Follow Your “Path:” 6 Lessons on Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

Follow Your “Path:” 6 Lessons on Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities
So many people ask me how I made the leap from engineering to organizational and leadership development—from applied science to the human sciences. Well, it can partly be traced back to a massive failure. I graduated from college with a degree in industrial and systems engineering and went to work as a logistics engineer in a pharmaceutical company in Columbus, Ohio right after graduation. My very first project was to manage the design, build and implem...

STOP Dumping: 4 Tips for Frazzled Folks

STOP Dumping: 4 Tips for Frazzled Folks
Does it seem to you like more and more folks are a little frazzled -- frayed nerves, short on patience with easily triggered emotions? No wonder with heightened terror alerts - we do want to be more vigilant. A recent incident with an airport ticket agent reminded me that we also need to be more patient with one another and with ourselves. My friend was dropping me off at the airport just as I was learning from my airline app that my flight to Chicago h...

Start Your POTB File Today

Start Your POTB File Today
Did you know your brain is built with a greater sensitivity to negative information than it is to positive? Apparently, mine is too.  It's as if your brain automatically amplifies negative messages and puts positive messages on silence. It's called the negativity bias. Click here to read more about the brain's negativity bias. Yet according to WebMD, “although some studies do show that negative emotions are more powerful than positive ones right when th

Pursue Your Dream

Pursue Your Dream
  “A dream fulfilled is a tree of life” (Prov 13:12 NLT) Today is a great day to get started on pursuing a dream. My latest e-book, Pursue Your Dream,  will help you get started. No More New Year’s Resolutions What was your 2014 New Year’s resolution? Did you achieve it? Pursuing your dream is not the same as making a New Year’s resolution. In fact, did you know that 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions but only 8%  are successf