Accessing the Power of Gratitude

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak...
Finding the Balance of Competing Devotions

Finding the Balance of Competing Devotions

Finding Balance These days, the ultimate question may not be “What is the meaning of life?”, but simply, “Where do I find the time to achieve balance?”   Between our work and personal lives (family, friends, exercise, sports, hobbies, community commitments), most of...
Building Trust

Building Trust

Trust: Becoming a Trusted Leader “We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.” These words, from organizational design expert...
Take the Routine Out of Exercise

Take the Routine Out of Exercise

Exercise Gabriel Randa was Mr. Target Heart Rate. Every day after work, he dutifully trucked to his health club to climb the stair exercise machine, jog on the treadmill and pedal up “huge inclines” on the stationary bike. Trouble was, he was hugely bored and began to...
Effective Listening for Leaders

Effective Listening for Leaders

With organizations, leaders and individuals so fervently focused on the bottom line, it’s easy to ignore “softer” goals, such as listening well. All that touchy-feeling stuff is a waste of my time, you might say or think. On the contrary! A focus on listening can lead...
The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World

The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World

Claiming the Empty Spaces The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” —W. H. Davies You’re just about to leave for your dentist appointment when you receive a phone call saying the...
Full Speed Ahead with Positive Thinking

Full Speed Ahead with Positive Thinking

Full Speed Ahead with “Yes, and” Thinking Nothing zaps a great idea faster than “Yes, but….” You might as well say “No.” It’s not just about semantics. In fact, “Yes, but” may be the No. 1 phrase for killing personal hope, putting great ideas on ice and threatening...
Self-Quiz: Are You “Too Busy”?

Self-Quiz: Are You “Too Busy”?

Time is the great equalizer. Everybody gets the same amount: 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour. We can’t save time or accumulate or rearrange it. We can’t turn it off or on. It can’t be replaced. But these days, it seems as if the lament of not having enough...