Need An Excuse Not To Change Your Culture?
Um, hold on a second, just let me close the door to my office. The conversation was about to get a bit more interesting. I was on the phone with the Jan, the head of Human Resources of a privately held consumer products company. The company had notched 102 straight years of profit- until this last year. It was their first losing year ever. I was working with them to assess their current state, with a special focus on the company...
Guest Post: A Blessing and a Challenge for the New Year
Republished with permission from Masculinity-Movies.com by Eivind Figenschau Skjellum (video greeting at the bottom) 2014 has been a year of enormous change and growth for me and most of the people I know and love. If you are someone who is in honest conversation with your life, I bet you’ve had the same experience. We are in many ways in over our heads, with lives full of activity. And while “activity” used to mean that...
Want More Willpower? Decide Less.
We’re now over one full week into the New Year. Resolutions are being tested. Want to kick a habit? Study more? Spend less time on Facebook? Ever feel like you have a hard time controlling these (or other) urges? If so, you’re not alone. For example, take the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America […]
Your Email Is Doing This Better Than You Are
by Steve Harper I lived in New York on 9/11. It’s a long story and I won’t go into here, but essentially I was heading downtown on a crowded bus (to work) when the second tower fell. It took me 6 hours to get back uptown to my apartment when I realized my workplace was closed. Buses were packed. Subways weren’t running. Pay phones were out of commission: lines were busy or phones were broken. I didn’t have a cell at the time. What...
Often men in movies are portrayed as somewhat incomplete characters – the fumbling dad in the family comedy, the hard-ass action hero, the angst-ridden sensitive New Age ‘guy’ and so on. What chance does a teenager boy, moving into manhood, have of becoming a Jason Statham-type? (Not that I think it is even desirable) What […]
In The Event Of A Loss Of Cabin Pressure
I was born in 1958, part of a generation where many were raised in accordance with Dr. Benjamin Spock’s book, “Baby And Child Care,” often by parents who didn’t have a similar upbringing to which they could refer for any kind of comparative frame of reference. As a result, at least if my practice is any indication, […]