Given a choice, would you rather be punished or rewarded? Do you respond best to threats or encouragement? Punishment and reward can both shape behavior. We’ve long ago settled the question of which works best, but many organizations still work from the negative and many still think it’s just easier to do it that way.  read more »
Today I’ll focus on the workplace… Bad behavior costs American business, by some estimates, as much as $300 billion every year. Most of these estimates focus on the cost of workplace bullying and harassment, but incivility and disrespect are costly at all levels. I define 3 escalating levels of disrespect: #1) Common incivility- rudeness. This  read more »
Download this column LIVE on iTunes, it's FREE and you may enjoy my voice, too.Signing my first book deal at the Hollywood Post Office. The definition of success, what I carelessly thought it was and what I am learning it truly is instead.
The week that has just ended has been very hectic yet quite remarkable. My Italian friend Barbara was in town. She flew in from Turin, for the album release of her band - Living Dead Lights - and brought along some friends of her who eventually became mine, too. I wa... read more »
To achieve any meaningful goal, you need discipline, focus, confidence, courage and perseverance. You need the power to start and sustain your efforts and an unwavering commitment to continual growth, development and improvement… …and that’s what we call Mastery. I’ve dedicated the past 30 years of my life to the study and practice of Mastery-  read more »
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. John F. Kennedy My Current Reading List with books for a better understanding of the brain: 1. The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced Brain Advantage by Eric R. Braverman M.D. (www.pathmed.com, www.pathfoundationny.org) http://www.amazon.com/The-Edge-Effect-Longevity-Advantage/dp/B001IWWO1M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8qid=1392824905sr=8-2keywords=the+edge+effect+by+eric+braverman 2. The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Cha... read more »
If you need to go back and read Part 1, click here Now that you’ve got a big goal, let’s figure out how to start making it a reality. As I said on Monday, one of the reasons big goals so often fail is that people often set big goals emotionally and without any real  read more »
Edward looked into Stan’s face. There was expectancy about the look he gave Stan. “I am sure that you have many questions Stanley but take your time. I have as long as we need.” Somehow, Stan didn’t like this feeling Continue reading
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Review of Kevin Jabukowski's humours and nostalgic novel '8-bit Christmas'
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This past weekend, I read a book for an endorsement, written for the general market by Skye Taylor. The book was about a couple falling in love. Both had challenging past issues and complicated present lives. Both suffered stunning disregard by people who purported loved them. How quick others were to deem what was right  read more »
Big goals suck- but no doubt you’ve set some for this year. We’re at that not so mystical point on the calendar where most New Year resolutions going down in flames. It’s no mystery that most resolutions, and most big goals fail. #1 Most big goals are born purely out of emotion or passion. Just  read more »