PTSD: ‘After multiple combat deployments I had no idea what I felt.’
Oct04

PTSD: ‘After multiple combat deployments I had no idea what I felt.’

— Caught by surprise the Green Beret sitting across from me grasped that all his elite training hadn’t prepared him to confront his interior landscape. “I’m master of the outer terrain, now I discover an unfamiliar interior terrain?” His stunned expression said it all. Habitual suppression compromises our ability to be effective in relationships or in society. Excessive pressure and stress will eventually trigger an implosion....

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5 Important Reasons To Avoid Irony and Sarcasm
Oct01

5 Important Reasons To Avoid Irony and Sarcasm

Morons should kill themselves. When you read that, what’s your reaction? What do you think? How do you feel? What judgments do you make? That first sentence was tweeted, as was this one: Cyclist almost killed my dog this morning. He fell off and yelled at me. I hope he broke his f—ing arm. But wait, there’s more. This tweet was in reference to an allegedly neglectful mother: Tie her tubes. Now. All three tweets were...

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6 Threats Keeping You From Innovating
Sep19

6 Threats Keeping You From Innovating

Innovation:  Creating value by doing something better by doing it a new or different way. That “something better” could be many things: A new product A refined process An improved way to collaborate Innovation doesn’t have to mean a radical change -incremental tweaks are innovative, too.  Given this broad definition of innovation, everyone can be innovative.  It’s not limited to a select, creative few. We both...

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Winter is coming to the Plains
Sep13

Winter is coming to the Plains

Editors Note: Tim Yakaitis is one of a number of #NewWarrior men actively collaborating to support the protests on the Standing Rock Lakota Reservation. The ManKind Project has a proud and long history of connection in the area. Learn more. by Tim Yakaitis,  I returned last night from my second trip to the Standing Rock Lakota reservation where now over 6000 people from more than 200 tribes are encamped. As I slept under the stars on...

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Tough or Nice? Which Should A Leader Choose?
Sep10

Tough or Nice? Which Should A Leader Choose?

There’s an archetype that’s been around for a long time in business:  the Great Man. It’s based on the belief that an extraordinary individual can save the day.  It’s personified by the work of the actor John Wayne:  the hero rides into town, and makes everything okay.  The End.  Fade to black.  Roll the credits. The Great Man is a Grit Man.  He’s determined to persevere through challenges no matter what....

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Bliss of the Uncertain Warrior
Aug15

Bliss of the Uncertain Warrior

Here’s how you can live on the “edge of your fear” and have a life others are afraid to even dream about… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – I’ve been an observer of human nature my whole life. And one thing that has always amazed me is how the vast majority of human beings seemingly would prefer the certainty...

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