70-20-10 Towards Better Performance

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I’m currently working with a client that has me in training consultant mode. They brought me in thinking about training and development in the traditional way – everyone piled in a room to receive some training and after which, everyone walks away “trained” and the business problem they had going in is instantly solved because “they’ve all had training.” After …

Getting acquainted with my chimp Jimmy

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I started reading The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness this week.  It’s and interesting take on mind management.  I’m enjoying working with the metaphors of The Human, The Chimp, and The Computer.  Here my preliminary thoughts:  

Ancient wisdom for lifelong health

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Today, I finished reading John Durant’s excellent book, Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health. Now that I’m older and can’t rely on a 20 year old’s high metabolism, I have to be wiser to win the battle of the ‘dad bod’ waistline through nutrition or more specifically making smarter choices about what I eat or don’t eat and why.  Here’s …

is positive thinking undermining us?

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I am  in the business of helping people help themselves, or at least guiding them through a journey of self-help.  One of my bones of contention with the self-help, positive psychology industry has been the dumbing-down, over optimistic approach to achieving the good life. Barbara Ehrenreich has a new book out that addresses this issue called Bright-Sided: How the Relentless …