self improvement

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Improve the Lenses You Use to See the World

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Improve the Lenses You Use to See the World

How we see the situations we encounter shape our ability to be a positive influence, someone that others want to follow.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Know How to Build Trust

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Know How to Build Trust

If we can better understand how we evaluate trustworthiness in others, we can do a better job of managing the trust that others have in us.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Develop a Clear Self-Purpose

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Develop a Clear Self-Purpose

Of 110 people surveyed, 8% seemed to have a clear purpose for their life. It is only by having a clear self-purpose that we will be willing to: (1) put off what is best for ourselves for what is best for a higher cause, and (2) do what is right, not what is easy.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Start with Rewiring Your Brain

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Start with Rewiring Your Brain

If we have developed the wiring for a certain orientation, or if we rely upon one side of our prefrontal cortex, does that mean that we are stuck? No! We can rewire our brains to navigate life more effectively and become more of someone others want to follow.

Why Do Organizations Miss the Mark when Developing Their Leaders?

Why Do Organizations Miss the Mark when Developing Their Leaders?

Thus, if organizations want to more effectively develop their leaders, they need to focus on the three foundational elements of self-leadership: self-awareness, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.

Personal & Leadership Development: Why Focus on Mindsets and Not Behaviors?

Personal & Leadership Development: Why Focus on Mindsets and Not Behaviors?

Rather than focusing on lists that tell us how we should act or behave, a much better approach when improving ourselves and our leadership is to focus on our mindsets.

Are You Guilty of Justified Blind Spots? What Can You Do About Them

Are You Guilty of Justified Blind Spots? What Can You Do About Them

The reality is that each of us, in our own ways, are engaging in fully justified thinking and actions that are ultimately limiting our experience, effectiveness, and performance.

Cognitive Dissonance: Why You May Be Preventing the Success You are Seeking

Cognitive Dissonance: Why You May Be Preventing the Success You are Seeking

Many are unwilling to learn and become better because their egos prevent them from acknowledging that, although they were likely doing their best, their ignorance and prior actions have been less than ideal.

The Difference between an Abundance Mindset and a Scarcity Mindset

The Difference between an Abundance Mindset and a Scarcity Mindset

An abundance mindset allows one to see their financial situation as something that can grow and expand. This mindset leads one to believe that the way to build wealth is to increase the size of the pie, even if it take increasing costs in order to do so.

Get Out of Inertia and Enhance Your Trajectory

Get Out of Inertia and Enhance Your Trajectory

Most people develop habits and most organizations develop policies to keep the train moving along in inertia. But here is the problem: as the external world changes, and as our habits and policies stay in inertia, our inertia takes us on the course of “slow death.” Over time, our habits and policies fail to meet the demands of our external environment.