Insights from Attraction

marshmallow-experiment

Ever wonder why we are often most drawn to do the things we want most to avoid?

We have all felt the power of being caught in the pull of our own pictures.  The little fellow above has been told if he can only resist eating the delicious marshmallow in front of him he will receive another when the researcher returns.  Oh the temptation!  How long is she going to be gone?  Did she forget about me?  What if I just had a little lick?

If you think this is fun and games then you haven’t been gr...

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Learning from Bern

Supporter vs Believer

Believers vs Supporters Buzz

(Three hints to really benefiting from this question.)

1-Don’t Marco Rubio this with some memorized soundbite. Fast and furious only works well in the theaters.  Shortcuts are seldom sustainable.

2-This question is for you although the people will be different. Personalize this question by replacing people with employees, members, customers, friends or families.

3-If you are a member of a board, committee or team ask each member to submit their definitions...

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Tired of feeling stressed?

stressed

I just finished Shawn Achor’s latest book  Before Happiness and decided to revisit my first introduction to Mr. Achor’s insights.  In the The Happiness Advantage Shawn describes our mis-perceptions about the relationship of happiness and performance this way.

“Most people believe that once they become successful, then they’ll be happy...

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The Color of Cure

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Quick, what color ribbon is used to increase breast cancer awareness?  Now what color for prostate cancer?  If light blue didn’t immediately jump to mind join the club, I did not even know September was prostate cancer awareness month and I had surgery on the 12th of that month.

Does prostate cancer get the attention it deserves?

If you are thinking prostate cancer doesn’t deserve the same support as breast cancer you are not alone...

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Peer Power Primer

Peer Power Primer

How would you create a culture that attracts 1000 applicants for every position like Zappos or grows its customer base fivefold in just four years as HCL Technologies did? Few would expect to learn the secrets of success from a small town credit union in Boulder City, Nevada, or a rural hospital in Southern Arizona, but wouldn’t you like to know how to create a team that can increase assets by 270% while only adding one employee, or how to be so honest with your board that they plead with you to...

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