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Broken Windows: Why the Little Things Can Be Big Things

Some things set the tone for other things. Norms are established, announcing what is accepted or permitted and what is not. Some things can be…

30 Methods of Influence: #15 Let Arguments Fly Out Open Windows

“30 Methods of Influence” by Stephen R. Covey 15. Let arguments fly out open windows. Give no answer to contentious arguments or irresponsible accusations. Let…

Sidestepping Subtle Slips on the Stairs of Success

Life can be complex and the easy stuff got done a long time ago. The further you go, the more subtle and nuanced the distinctions…

The Destructive Power of the Broken Link

As a devout believer in customer service, I often go bonkers (sorry about the technical term) when even one link in the service chain is…

Silence is Permission, Silence is Consent, Silence is Acceptance

I first saw “Silence is Permission” as a sticker on a construction supervisor’s hard hat. The gentleman explained that its purpose is to remind people…

Casting a worthy shadow

I think about leadership constantly. The greatest personal growth I have undergone has come from professional challenges I face growing a real estate company from…

Idling Away Our Future

Section 4-08, Subsection P of the New York City traffic code prohibits engine idling for more than three minutes. Engine idling, obviously, significantly pollutes our…

Staying in Control Even When You are Out of Control

Most of us tend to lose it every now and then; it’s part of being human. The key is to not lose it all when…

Joining the Possibilitarian Tribe

The Possibilitarian Tribe is a self-selected group of those who choose to live in possibility, who choose to live a solution-oriented life, to walk on…

True Cost

   Do you ever wonder what the true costs of things are? How much does it really cost to manufacture and assemble something? How much…

The 5 A’s We All Need

Primates are unusual among mammals. In times of danger or crisis, most mammals run somewhere. We humans tend to run to someone. We need each…

How is Your Resiliency Factor?

What is your ability to cope with a financial emergency? Could you access $2,000 within a month’s time? From family, friends, credit cards, savings, or…

False Gods: Worshiping Numbers

We live in a society where we are inundated with data, where numbers and statistics are thrown at us constantly. In part this is an…

Whacking at the Beast

The “Beast” is whatever seemingly insurmountable challenge faces you, the one you can’t seem to get a handle on, the one that you just don’t…

Mental Trash: Are You Willing to Clean House?

Every week, the trash man comes by and hauls off unwanted stuff; broken stuff, stuff no longer useful. Wouldn’t it be terrific if we had…

Yesterday you said Tomorrow

 (The Second in a Series of Blogs Prodding, Pushing, and Poking You to Get Moving on Your Life Plan for Next Year) The clock is…

Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

The second in a series of posts prodding, pushing, and poking you to get moving on your life plan for next year. The clock is…

“Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: Destroying the Barriers that Turn Colleagues into Competitors,” by Patrick Lenocioni

Patrick Lenocioni is a business writer who specializes in using fables, or stories, to get his point across. His books are generally quick reads and…

Resilience 101 “Consciously Building Your Coping Skills Before Life Tests You”

In life, it is inevitable that we will have valleys through which we must walk, times of despair, defeat and discouragement. These journeys will be…

“The Genius in All of Us”

“The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong,” is a new book by David Shenk,…

Reversible Destiny: “Do Not Go Gentle”

Ah, death. The Grim Reaper. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. It comes to us all eventually, no matter how eloquently we “Rage…against the dying…

Don’t Waste Time on Things That Don’t Matter With People Who Matter

Seated in 1D, Ric Elias had a bird’s eye view on U.S. Airways Flight 1549 from LaGuardia to Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 15, 2009.…

Urban Meyer: Choose a Story, Choose a Life

Life happens, situations occur. We interpret the events of our lives one way or another, weaving them into our life story. Different people see the…

Expectations: Are You Living UP to your Expectations? Or DOWN to Them?

Spoiler Alert!  I’m not perfect.  Not much of a surprise, was it? We all know that nobody is perfect yet we often spend an inordinate amount…

Forget New Year’s Resolutions

Better a small promise kept than a larger one broken. Most New Year’s Resolutions fail because they are lofty goals with insufficient foundation. If it…

Order, Yes. Bureaucracy, No!

Order is a process that effectively and efficiently allows you to scale up to a higher level. Bureaucracy is a process that fails to work,…