How to Improve Thinking

How to Improve Thinking

In a previous post, we noted the inadequacy of trying to change behavior without addressing the underlying thoughts about such action. We hover around trying to adjust what we see in others and probe their motivation, often appealing to their feelings of shame or...
It’s All About Better Thinking

It’s All About Better Thinking

Look at the illustration carefully. What do you see? Start at the top where most of us live. We routinely say things like, “Son, stop chewing your fingers. (results) Why can’t you find something else to do with your hands? (habits) Aren’t you embarrassed that others...
The Brain, You, and New Habits

The Brain, You, and New Habits

Recent analysis of our neural activity reveals that our brain is constantly trying to make past associations with new information. This is the reason we ‘fall back’ into old habits. A recent Duke University study says that 45% of our waking behavior is habitual,...

Leadership Lessons from Snowmageddon

Yes, I am talking about the gazillion feet of snow we hearty New Englanders have been blessed with recently. Here’s some random thoughts about being better leaders, taken from our Winter Wonderland. 1. If you cannot see clearly, slow down! I hope you do not...