Words have incredible power and when you understand the roots of a word it usually opens the door to eye-opening learning, new understanding and growth.
The word "company" is no exception... and when you capture the essence of the word "company" in your company... you create the environment for growth <more>
Do you ever wake up and think, "This is going to be a crappy day."?
Here's a quick perspective on my response when this thought runs through my mind. No doubt your response will look <more>
If you want better sales conversations then you better have the right mindset. Gratitude offers a BS approach that you can't afford <more>
Simon says, "Touch your nose."... remember what happens next?
But what when Science says something... do you listen?
While research studies aren't the most exciting reads, three Irish gratitude researchers just published <more>
I'm fed up listening to people who, when talking about gratitude say,
Workplaces and communities alike are awash in an epidemic of human languishing and while you probably know it's bad... I bet you don't know <more>
As we learn more and more about the human brain we are better able to understand why gratitude escapes us and how we can easily take things for granted. I'm not convinced you're going to like the 7<more>
The Voice is one of the few TV shows we watch. The blind auditions are on now and over the last couple weeks I'm getting this very heartwarming feeling over and over again. I had been ignoring it and then it dawned on me <more>
Google "It's not fair" and you get images of children whining. The problem is adults say and think "It's not fair" just as often. And make no mistake, it is a problem... look no further than <more>
You know how when things just aren't working out... there's nothing like a good cry?
Well last week I was put to the test and there is another way to deal with and eventually overcome whatever <more>
Another snow storm and another reminder about the consequences of negative thinking. If you can relate to what happened to my car, then you'll see <more>
The city was pretty much shut down for 36 hours... all because of what was described as a winter hurricane. After all the mental exercises in trying to deal with the weather, I realized <more>
A thread has been building over the last few weeks... about the importance of gratitude and gratefulness. But there are still the doubters who think that gratitude is nothing more than a touchy-feely pile of crap <more>
It's the perfect storm... the news that dominates western culture combined with the default human mindset.
If you don't have a strategy to protect yourself from this cyclone, then you will be swept away by it... derailing success and progress. Fact is, it's already happening to <more>
This week I got the urge to dig into the archives and see what was going on 10 years ago this week. It was a busy week in 2007... but something happened as <more>
I got the urge to listen to 2 years worth of voicemail (ok... I'm a loser). What I heard was fascinating and on a practical level, it revealed 2 nuggets you can use with <more>
I was reluctant about shooting this video. Initially, I thought the idea was way too corny but <more>
There is one thing that separates grateful people from everyone else... <more>
The message in this video is not meant to offend but it had to be said. The origins of this story came from a ski trip we took the kids on. The main character is a <more>
I was reading The Little Book of Gratitude... it's the latest book by Dr. Robert Emmons (the #1 gratitude researcher in the world). In it, he discusses the notion of "side effects" from practicing gratitude. I had never even thought about this before! He got me thinking about the importance of <more>
We're back to the Macdonald Bridge redecking and we've got 3 strategic lessons from this massive bridge project that relate directly to building a culture rooted in gratitude. All 3 lessons are important but the first one addresses <more>