It doesn’t matter whether your goal is to lose 5 or 50 pounds, quit smoking or stop drinking. New Year’s resolutions and other goals are hard to keep beyond the first month. Change is hard. Why? Because the brain is tricky. No matter how sincerely we want to break a habit, we have an inherent … [Read more...] about Competing Commitments: Are You Immune to Change?
Why do we admire celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Bill Clinton? They make you feel like you’re the most important person in the room. They excel at listening—a skill that separates great personalities from the near-great. (photo courtesy Michal Marcol / … [Read more...] about Be A Better Listener
“We hear a great deal of talk about the midlife crisis of the executive. It is mostly boredom.” ~ Peter Drucker, management expert
At some point in your career, you may sense a creeping malaise. You’re no longer enthusiastic about the day ahead. Perhaps you’re experiencing a mid-career crisis—the … [Read more...] about The 2nd Half of Your Career:
“Has Anyone Seen My Passion?”
Given the results of procrastination – hurried work, mistakes, stress, missed deadlines – it's a wonder why anyone would put off what can be done right away. And yet who doesn't let projects slide, especially ones we don't like doing? If you find yourself procrastinating on a task, try thinking of … [Read more...] about The Lure of Procrastination: 6 Things to Ignore
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. ~ W. Clement Stone Does your life have a clear sense of purpose? Most people have a fundamental need to seek and find their calling in life, be it through work, … [Read more...] about Finding True Meaning in Life
As a society, we’re achieving more yet feeling worse. Even when well paid, we’re dissatisfied. Most of us accomplish plenty but lack feelings of well-being. While every metric of society is improving worldwide, our happiness levels are declining — and the more we have and achieve, the less … [Read more...] about The Progress Paradox: Doing Better, Feeling Worse