When you can’t stop moving then you’ve stopped living. My mind did a full stop when I first read these words in Brian Brett’s book Trauma Farm. Yes, I thought, as counter-intuitive as it may sound, learning how to slow down does allow you to experience more. The message struck me as both poignant and…
You’ve worked hard all year. And what a year it’s been. The economy warming and cooling, increased competition and longer hours. So why not reward yourself with some really cool tools to help you optimize your life? Here’s a top 10 list of fresh and leading edge gift ideas to help you be at the…
What would it be like to have a neighborhood ‘feel’ at work? Would it add or take away from your ability to get things done or for your company to be profitable? In a refreshing take on corporate culture, business psychologist Art Markman argues that creating a sense of neighborhood at work can only help it succeed.
In spite of traditional corporate values or practice, I’ve always held that all aspects of your life are interconnected, for better or worse. If my clients were thriving outside of work that served to propel their performance at work, and vice versa. Overtime, this common sense philosophy has garnered much attention in the scientific community and is increasingly gaining street cred in the corridors of business.
Where does innovation come from and how do you grow it? Does it simply fall from the sky or are there things your company can do to promote it? The answers to these questions may surprise you. Simply, the best way to promote creativity and innovation in your company is through an environment that serves…
When I’m working with leaders to identify their most important development needs, issues like “lack of confidence” or “low self-esteem” are surprisingly common. Typically these come to the fore when new challenges or transitions are faced. By putting a stop to negative thinking and learning to view things from a positive perspective, many of these men and women have experienced profound impacts on both their health and work life.
I find it fitting that I am writing this from a tiny cafe deep in the labyrinth of Hong Kong’s SoHo District. I arrived a few days ago as part of my recent push to expand my business into China. Ironically, it just dawned on me that I am doing exactly that which I am writing about – taking a risk and consciously tempting failure. It also struck me how these two former enemies of mine have become such good companions over the years. Like many leaders and entrepreneurs, I have learned that risk and failure are the progenitors of success.
How did you start your day today? Did you rise and shine? Or rise and whine? Did you leap or drag yourself out of bed? Were you ready and alert for all the opportunities of the day? In that first hour of the day, the choices you make can set you up for a stellar day…or a stinker.
While the thought of an early morning workout may send chills down your spine, for many, it’s the only time possible. If you’ve tried to make it work at every other time with little success then maybe the morning is for you too. Here are 9 tips to get you up and running first thing.
Tired of shuffling along bumper to bumper or sitting on transit for 2 hours a day? Frustrated with not getting enough uninterrupted time at the office to even string two thoughts together? Feeling the heat as deadlines approach? Needing a reprieve from the daily grind of office politics? Then telecommuting could be for you!