The Wonderful Mental State That Reduces Stress (M)

My friend and long-time colleague, Jim Kouzes, sent me the article below, from a recent edition of PsyBlog. Given the world we are living in today, it offers some fascinating insights on reducing the kinds of stress you may be feeling. Hope you enjoy. _______________  The Wonderful Mental State That Reduces Stress (M) The state [Read More]

The Elusive Common Good

One of the most documented differences of a leader is that she or he provides a vision of the future – a clear destination of a better tomorrow. No argument about that. Visions provide hope – and inspire us to work hard to achieve that better place. In defining an inspiring vision, we commonly use [Read More]

Can You See It?

Never underestimate how powerful selective perception can be. I was not surprised at all to hear and read that the day after the first Presidential debate of 2020, supporters of each candidate were totally convinced that their candidate of choice just slammed his opponent. Now, how can that be? That thing called Congeniality Bias is [Read More]

Worry Versus Concern

Written by Tom Heuer “Worry” has settled into our vocabulary and our lives.  COVID has wrestled away our ease into every day life.  We worry about actions/activities taken for granted only weeks before.  Life is different, difficult and challenging.  It may be nerve-wracking because the path ahead is unsure.  This uncertainty has allowed worry to [Read More]

Be Consistent In Your Message

If we learn nothing else from COVID, we now know how absolutely vital it is to provide consistent information to people, in order for them to act. Open schools/don’t open schools, wear masks/don’t wear masks, use hydroxychloroquine, don’t use hydroxychloroquine – the confusion runs amok.  And much of this occurs within the realm of our [Read More]

An Important Question

Do you have any desire to become a better leader – whether in your workplace or in your personal life? If your answer is anything other than no, then the relevant question is “how strong is this aspiration for you?”   For over three decades, I have had the wonderful opportunity of working with literally [Read More]

Lessons From The Pandemic

Greetings Everyone, As we rollover into June 2020, life seems to be picking up again around the country. Businesses of all kinds are back, although on a very restricted basis, and most have greatly ramped up their safety measures. I am hopeful that we can figure out both – conducting business and staying safe – [Read More]

COVID-19 and Leadership

Our colleague and friend Patil Hunma, recently sent me an article he wrote about leadership and COVID-19. His point of view as very insightful and of great value to me. The gist of his thinking was the difference between exercising Leadership and exercising power, during a crisis like the current pandemic. I encourage you to [Read More]

A Very Tough Challenge for Leaders

The COVID-19 crisis has illustrated one of the most challenging aspects of leadership – trying to realistically assess an uncertain future and then demonstrating the courage to make decisions about it today. Unfortunately you cannot Monday morning quarterback the future, and that creates a great deal of tension for leaders. At the time of this [Read More]

Leading vs. Campaigning

Here in the US, we are now well into the morass known as the US Presidential election campaigns. Although campaigning seems perpetual these days, it certainly gets ramped up every four years, when the election for President takes place. Billions of dollars have already been spent on campaign advertising alone. Hopefully the media companies and [Read More]