Why and how to be an accomplished daydreamer

Why and how to be an accomplished daydreamer

“Strategic planning is hard. I’d rather do tasks than think about the future and plan for it. Just tell me what needs to be done and I’m on it.” — a participant at my most recent strategic planning workshop Yet our brain, without prompting, can spend a lot...
Why and how to prevent truth decay

Why and how to prevent truth decay

“We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.” – Anaïs Nin, French-American essayist. After coming across this quote three times over a five-day period last month, I stopped to reflect on its powerful message and relevancy for our times. Nin died more...
Want more humanity at work? Bring in the dogs!

Want more humanity at work? Bring in the dogs!

Want more humanity at work? Let dogs into the workplace. As humans’ best friends, dogs bring out the best in humans, which makes the work environment more humane.   For example, thanks to their temperament, dogs easily put people at ease, boost empathy, and inspire...
Why and how to avoid silencing “others”

Why and how to avoid silencing “others”

Miami has always been a favorite travel spot of mine. It was the first big city I ever visited without my parents. As a high school student from Sand Springs, OK, I represented the state of Oklahoma at the Future Business Leaders of America national conference.  ...