Oh, Canada (Check In Post)

Oh, Canada (Check In Post)

I just got back from a trip to Canada. A short trip, but rather nice. I stayed in a great hotel. I ate at fantastic restaurants. I did some “local” and touristy things. There’s just one thing I wasn’t counting on: spending so much. It seems strange, but each day of the trip I needed …

Why Great Leaders Frame and Reframe

Why Great Leaders Frame and Reframe

Reality happens to everybody. At it happens the same way. So why doesn’t it feel like that? Why does something that seems like a problem to one person appear to be an opportunity to an other — even if they’re looking at it from the same perspective. It all comes down to framing. Let’s start …

Share Your Feelings. No, Seriously.

Paul Adams’ book “Grouped” is an interesting read for marketing a communications professionals. Adams explores why some web content gets shared and the vast majority doesn’t. Sharing of content is vital to marketers in order to reach larger audiences. One key factor in what makes some content spread, Adams says, is the sharing of feelings …

5 Faults of Leadership – #2 Cowardice

Sun Tzu ‘s first fault of leadership, recklessness, certainly is clear in meaning and scope. It is easy to point out examples of immature and lazy behaviors and declare them reckless. The next fault, Cowardice, is slightly more challenging. Some leaders would defend their recklessness as a point of pride. They fail to see how …

A Simple Understanding Brain Connectivity

Connectivity is a concept that deals with linked pathways of neurons in the brain. Using an analogy of a highway system, the neural pathways are roads that connect regions to one another. Electrical signals under chemical regulation travel along these pathways, activating parts of the brain that allow a person to function. Connectivity is a …

2011. Eh, So What?

Well, it is 2011, just like all the experts said it would be. No surprises there. 2011 doesn’t have the sexy, exciting appeal as other new years past and future. 2000 was, of course, special. 2001, 2010, 2020, and 2025 each seem to have a tidiness about them that we are drawn to. But 2011 …

Brains, worms and computer chips

The last paragraph of the ScienceDaily article below sums up perhaps the most important understanding we have about our brains: they’re built on a cost/performance scale. The natural and most primitive logic we put into decisions regarding product development, personnel training, and even war strategy has already been factored into our own biological progression. Next time you …