6 December

Build a Shared Consciousness

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Build a Shared Consciousness

We all have a yearning for belonging.  Being part of a community makes us feel good.  We are simply happier and more productive when we are part of a group.  But how does it feel to be “connected” to everyone and no one at the same time? Our digital world is full of disconnection, loneliness,…

27 November

Make Civility Your Guide – Become a Mature Adult!

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Make Civility Your Guide – Become a Mature Adult!

We are in the midst of a civility crisis.  You don’t have to look far to see people being uncivil to each other.  From political leaders to parents at soccer games, people are constantly at war with each other, even if it is only a Twitter war! The only way out of this crisis is…

10 November

Lead with Constructive Impatience

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Lead with Constructive Impatience

We live in an age of acceleration.  This puts pressure on all of us to step up, to raise the bar on ourselves and our institutions.  In this rapidly changing world, everyone is challenged to expand their minds, and organizations are pressured to improve their performance.  Complacency and chaos are the enemies of progress and…

2 November

Amplify Your Personal Sensors

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Amplify Your Personal Sensors

Since our world is moving so fast, we must activate and amplify our senses in order to keep pace. Not just our five senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting, but we also need to put our mental senses to work.  Our mental “sonar” of listening, intuiting, feeling, and experiencing in real time, enables us…

24 October

Live Your Higher Purpose

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Live Your Higher Purpose

Conscious people bring their best selves to everything they do, and have the courage to challenge others to be good human beings – with their families, work teams, and communities. Living your purpose allows you to merge doing good with achieving your goals whether you are a teacher, a parent, a business leader, or a politician. …

11 October

Befriending Your Hijackers

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Befriending Your Hijackers

 The Job of Hijackers  In a disruptive and accelerating world, we are all vulnerable to being hijacked. Just about anything can throw us off center – disruptions and distractions, wanting to escape and avoid reality, getting lost in our emotions or simply being blinded by misguided thoughts. Hijackers function a lot like Homer’s sirens. We…

4 October

Putting Your Accelerators to Work

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Putting Your Accelerators to Work

Accelerators in Action Let’s take a look at five common accelerators in more detail: Courage In The Wizard of Oz, the Cowardly Lion goes on the yellow brick road searching for courage. Chased by his personal fears, he continuously doubts himself with his tail between his legs at any sign of uncertainty. What he ultimately…

27 September

The Three Faces of Anxiety

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The Three Faces of Anxiety

Anxiety is a wake-up call Most of us view anxiety through a purely negative lens. We see anxiety as something to fear and avoid. This thinking is self-defeating and can even make us more anxious. So why is it so difficult to deal with anxiety? It starts with faulty thinking and goes something like this:…

13 September

Inclusion is the Road to Innovation

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Inclusion is the Road to Innovation

The Power of Unconscious Bias Any human thought or human creation is based on positive and negative biases. Even algorithms have been shown to have built-in bias because they were designed and coded by humans. The faster the world turns, the more likely we are to fill our minds with biases just to make sense…

30 August

Develop Your Google Mind

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Develop Your Google Mind

Activate Your Growth Mind-set When you encounter something new, your brain tries to fit it into the world you already know. By adding more connections and associations, you expand your understanding. This, in turn, emboldens your creativity. Active curiosity strengthens your brain’s wiring. The opposite is also true. If you do not stretch your brain,…