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Cultivating a World Class State of Mind

You, yes, you reading this! You are unique, you are special and within you is greatness. You may or may not have accessed it but I assure you it is there. There is something at…

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Decision Fatigue: How to Be Your Best Self Always

Deciding is mental work and has a mental cost. Just as physical labor tires us, so too does mental labor. The product of a rapidly-emerging…

“The Happiness Equation”

Nick Powdthavee is an economist at England’s University of York. “The Happiness Equation” (247 pages) is his attempt to expound on the latest research on…

Keep It Friendly, Live Longer

A recent 20-year study from Tel Aviv University reported “people who felt that they had the support of their colleagues and generally positive social interactions…

Accepting Criticism Without Defending

“Why are you so defensive?” The question caught me by surprise because I did not think I was being defensive. Being a committed life-long learner,…

Are You T Shaped?

T-shaped people are those who have deep depth in one area, but also breadth in many others. This allows them to combine insights from many…

EQ Genius: Making the 1,000th Feel Like the First

In the service business (and who isn’t in the service business?), emotional intelligence (EQ) is the key factor. At the most basic level, The Collier…

Gold Medal Performance: Smiling on the Balance Beam

Did you ever notice at Olympics gymnastics events the athletes beam big smiles as they do their routines? Do you think they feel like smiling?…

10,000 Times: The Cumulative Power of Small Actions

We own our lives, we own massive amounts of our future. It is ours to impact, to create. We often underestimate the cumulative power that…

“A little girl and her father…”

“A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, ‘Sweetheart, please hold…

Back Seat Faith

Sometimes my wife drives and I sit in the back seat with our son. On rare occasion I am tempted to critique her driving: a…

A Commander’s Creed: Netanyahu and the Raid on Entebbe

On June 27, 1976, Palestinian terrorists hijacked Air France Flight 139 and flew it to Entebbe, Uganda. All non-Israeli passengers, except one French citizen, were…

Four Phrases, Ten Words

Ten words to change your world: Use these 10 words consistently, with authentic internal alignment and deep sincerity, and you will be astounded at the…