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,…

22 August

“AND” IS THE NEW “OR” – The Value of Paradoxical Thinking in Business

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“AND” IS THE NEW “OR” – The Value of Paradoxical Thinking in Business

Both/And Thinking Many of us think we live in an “either/or” world. A world colored in black and white, win or lose, us versus them.  Framed in simple dichotomies, this fixed mind-set narrows our vision, limits possibilities, and reduces the number of choices. It affects how we think, solve problems, and make decisions.  A fixed…

9 August

Be Your Own Drone

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Be Your Own Drone

Get Up On the Balcony The ability to rise above the din, to see the bigger picture, to hear the bigger story, is more important than ever in our disrupting, accelerating world. Being your own drone lets you see over the horizon.  With this view, you have greater vision, deeper self-observation, and wider discovery.   Like…

2 August

Leverage Your Personal Ecosystem

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Leverage Your Personal Ecosystem

Brand “You” Think of yourself and your reputation as a brand, like Coca-Cola, Land’s End or Nike. Each has specific attributes and conjures up unique emotions when interacting with its customers and communities. The same is true for you. We are all entrepreneurs, and lead our “You” brands complete with personal values and career aspirations,…

19 July

Is Success Your Drug of Choice?

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Is Success Your Drug of Choice?

What does attachment to success look like? It’s the people who preach to everyone about all of their accomplishments, the neighbors who get sucked into “keeping up with the Joneses” and the person at work who can’t wait to tell her colleagues that she just got a bonus. Maybe it’s the father who brags about…

11 July

Travel Light – Leave Your Bags at Home

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Travel Light – Leave Your Bags at Home

Are you stuck in the past or worried about the future? These are only two of the many attachments people carry with them when they are moving too fast without being conscious. It’s like dragging around a suitcase full of bricks. These negative attachments only keep you from reaching your potential – it’s just old…

5 July

Discomfort is the New Immunization

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Discomfort is the New Immunization

Don’t shy away from the heat of discomfort.  Like physical pain, discomfort alerts you to things in your life that need to be changed, accepted, or avoided.  Make friends with discomfort, it will help you be more agile and resilient in your work and home life. If a machine could inoculate you from discomfort, would…

25 June

Can You See the Alligator in the Tree?

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Can You See the Alligator in the Tree?

In the new economy, survival instincts sometimes keep us stuck and slow us down.  Our world is changing faster than our ability to adapt. Conscious people and conscious leaders use their executive brains to navigate the murky waters of uncertainty. For centuries, scientists believed that the ability to climb trees was a trait extinct in today’s…

20 June

Change is the Rule

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Change is the Rule

Whether we realize it or not, change is the only reliable constant in modern life.  Change is the rule and adaptation is the key to survival. The world is changing faster than our ability to adapt. Being conscious is how you thrive in a world of change.  Healthy Companies CEO Bob Rosen describes the power of…

14 June

Who is that Person in the Mirror?

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Who is that Person in the Mirror?

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”  In Snow White, Grimm’s famous fairy tale, the Magic Mirror never lies – much to the Queen’s great displeasure. But in real life, there is no such thing as a magic mirror and our mirrors don’t always tell the truth. When we look at…