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025 The Essence of Meditation Part 1: Awareness is Subtractive

Meditation becomes increasingly popular in the western world, but it’s largely completely misunderstood. The tragedy is that the widespread misconception of meditation creates stagnation and missed opportunities in people that can span an entire lifetime. It’s not about relaxing, it’s not about clearing your mind, and it’s not about controlling your thoughts. Even if you’ve been meditating your entire life, you may have been going in circles without this key distinction, that has to do with the nature of awareness itself. And if you’re just getting started with meditation, then you definitely don’t want to miss this series.

 

This series is from a recent webcast that happens each week for members.

 

024 Facts and Caretaking in Business Part 2: Challenging Your Boss is Professional Confidence

Managers often complain they want their people to step up, or be more engaged, or take more risks. In this episode, you’ll learn one simple question you can use to make that happen. You’ll be surprised to find out it’s more about undoing something than doing something. What if your people know more than they let on, and are just afraid to share what they really think? How do you change that?

This series is from a recent webcast that happens each week for members. 

 

023 Facts and Caretaking in Business: Are You Caretaking Your Coworkers?

One of the most common and unseen excuses in our world is caretaking. Caretaking comes from a caring place, but lets someone off the hook or otherwise serves an other in a way that hurts everyone involved. Caretaking is fundamentally about the caretaker, who is avoiding confrontation, wanting to be liked, or has some other understandable self-interest that they hide by making it about the other person. How does this affect a workplace and what do you do about it?

This series is from a recent webcast that happens each week for members.

 

022 Cowardice Part 4: Objective Standards

We live in a world where the existence of “alternative facts” is now accepted by many. How do you manage someone when they’re seeing a situation so differently, that you just can’t see eye to eye? It’s related to a philosophical question humans have struggled with since our civilization began, but fortunately there’s a simple way through it.

 

This series is from a recent webcast that happens each week for members.

 

021 Cowardice Part 3: Pushing Through Discomfort

How does a manager insist on accountability and results, and still give someone the emotional support and room to process a change for themselves? In other words, how do you balance supporting someone to explore their own limitations while making sure the customer gets what they bought? It’s a tricky balance, but it can be done. Most managers err on the side of either caretaking, allowing for employees to not reach their potential, or become task masters who lack curiosity about the internal worlds of their people.

This series is from a recent webcast that happens each week for members.

 

020 Cowardice Part 2: Management vs. Supervision

Do your government given rights related to freedom apply in the workplace? Tricky one, right? How far can an employer go in pushing someone into discomfort? What responsibility does a manager have to make an employee’s work experience comfortable? How should one think about this?

 

This series is from a recent webcast that happens each week for members.

 

019 Cowardice Part 1: Using Emotion as an Excuse

What place is there for compassion in the workplace? How do you balance your sense of humanity and care, and the need for results when money is on the line? We’ve come a long way since the 1950s bringing emotional intelligence into the work environment, but in what ways has it gone too far, and what’s a manager to do about it?

This series is from a recent webcast that happens each week for members.

 

018 Moving to a ‘Thrival State’ Part 3: Communication and Accountability

What’s your communication turnaround standard? Do you have one? Does your department or company have one? Part of integrity and thrival is getting back to people in a timely fashion, and organizing your life so you can do so easily. How do you make sure integrity expresses in all of your communication?

This series is from a recent webcast that happens each week for members. 

 

017 Moving to a ‘Thrival State’ Part 2: Integrity

We all know that integrity is important, but what is it, exactly? You may be surprised to discover that you don’t have the integrity you tell yourself you do, and therein lies the opportunity. The most basic expression of integrity is keeping your word, and most people don’t do it nearly as often as they think. The result? Broken agreements are bad business. They hurt you and those around you in ways you may not have appreciated until now.

 

016 Moving to a ‘Thrival State’ Pt1: The Context of Agreements and Self-Image

What is the essence of business? Understanding that business is fundamentally made up of agreements is critical to success in anything. Most business problems can be reduced to where agreements were unclear and/or broken; therefore, the clarification of agreements and the rigorous pursuit of keeping them is the simplest way to greatness. Simple is not, however, necessarily easy. But when you understand just how important it is, it gets easier.