Communication often gets strained and confused when the sender and receiver make assumptions about what a word means. For example, what does opportunity mean?
In the speed of our everyday activities, how often do you appreciate your life, work and all that is around you? I just returned from several weeks in Peru and realized how there is so much I take for granted which deserves to be appreciated. Like what…?
According to the 2012 released IBM survey, Leading Through Connections – Insights from the Global Chief Executives, the expanding connectivity of all aspects of business is changing how people engage – with each other, with customers, with suppliers and with their job functions. Is your mindset ready for the new and ongoing change?
Two sides… Two perceptions… Two truths? What were the INITIAL perceptions that created the recent tragedy in Florida with Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman?
Competition has become prevalent throughout our everyday activities. There is competition for parking spaces, for access to the shortest line at the grocery store, for the next sale, for the better job, for the idea that wins the boss’ approval… and the list goes on. Our collective mindset is that competition is the way to get ahead, the way to ensure our success… yet is it?
Mindset often refers to an individual’s perception. Culture, however, is also about mindset — the group’s perception. Can that be changed effectively and easily? Continue reading
Welcome to National Business Etiquette Week, June 7 through 13! When you think of business etiquette, what do you think of?
Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset — Which do you tend toward? And is it possible to change a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset? Stanford University Professor Carol Dweck outlines these two types of mindsets and the impact on personal development and success in her book, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success.
It seems that everyday there is a news article or story about someone doing something that others consider unethical. I wonder how people would define ethics if you asked them.
Yesterday I had one of those moments in life that you know is a once in a life time opportunity. The Dalai Lama spoke in Memphis after receiving the International Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum. I was blessed to be one of 1200 to hear him speak and was only about 12 rows back so I could actually see him clearly!
His message was about compassion – for ourselves, for others and for people who think differently from us. What impact would there be if we each adopted a mindset of compassion? Continue reading