Do You Have a Life Line?
Because we’ve both had near-death experiences, people often ask us the ponderous question, is there life after death? Well, let’s forget about esoteric musings on reincarnation or resurrection for the moment. We have an even more immediate question. What about life after birth? What do we mean? Too many times we find that our clients (and, at times ourselves) are merely surviving each day that passes. Surviving isn’t really living, it’s just existing. That’s why we spend our
Are Other People Trying to Force Their Values on You?
We’ve all met authentic people who were living their values. Most of them weren’t celebrities. They were ordinary people, like the car valet who loves cars and treats yours as if it were his own; the waitress who is genuinely friendly, loves serving good food, and does everything she can to help you enjoy a peak dining experience; and the teacher who extends her working day without pay and covers the cost of field trips for kids whose families can’t afford them. What do they
Why Some Companies Are Installing Bias Monitors
We’ve been discussing the “virus of bias” in recent blogs, exploring how it can lead individuals and groups to become “brain blind” to certain people’s talents and abilities. This same phenomenon can lead us to give preferential access and opportunities to those with whom we’re more comfortable while being blind to their shortcomings. One strategy some organizations employ to deal with the counterproductive effects of bias in their workplace is to install Bias Monitors. Sound
What if You're Brain Blind and Don't Know It?
What do you see in this image? Some people see a tired old woman. Others see a stylish, slightly coy young woman. Why? It's an optical illusion that is playing upon your brain's recticular activating system (RAS) so that you see what you first expect to see. Okay, that's just a clevelry done picture, you might say. But have you ever experienced brain blindness in "real life?" How would you know? Let's think about it for a moment . . . have you ever had an moment like this? Yo
What If I Don't Like Where I Am in Life?
What do you feel called to do? And who do you feel called to be? Socrates advised that the unexamined life isn’t worth living. Similarly, t
How Passion Changes Everything
Too often we allow circumstances to define our state of mind. But what we find with our clients, over and over again, is that our chosen sta
What’s Your Story? How Will it End?
Story telling. It’s what we humans do and we’re really good at it, probably because we’re practicing all day long, even in our sleep – those