Learning is Interactive, Not Consumptive

We have a new puppy. The kids named him Wallace, although he…

You Can't Control People. But You Can Control the Environment

This may surprise you, but prior to the early 1970s the word…

Your Focus Needs More Focus

You are trying to finish a project. It requires time and care.…

How to Trigger a Great Day

Whatever you love to do, aspire to be, or dream of creating,…

Break the Cycle of Loneliness at Work

Do you ever feel like you don't really connect with anyone at…

How High Performers Think Differently About Stress

Talking in front of lots of people can be stressful, but it doesn't…

When Cultures Start to Drift from Values

Diane Vaughan is a social scientist who coined the term “normalization…

Innovate How You Innovate. Reward Creative Deviance.

HCL Technologies is a big company, with 117,000 employees and…

You Are Not Your Current Project. Move on. Stay Curious.

Our poor dog. Penny found a bone out on her morning walk. Perhaps…

You Don't Want What You Think You Want

It's a straightforward question, "What do you want?" And depending…

The Hardest Part is Starting

Last summer a couple friends and I took our teenage kids and…

What's Your Habit Trigger?

"In a nutshell, advice is overrated. I can tell you something,…

What were you doing back in the day?

Most of us move through the day without recognizing the alternatives…

Act Your Way Into a New Way of Thinking

"It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking, than…

Cycling Across America with Teenagers: Indian Spirits

Hello everyone. Over the summer of 2017, myself with two other…

Ruminating is Not Problem Solving

How did you sleep last night? Toss and turn? Stay awake fretting…

Never Believe You Are Helpless

"You must never confuse the faith that you will prevail in the…

The United Airlines Crisis of Human Dignity

Someone working in that situation should have had the strength…

Be the Calm in the Storm

My sister is sick. It’s cancer, and it’s well along. It was…