Jack Welch’s ABC People Strategy

Did he have confidence, courage, or just a great determination?  He certainly was extremely creative and ambitious.   I am fascinated by many of his strategies.  ABC was one of the one's that really struck me.  I think he really cared about people.  H

Why Do We Use Four Letter Words?

Ever wonder why you swear or use four letter words?  Some people say it simply demonstrates our poor command of the language.  Others say it is simply laziness. I am not sure.  I met a famous psychologist many years ago who was well known for using many four letter w

Do Self Help Books Help

I was recently asked by a person doing a PH D research project to complete a questionaire about my use of Self Help books.  I realized that I have bought and read many.  I think I have bought more than I have read but still I have read many on many subjects. I was asked wh

How Can I Change My Behavior

Change is a difficult thing for me to do.  My behavior is based on my belief about life, the universe and everything.  Many of beliefs are kept hidden from me by me.  When my current situation is intolerable, then I start to consider changing.   When I decide t

Discouragement And Encouraging Ourselves

Cause of Anti-social Behavior When I exhibit anti-social behavior, I do it because I am feeling discouraged.  I have low self esteem.  However I am completely in control of my own self esteem.  How can you say that, Jim, what about all these terrible things that happ

How We Learn Behaviors

Ever wonder why you do the things you do? We do not learn things by reading them or by being told.  We learn from life's expereinces.  We develop a model about how the world is and remember things that reinforce that belief.  We form most of our world view by the

The Cloud Theory of Strategic Planning

In setting strategy, we need to have an overall vision or overall goal.  The diagram is a way of thinking strategy and planning. My idea comes from the theory of Alfred Adler who talked about motivation and said the human organism is motivated to goal.  Without a goal, the

I Don’t Have Time

When somebody tells you don't have time, what do they mean?  Time is an interesting commodity.  We all have twenty-four hours in every day, not a second more or less.  The real issue is what we do with that time.  So what do people mean, when they say "

Motivational Tool

Just read a blog about a new tool I Done This that I will use and report in a month.   Pink on New Productivity Tool I think we need to give ourselves a pat on the back for what we have done.  The undone task haunt us and we forget what we got done.

Trying New Things

One of the favorite parts of my job is being able to participate in doing new and interesting things.  This can be new technology, new approaches or just stepping outside my comfort zone. I really strongly suggest you find ways in your life to get a chance to do this.  Mak