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“Psycho-Cybernetics,” Maxwell Maltz, and Self Image

“Psycho-Cybernetics” is a book written in 1960 by plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz. Dr. Maltz stumbled onto an interesting phenomenon: while in most cases “a person who had a conspicuously ugly face or some ‘freakish’ feature…

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WSJ: Thinking Happy Thoughts at Work?

The Wall Street Journal has gone New Age. Or maybe Wall Street is finally just catching up with the wisdom of our grandparents. In a…

Positive Thinking vs. Magical Thinking

Thinking will NOT make it so. Or at least thinking will not automatically make it so. Positive thinking will not robotically make your troubles go…

More Than a Job

“You are not here merely to make a living” “You Are Not Here Merely to Make a Living” is a sign at the desk of…

Who Would I Be Without That Belief?

Who are we? What are we capable of? How much of what limits us is external? How much of our limits come from within? Questions…

Leadership and Perceptions of Power

“People impute all kinds of things to leaders, and sometimes it is thinking of them as disproportionately powerful and imagining them to be much more…

Permissive Never Produced Greatness

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard,…

The Perils of Ageism

Your beliefs strongly affect your reality. To a large extent, in ways small and large, our beliefs create our reality. How we see the world…

The Power of Internal Validation

Where do you get your sense of validation? Your sense of self? Your sense of approval? “I am who I am every day. I don’t…

Experts Often Aren¹t (Take 2)

Insiders in a field know that frequently there is more room for professional judgment in certain pronouncements than the general public realizes. Often that is…

“Old Habits Bedevil”

  What creates the motivation for change? Popular mythology states that “near death” experiences create meaningful life changes. Yet a February 7, 2009, New York…

What Difference Do You Make?

There is a motivational website I bookmarked called Think TQ. I visit the site regularly because it has a message of the day, which frequently…

Exceed Expectations

  Someone once asked me what goals should be set for a new hire. My answer was simple: – Exceed expectations. – Impress me. –…

Experts Often Aren’t: Expertise (and Experts) Are Over Rated

How did we get in this financial mess? How were we led over an economic cliff? Was it because we trusted the wrong experts? Or…

Emotional Intelligence

  What is emotional intelligence? Why does it matter? In today’s hyper-competitive environment, technical ability and intellectual talent are taken as a given, merely table…

PopCap: Heads Taxpayers Lose, Tails Goldman Wins

(Friday’s Populist Capitalist Blog Post) Back in 2007, the Federal Reserve (our government, or us, the taxpayers) engineered a $182 BILLION bailout of insurance giant…

Fatalism vs. Future Orientation

It’s the old question: “Que sera, sera” vs. “Where there is a will, there is a way.” Or in psych speak, fatalism vs. future orientation.…

Good Example Matters

The deleterious long-term effects on the brains and bodies of football players has been in the news of late. There are those who might take…

68 Rules, or Three Principles That Matter?

William Green, CEO of the $20+ billion (revenues) mega-consulting firm Accenture tells of the time he attended a 3-day training session for new managers (The…

Questions Are the Answer

Questions focus the mind. The questions we choose to ask ourselves direct our thoughts, our efforts, thus the eventual results we create. We rarely achieve…