New Years Resolutions The end of a year can have an emotional pull in polarized directions. To our left, we see our accomplishments, celebrated victories, new friendships, and relationships and to our right, we see heartbreaks and incompletions. Depending on your personal wiring you will tend to keep one side closer to your vest. But…

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Hard at work

Competitions are a great motivational tool for increasing performance. Findings of Coren Apicella and Johanna Mollerstrom, Professors who have studied competition among women and its effects on success and productivity. Women in the workplace are often reluctant to compete with other women, keeping them from success and perpetuating gender inequalities in the workplace. I can…

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Getting Unstuck - Dr Barbara Schwarck blog

So, you are feeling stuck? What’s the big deal? Well, it all depends on what it has been costing you. I am talking about things like health, wealth, happiness, contentment, inner peace, confidence, peace of mind. You get it. The process of feeling stuck is a normal part of human evolution. What isn’t so normal…

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abstract brain

“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett So, you are feeling stuck? What’s the big deal? Well, it all depends on what it has been costing you. I am talking about things like health, wealth, happiness, contentment, inner peace, confidence,…

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If, like me, you’ve been trained to think of disruption in negative terms, it’s time for a change. Used correctly, disruption can be the most thoughtful and creative way to shake things up and make people take notice. Disruption means doing the unexpected. The basic theory of disruption has been around since 1995, and historically…

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I was working with a business leader the other day, talking about his perception that he would have greater success if he lost weight and felt better, less self-conscious, of himself in front of other people. He explained that while he wants to lose weight, and often obsesses about what he believes is a need…

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Throughout our lives one thing should never change: our quest to understand ourselves and others more clearly. When we learn about ourselves, the benefits are nearly endless: a sense of self, knowledge of our beliefs, understanding of our motivations, learning how and why others react to us in different ways, and – from the point…

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I promise, it wasn’t New Year’s Eve but the New York Times that prompted me to write this post. I’m not about to advocate change because New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and about to pounce on us with entreaties to make resolutions, change our lives and lose weight. No, it was an…

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The subtlest and most pervasive of all influences are those which create and maintain the repertory of stereotypes. We are told about the world before we see it. We imagine most things before we experience them. -Walter Lippmann Here’s a quick exercise on stereotyping: what do you think of when you think of a London…

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