Crisis Leadership: What kind of a leader do you want to be?

A crisis is what defines a person and brings out either the best or the worst in them. It’s the same when it comes to leadership, a health come economic crisis like exactly what we are facing today will determine who is a real leader, has strong values and principles to guide others who areRead more ⟶

Dawn of the Anthropocene

The Holocene Epoch of this Quaternary Period appears to be coming to an end. Our arrogance views this as the beginning of the “Age of Humankind”. Scientists tentatively call this new epoch, the Anthropocene, named after the Greek word for “human”. The first clear sign of our dominion over all things was climate change. The second was a mass extinctionRead more ⟶

Complaining is a Luxury We don’t Have Right Now

I admit it. I want to rant and rave. I’m furious that the US is still failing to test for COVID-19 on a widespread scale. I’m pissed my friends who are nurses are assigned one mask per day. I want to complain. But complaining is a luxury I don’t have, so I take a deepRead more ⟶

His Vision Made Him Unique

Back in the late 1980s Joseph Carrabis had the idea that trauma is trauma, that Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is PTSD, meaning little difference existed psycho-emotively between the trauma a soldier suffers in combat and the trauma a child suffers in an abusive home. Nobody paid attention, so he wrote a book about it (wroteRead more ⟶

Il Potere Positivo del Pensiero Negativo

“Sia l’ottimista che il pessimista danno il loro contributo alla società. L’ottimista inventa l’aeroplano, il pessimista il paracadute.” – George Bernard Shaw L’ottimismo è stato a lungo osannato, e lo è tuttora, come strada preferenziale per il successo, la salute e la felicità. Ma anche il pessimismo può aiutare le persone a raggiungere i loroRead more ⟶

Fear Can Spread From Person to Person Faster Than the Coronavirus – but There Are Ways to Slow It Down

It’s hard not to be scared of an invisible and spreading threat. AP Photo/Markus Schreiber Jacek Debiec, University of Michigan As cases of COVID-19 proliferate, there’s a pandemic of fear unfolding alongside the pandemic of the coronavirus. Media announce mass cancellations of public events “over coronavirus fears.” TV stations show images of “coronavirus panic shopping.”Read more ⟶

Working From Home: Working Hard Or Hardly Working

The current situation in the world has become so unpredictable. Most of you are forced (or prefer) to work from home. This can be challenging on its own, but coupled with your spouse also working from home, and your kids staying home all the time, it can become quite an adventure. In this article, IRead more ⟶

Want Your Employees to Care More About Being Productive? Change Their Answer to This 1 Question

About a year and a half ago, a junior consultant at a prestigious consulting firm disputed my advice on how to better manage his time: “Why should I care about becoming more productive? If I get my work done faster, they’ll just give me more work.” Part of me thought he was right. At the same time,Read more ⟶

How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family

It’s chilly outside, but a summer—of sorts—has started in my household this week. My two college students and two high schoolers are home from school for the foreseeable future. There is both excitement about lengthened spring breaks (one high schooler) and real sadness (the others). And there is, of course, a lot of chaos andRead more ⟶

Are Creative Geniuses Born or Made? (Part 1)

“The genius,” wrote German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, “lights on his age like a comet into the paths of the planets.” Throughout history a handful of exceptional individuals have made groundbreaking contributions to their fields, and changed the face of the world. A few names come to mind: Leonardo Da Vinci, Aristotle, Albert Einstein, Mozart, MarieRead more ⟶