Review and Goals

Great time of year to review last year and set goals for next year.  I do mine very quickly and then review them later.  It sounds like a ponderous task but if I do it quickly, I find it simple and very helpful. I think this year I will review my list every month to see how

Beyond Belief

I recently listened and watched a conference that has brought scientist and philosophers together to discuss the conflict between religion and science.  The code word for the conflict in the USA is the question of intelligent design versus evolution.  I am finding the discus

Encouragement Part 4

Another way to encourage a person to actively listening to that person.  Less telling and more listening.  I find by asking people about their life experiences you learn so many things and I believe it makes the person feel more significant.  Feeling significant is very

Myth of the Management Committee

One of Peter Senge’s learning disabilities of organizations is the myth of the management committee.   How many times have you said to yourself or others "Management should ……."  We seem to have the perception that management’s role is

Fear of Writing

I have been writing more on this blog than I have written previously in my career.   I wonder what has opened the flood gates.  I am not sure.  The first thing I think is Stephen’s openness to anything I write and his support.  With all his great traits,

Fear of Public Speaking

Why do people fear speaking in public?  I know before I had experience and training I was quite fearful.  However my mother encouraged me at a young age to speak in public and i lost much of my fear then.  Speaking up in a safe place really helps.  I do not mean th

Encouragement Part 3

People often confuse praise with encouragement.  If somebody does something really well and you say what a great job the person has done. you are sitting in judgment on that person.  If however you ask the people how they feel or say "I bet you really feel great being a


One subject that has been one of long term goals is having all my activity moving towards the same goal.  I called it integration.   In my early years computers were very unpopular and appeared to be putting people out of work.  Many people hated them and really th

Encouragement Part 2 Natural Highs

Think about them one at a time before going on to the next one. It does make you feel good 1. Falling in love. 2. Laughing so hard your face hurts. 3. A hot shower. 4. No lines at the supermarket. 5. A special glance. 6. Getting mail. 7. Taking a drive on a pretty road. 8. Hearing you

Encouraging Ourselves

One thing I have learned during my training on Alfred Adler’s psychology was the importance of encouragement .   Adler explained why we tend to discourage ourselves.  Adler said that all human motivation came from the organism striving to become.  He talked a