How Hard Work Can Thwart Your Vision
Thriving is a state of mind and a way of living. Ironically, what most often interferes with thriving is our obsessive efforts to survive. Many people—both in their personal lives and at work—often feel like success means being able to keep their heads above water. That’s staying alive, but it’s not much fun and it doesn’t really seem like success, it’s more like not drowning. So, how do we do both? How do we take care of our day-to-day responsibilities plus develop a thrivin
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