MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED

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“MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED”      The Wall Street journal reported that about thirty-three percent of the high school graduates who received the tag of “Most Likely to Succeed” carried it around as a burden.   Forty percent with the title were motivated and driven to live up to the title bestowed upon them (now called […]

IS COMPROMISE IMPOSSIBLE?

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It’s easy to agree that the other person is wrong and the outcome of the situation is hopeless.  Can’t we just all get along? Stephen Covey has a new book out titled “The 3rd Alternative”  in which he defines the alternative as not my way; not your way; there is a third way we can […]

FLASH A SMILE!

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Think about the last time you played with a baby.  When you put hands over your eyes, she did the same thing.  “Mirroring” is a natural human behavior.  Through imitation, our species is able to learn, communicate, and empathize.  Our natural inclination for mimicry means that we often “catch” each other’s moods, which is why […]

AGREE TO DISAGREE?

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I believe that one of the keys to personal and professional growth evolves through respectful disagreement.  I also believe that respectful disagreement is critical to problem solving and compromise.  Finding harmony in a disagreement is a fine art that we all need to perfect.  Disagreeing without being disagreeable is a never-ending work in progress.  Often […]