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Week 55: Vol. 55. Embracing Conflict

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation" -- Dr. Wayne Dyer China is one of my favorite places on Earth. There are few business and political cultures that are more intriguing at this time in history. In my mind, Chinese culture and philosophy express the...

Week 52: Vol. 52. Becoming A Lifelong Learner

"Learn as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever " -- Mahatma Gandhi In 1940 Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren wrote the classic "How to Read a Book". In 1960 Clifton Fadiman then wrote "The Lifetime Reading Plan", giving us a list of...

Week 51: Vol. 51. The Evolution of Flow

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” ― Albert Einstein  Last...

Week 50: Vol. 50. Managing Flow: Seeing The Whole System

"Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static ‘snapshots.’ It is a set of general principles - distilled over the course of the twentieth...

Week 49: Vol. 49. Personal Needs and Life Balance

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity answered: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present:...

Week 45: Vol. 45. Minimizing Self-Judgement

“Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.” -- Sophocles There is a built-in mechanism in all of us—designed to yield good—but often fails. Like every system that takes in feedback for the purpose of re-direction, humans...

Week 44: Vol. 44. Faith In The Process And Outcome

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." --Thomas Aquinas Perhaps you can remember a performance moment where the anticipation of success (paying attention to the short or long-future) or the fear of...

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