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Diagnosis without Treatment

February 19, 2016
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We spend a lot of time as consultants and coaches observing how things are, whether they work and what is broken. This isn’t just a consultant’s pastime, it is also a favorite past time of most human beings — not to mention,  politicians. We are all […]

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Self-Delusion

February 15, 2016
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There’s a curious phenomenon in social psychology, one well-illustrated by the experience of mentalists — magicians who appear on stage a create the illusion of clairvoyance.  If you have ever seen one of these masters work, they are very convincing.  Their illusion is made all the more […]

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Ownership, Grace & Generosity in Failure

February 8, 2016
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Last night in the Superbowl, the South Carolina Panthers were outplayed and trounced by the opposing Denver Broncos.  Knowing the final score pretty much exhausts my knowledge of the sport of football. But I watched the post-game interview with losing quarterback Cam Newton, and like many other […]

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Challenger Brand or Also Ran

February 5, 2016
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If you follow marketing trends, then you are very aware of the term Challenger Brand.  For those of you who don’t know the term, let me explain.  The Challenger Brand enters a well-developed market as David to the market-leader’s Goliath.  It is Airbnb to […]

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What Grows in Silence?

February 2, 2016
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I happened to be at an unusual event where the primary speaker had laryngitis.  As a frequent sufferer myself, I felt a lot of compassion for him. But his ailment served as an interesting object lesson and reminder for me, and perhaps it will be useful for you […]

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Distracted Brain

January 29, 2016
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According to recent research at the University of Washington, immersion in a virtual reality, snowy landscape has measurable effects on both the areas of the brain responsible for pain, and on the experience  felt by patients suffering from chronic pain.  We see another example of a similar effect […]

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Being a Screen

January 26, 2016
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We all struggle with our reactions when we are frustrated or when we are inadvertently exposed to drama or upsetting moments at work and in life. When that happens,  often we react in ways that we later come to regret. Those moments of intense “reactivity” are frequently the […]

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Bad News?

January 21, 2016
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One of the more interesting reasons that we procrastinate or fail to take action is due to thought patterns that are fundamentally irrational. That may not be surprising on its face, because we have all come to understand that there are psychological causes of our behavior at play […]

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