Just Use Common Sense, Or Should You?

Just Use Common Sense, Or Should You?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinA woman was preparing a roast and as was her common practice she cut off both ends of it and threw them away. One day her husband asked, “Why do you always cut off the ends and throw them away?” to which she replied, “That’s how my...
Kinds Of People You Need

Kinds Of People You Need

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinNo matter what your role, you have an important mission and vision to fulfill at both work and home. You also have challenges to overcome. An important question to consider is “what kinds of people do I need and want to achieve...
How Can I Motivate Them?

How Can I Motivate Them?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinIn my work with clients, I often hear, “how can I motivate this person to do what they’re supposed to? They’re lazy. They’re unmotivated.” The truth is people are always motivated. They’re just not always motivated to do what you...
Intention Equals Results

Intention Equals Results

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinIntention is a function of our minds and is a causal activity. In other words, whether we use our minds consciously or unconsciously, our intentions set in motion beliefs, thoughts and feelings that then play out in specific effects...
Commit to Personal Responsibility

Commit to Personal Responsibility

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid...
Accountability IS Happiness!

Accountability IS Happiness!

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“While it doesn’t sound too exciting, I believe happiness is being 100% accountable for your life.”Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love I couldn’t agree more. Being accountable is taking 100% responsibility for...
Like PB&J, Freedom & Responsibility

Like PB&J, Freedom & Responsibility

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents What would our world be like, (including our homes,...
Become the Best Version of YOU!

Become the Best Version of YOU!

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“The actual processes of individuation—the conscious coming-to-terms with one’s own inner center (psychic nucleus) or Self—generally begins with a wounding of the personality and the suffering that accompanies it. This...
Choose Helpful AND Harmless

Choose Helpful AND Harmless

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“It always seems impossible until it is done”Nelson Mandela I often reflect on how many people are “checked out” at work, home, and school; they are suffering and barely surviving, rather than overcoming and thriving....
Become the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For

Become the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”Arthur Ashe Too many people stubbornly believe it’s necessary...
Get More Selfish!

Get More Selfish!

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“Whether you believe it a moral imperative or enlightened self-interest, securing the conditions that will lead to a healthy, prosperous future for everyone is a goal I believe we all share. Bill Gates We are often appalled by...
Motivation From The Inside Out

Motivation From The Inside Out

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to because THEY want to do it.”Dwight D. Eisenhower For centuries as a people, we have opted to use control measures such as command-and-control...
Cover Story: Me Too: Unwrapping Abuse Systems

Cover Story: Me Too: Unwrapping Abuse Systems

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“An insight the size of a mustard seed is powerful enough to bring down a mountain-sized illusion that may be holding our lives together. Truth strikes without mercy. We fear our intuitions because we fear the transformational...
The Preponderance of Neglect

The Preponderance of Neglect

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinMost organizations don’t fall apart as a result of one big blow. Most relationships don’t end because of one grand argument. Most lives don’t fall to pieces due to one sad event. No, I suggest to you that sustained failure happens...
Why Are We So Stuck?

Why Are We So Stuck?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”Arnold H. Glasgow This is a challenging time to be American. On the one hand people are talking about recurrent...
Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe holidays are a time we gather and connect in caring ways as family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. We recognize and acknowledge our appreciation and love for one another with cards, kind words, rituals and gifts. One of...
Don’t Hold Up Progress

Don’t Hold Up Progress

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinCan you hold others accountable? Human Systems expert Judy Ryan focuses on communications needed to make accountability and follow through a common occurrence. Click on the image below to watch this video on accountability. Judy...
Do You Control or Develop Your Staff?

Do You Control or Develop Your Staff?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinAs seen in…   October: 2015: Your greatest asset is a team of committed employees. When you are disappointed in any of them, you may be tempted to choose the expediency and pseudo power of control methods instead of...
Teach them to Fish

Teach them to Fish

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe Dilemma Many systems and strategies of the past are no longer effective. Schools were originally designed to cultivate conforming, compliant factory workers. Families expected children to be seen and not heard. Businesses...
Building Caring Connections

Building Caring Connections

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinI frequently meet people who want to experience caring relationships and while the majority of them are well intentioned and trying to make things work; they are also baffled as to how to overcome challenges and communicate...
What do you Intend to Cause?

What do you Intend to Cause?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinWhen I work with businesses, organizations, families, and individuals, people are usually confused by this question: What do you intend to cause?  It’s as if the idea they are the cause of something is foreign.  Yet there...
What You Protect, You Make Weak – Empowering vs. Enabling

What You Protect, You Make Weak – Empowering vs. Enabling

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinRule of Empowerment: “Don’t do for others anything they can do for themselves.  Don’t say anything they already know.” In order for people to live to highest potential, each has four core needs; to feel empowered,...
Part 2 of 5 – Human Systems

Part 2 of 5 – Human Systems

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinWhat Gets Measured Improves Motivated, successful, and contributing. That’s what you need your staff to be to achieve your goals and provide quality care to the clients you serve.  The world is changing.  Systems must...
Holding Others Accountable

Holding Others Accountable

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinYour daughter or son agrees to complete a chore and you arrive home only to find it incomplete once again. You ask one of your employees to contribute an important section of your team presentation, then discover it’s still not on...
From Compliance to Commitment

From Compliance to Commitment

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.”  -Bob Nelson Compliance People used to think of the workplace in terms of the activities and behaviors that...
Let’s Break a Rule: the 20/80 Rule

Let’s Break a Rule: the 20/80 Rule

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinImprove Your Employee and Customer Satisfaction Your customer satisfaction is directly tied to your employee satisfaction. Your employee satisfaction is directly tied to your ability to dismantle the proverbial 20/80 rule; the...
Cover Story on Culture Change

Cover Story on Culture Change

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinA Focus on Shifting Company Culture at KolbeCo Pays Off Many companies claim to focus on creating a supportive and effective culture. But just what does that look like in the real world? KolbeCo Marketing Resources offers one...
1. Straightforwardness: Dare I Tell it Like It Is?

1. Straightforwardness: Dare I Tell it Like It Is?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe most important relationship to manage is with our self. A trustworthy person practices honesty, straightforwardness, respect, receptivity, recognition, keeping commitments, seeking excellence and disclosure, the eight values...
7. Follow-Through: Do I Mean What I Say?

7. Follow-Through: Do I Mean What I Say?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinImagine you ask someone to do something and they agree. You count on it, and then come to find they didn’t do it. How are you feeling? Chances are you feel frustrated and disappointed. You also lose trust in this person. One of...
Why Are You Here?

Why Are You Here?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinYou’re challenged by a co-worker, client, friend or child; you’re up against physical, social, financial and emotional trials; you’re at odds with life and thwarted in achieving your goals. Despite this, what helps you remain...
Kinds of People I Need

Kinds of People I Need

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinAn important question to consider is, “What kinds of people do I need and want to achieve my mission and overcome my challenges? You must take a close look at personal responsibility, and understand what it is, how it looks and...
Longing for the Good Old Days?

Longing for the Good Old Days?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“Why can’t we go back to the good old days when people knew how to behave?!” While I was raised in a loving family with wonderful parents, I often found my own vision, feelings, ideas and expressions dismissed. Then, as now, the...
Keep The End In Mind

Keep The End In Mind

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinIn any situation in which you are uncertain, the first thing to consider very simply is, “What do I want to come of this? What is it for?” The clarification of the goal belongs at the beginning of any course of action because the...
Pause, Breathe and Check In

Pause, Breathe and Check In

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinThich Nhat Hahn, a well- known author and Buddhist monk says we are reluctant to visit the home of our self because we are loath to face the pain, sadness and fear we might encounter there. It’s true those emotions are often...
I Want.  What Will I Do?

I Want. What Will I Do?

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinWhat do I want and what am I willing to do? These are powerful questions that make up the internal dialog of those who have embraced intrinsic motivation; the process of identifying and expressing what one most loves. These are...
Commitment

Commitment

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all...
Organized Chaos on Purpose

Organized Chaos on Purpose

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedinAs a child deeply in love with nature, living on the edge of a park, and the 5th child of 6, I knew a lot about chaos, the beautiful, free, creative and exhilarating kind. Starting out free to explore, school at age 5 felt like...
Dismantling Bullying Systems

Dismantling Bullying Systems

Share this...FacebookTwitterLinkedin(The story in this article may be an example involving students, but the message for the workplace is just as relevant) “As long as victims and bullies see themselves in diametrically opposed...