Steve Covey spoke often about the emotional bank account – that elusive account that deposits are made to when we perform trust building actions and loses value when we don’t act in emotionally responsible ways. I explain this again to reemphasize the currency of mental an
As you read this blog on a regular basis, there probably are some of you that say “Nice theory, but really?!?! Along that line, I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with a surgeon just last Monday. To set the stage: This surgeon is a combat veteran having served as a
The job world fifty years ago- no, twenty years ago even – was made of hard lines. You were the boss, people reported to you. As the boss, you were virtually untouchable. However, a lot has changed in the past twenty years. The Silicon Valley is a shining example of this change.
It all started with baseball-sized cards in people’s back pockets. Everyone in the company was required to have one. Jumpstart Inc. was an innovator of vulnerability in companies. Employees were required to keep a card with them at all times. It listed their strengths and their
I want you to walk with me through these brief paragraphs. They make an incredibly important point. We have lived in our home for 29 years, 216 days. That is a total of 10,436 days. Since I am probably gone from home about three weeks per year, I am taking off 623 days from that total
Today’s post is shorter than usual — mostly because it’s to-the-point. In your education, at whatever level, it is easy to assume that each of you failed in some way in some subject. For me it was Spanish poetry and French. For others it’s Chemistry, English, W
This past week I challenged you to take a closer look at your team. Did you see patterns of fear in confronting learning situations? Is there someone in your team that fades to the back? Anyone that cringes at being the center of attention? Anyone that comes up to you afterward to ask
“I sat next to a boy named Seth in my micro-economics class. As the teacher explained new concepts I was impressed with everyone else, and a little embarrassed that I was one of the few raising hands to ask questions. It seemed that these concepts were basic knowledge to everyon
Earlier this week the challenge was given based on a story from our daughter’s freshman year at college. These posts are for those of you that have caught yourself slipping away from a good habit you’re trying to form. Make sure it has the basics we’ve covered. Do yo
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