Risk-Taking: The Courage To Be Authentic

Risk-Taking: The Courage To Be Authentic

What could be riskier than diving out of an airplane or climbing a glacier-covered peak or accelerating a race car into a curve at the Indy 500?   For one person it might be quitting a secure, well-paying job to go back to school. For another, it could be...
Everyday Leadership: It’s An Inside Job

Everyday Leadership: It’s An Inside Job

David sparked a fruitful conversation around waste when he gently asked the cafeteria manager at his workplace whether food might be served without unnecessary containers or wrapping, unless requested.   Susan worked a whole year to bring a group of high school...
Finding Opportunity in Difficult Times (How Exactly Do You Do That?)

Finding Opportunity in Difficult Times (How Exactly Do You Do That?)

“Oh dear!” cried Chicken Little, “the sky is falling. I must go tell the king.”   The expression “the sky is falling” has become synonymous with a person jumping to an irrational conclusion and working everyone they meet into a panic.   It can be argued that this...
Optimism A Positively Essential Business Skill

Optimism A Positively Essential Business Skill

If life could be graded, Anthony would give his an F. His work has been really stressful lately, his closest colleague has just left the company, he was transferred to another department, and he hates himself for the extra 50 pounds he’s carrying.   Anthony feels...
Maintaining Balance Is An Inside Job

Maintaining Balance Is An Inside Job

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you sometimes feel like Terrifico, the Terrified Tightrope Walker in the Circus of Life, working without a net while the crowd below holds their breath in anticipation of a slip, you’re not alone. These days almost all...
Creating What You Want In Life

Creating What You Want In Life

We all wish to live the life we really want. If that’s the case, why does it seem that so few of us actually do? Creating the life we want should be easy, but for many reasons it isn’t. Sometimes we’re too busy working, paying bills or picking up...