Week 2. Vol. 2. Your Commitment to Excellence

11 Jan

“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval”– Dr. Dennis Waitley  According to world-renowned sport psychologist, Dr. Terry Orlick, every great performer (in sport, business and life) begins their journey by answering this very personal but fundamental question: From a scale of 1-10 (1=not […]

Week 1. Vol. 1. 12 Dimensions and 21 Questions

08 Jan

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKIT VOL. 1  THE 12 DIMENSIONS & THE 21 QUESTIONS THAT GET AT THE HEART OF FOCUS AND EFFECTIVENESS “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” — Aristltle Last week in the introduction I sought to identify the difference between Technical Knowledge (Tk) vs. Flow Knowledge (Fk). Technical knowledge represents “what” […]

Figuring It Out Despite Your Limitations

31 Aug

Whatever your self-limitations, consider the mindset you choose to frame challenge. We’re all aware by now of “Fixed” (I am a product of my genes and seek to avoid failure) vs.”Growth” (Whatever I have screwed up simply takes me that much closer to success) Mindset thanks to Carol Dweck. This guy takes a seriously “Fixed” […]

Challenging Your Process: A Never Ending Practice

31 Aug

If any athlete had the right to call it quits, buy and island and relax, it’s Roger Federer. But no, instead of cruising towards retirement, Roger demonstrates the challenging skill of re-invention. http://on.wsj.com/2wkEMEw In Kouzes & Posner’s: “The Leadership Challenge” one of the core 5 leadership practices is to “Challenge the Process”. From a leadership […]

Increasing Self-Awareness Through External Feedback

31 Aug

The principle of feedback is central to any system. As humans some of us are good at self-rating, while others “over-rate” or “under-rate” their self-knowledge. In this brief review of Tasha Eurich’s research. See: http://on.wsj.com/2xAqKNx … you’ll get some practical tips on getting external feedback in order to develop a more accurate understanding of self.

Church & Longevity. Spiritual Practices for Longer Living

02 Jun

From USA TODAY:   Can attending church really help you live longer? This study says yes  A recent study by Vanderbilt University professor Marino Bruce has found that people who attend religious services live longer and are less stressed.    https://usat.ly/2rKOSxw. Of note is the 55% decrease in mortality risk for those attending church. From social support […]

Finding Your Flow. May 18. Salt Lake City.

05 May

Finding Your Flow (Attentional Self-Leadership) workshop on May 18 (8:30am to 1:00pm) in Salt Lake City. CLICK HERE for links to a brief video summary, program overview, topic outline, and client comments. You can register HERE for 2 complimentary seats (for HR/Training decision-makers) and discounted seats for additional participants. For questions or confirmations please don’t hestiate to email or call Steve […]

How Smart Phones Distract: The Subtle Art of Brain Hacking

18 Apr

Last week on 60 minutes Anderson Cooper interviewed Tristan Harris (a former Google product manager) on how smart phones, apps, and platforms are designed for addiction and distraction. Of particular note was Anderson’s neurological spikes and cortisol releases when hearing the sound of an incoming text with phone just out of reach. Given the never ending capture […]

Flow and Attentional Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy

28 Mar

Just when I thought our next generation of 18-22 year olds were falling into a deep decline, I entered the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy and saw that we are in good hands. What an honor to speak on this historic campus, working with seniors (commissions in hand), juniors exploring their professional path, and the leadership faculty shaping these young […]

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