Every four years the world is treated to the spectacular display of the Olympics. It is a time for the world to celebrate the victory of athletes who have succeeded in transcending their physical limitations to become beacons of inspiration for millions throughout the world. True athleticism is about the strength of the human spirit … Continue reading Going for Gold
December is the month of dichotomies. The Holidays bring festivities with those with whom we live and work, while the end of the year is a benchmark used to measure how our lives compare to the year before. In the midst of the celebrations often come feelings that you are not as far ahead as … Continue reading Will I Be More Successful Next Year?
There are the moments in life when we experience “being in the zone.” It might be the perfect golf swing that lands the tiny white ball in the middle of a luscious green fairway. It could be a sales pitch where the words fall effortlessly from our mouth at the right time and with the perfect tone … Continue reading Being A Better Person
It is that time of year when the weather warms and those in classrooms begin longing for days of unfettered freedom. Too often experiencing the school setting as suffocating rather than exhilarating, students, teachers and administrators alike are stuck in system that is decaying, and the only “answers” are to rearrange the content delivery instead of … Continue reading My Wish For Every Student: Part I
There is a false formula for success being perpetrated throughout our country. For the most part, this false formula is spread by people who enjoy the illusion that control over other people creates power and that this power will enable them to feel better about their own insecurities. Thus in return, many of these people … Continue reading Does Fear Rule Your World?
One of life’s most disconcerting lessons to learn is that our experience in the world isn’t about reality and truths it is about the stories we tell ourselves are real and true. What we believe is happening in our lives is really nothing more than a story that we are making up about what is … Continue reading The Easy Way Out
Everyone feels stuck at some point. Stuck in a job they don’t enjoy, stuck in a community they would rather not live in, stuck in a relationship that no longer feels as good as it once did. Stuck in anything not only feels awful, it means that we believe we are no longer making progress, … Continue reading Stuck? Creativity Is a Leader’s Friend
Politico’s story on Bill Clinton’s recent 70-percent approval rating, the highest ever recorded for him, attributes his popularity to his ever increasing focus on global issues eschewing political firestorms. While the former President has clearly evolved into a man focused on creating solutions to “neutral problems,” is this an evolution of character or the making … Continue reading Is Being Less Political Key to a Good Leader?
No one doubted that Oprah Winfrey would wow Harvard University in our nation’s springtime tradition of commencement addresses by celebrities of various stripes and vocations. True to any speech that resonates with audiences it is not only the truths with dustings of humor, it is the glimpses of the people delivering them that keeps us … Continue reading Keep Opening to Your Purpose
The current brouhaha over the impending Fiscal Cliff is yet another example of a national culture that waits for crisis before taking action. The irony in this current example is that our political leaders actually created the cliff to force themselves to address this complex economic issue. In other words, because they couldn’t work together … Continue reading Why Do We Wait for A Crisis?