These questions come up all the time: If I’m self-reliant, does that mean I have to figure everything out on my own? Does it mean that I have to do everything myself? Doesn’t this reinforce the idea that leaders need to have all the answers? Let’s Get Clear Self-reliance is depending on yourself to take care of
Do you see people as people? Hmmm, it might seem obvious to answer — you already see people as people, right? I’ll be bold enough to say – wrong! In fact, it’s likely that you see yourself and others as objects, machines, components or cogs in a wheel, whether you realize it or not. Does this surprise you?
Everyone claims to tell the truth, yet many people often don’t. Psychologists/theorists have come with different reasons: people exaggerate to make themselves look better (preferring their ideal vs current selves) people fear the consequences of the truth These behaviors are outcomes of today’s legacy industrial model, which is based on inaccurate assumptions of the human experience. One of
When I worked in the corporate world, I heard comments such as: “Are you getting soft?” when I would suggest collaborating over the standard approach that never worked: “let’s beat them into the ground” “Are you being emotional?” when expressing concerns about a project’s stalemate “Aren’t you going to clean up?” when everyone was equidistant to
In a post I sent out a week ago, I received feedback saying that it’s naïve to think that terrorists are people. I’ve been told that they’re inhuman because they do barbaric things and that some people are humans and others, beneath animals. Lots of judgements in those comments, but it’s ok. It’s important to share
In passive celebration of Halloween or the Day of the Dead, I thought it might be fun to invite you to consider how your thoughts, feelings and subsequent behavior might scare you or others — if at all, of course. Scare yourself? Yes — with scary thoughts that intimidate you into avoiding a bold step