that Lead to Value-crushing Behaviors

ID Unhealthy Beliefs that Lead to Value-crushing Behaviors

Behind ever behavior is a belief.  When a person speaks up it is likely they believe they have valuable insights to share.  When a person sticks with a new health regimen it is likely the person believes it will be worth it in the end.  Likewise, the behaviors that a...
Using Natural Processes for Natural Leadership

Using Natural Processes for Natural Leadership

There are many natural processes that can greatly impact leadership effectiveness. And yet too often leaders make things too complicated.  They rely on complicated models or artificial constructs that make a book author feel good but are in reality hard to apply.  How...
Avoiding Organizational Indigestion Syndrome

Avoiding Organizational Indigestion Syndrome

Organizational Indigestion Syndrome is the unfavorable condition that occurs when an organization tries to do too much at once.  My wife and I once enjoyed a celebratory prix fixe meal at one of the top resorts in Sedona, Arizona.  Over eight courses we were...
Master Monkey Mind to Grow Faster

Master Monkey Mind to Grow Faster

In meditation, practitioners refer to something called monkey mind.  Monkey mind is a state of mind in with our mind restlessly jumps around from thought to thought to thought.  Mindfulness meditation helps people notice their monkey mind and trains them to regain...
Trash Bags, Eclipses and the Few Ways to Win

Trash Bags, Eclipses and the Few Ways to Win

There are a few ways to win at business and many ways to lose. One of my colleagues uses the metaphor of a target.  There are a few ways to hit a target and nearly infinite ways to miss. Lucky parts of the world will have incredible views of the upcoming full solar...
Realized Gains or Paper Gains

Realized Gains or Paper Gains

In finance a paper gain is a gain that has not been realized yet.  If a stock we own rises we only realize the gain if we sell and lock in the profit.  The same premise is at work in our personal development.  We must “lock in” our gains. Selling a stock is a decisive...