Have you ever thought of yourself as a genius? I think most of us never think of ourselves as having an extraordinarily high intelligence or natural capability. Although academic research many years ago created a paradigm of general Intelligence and IQ, more resent research is telling us a different story. People can be of average … Read more
While some are still stuck in old paradigms of motivation, many have moved beyond this command, control, and threats style to an over-reliance on the behavioral model of rewards. Scientific studies continue to support a more sophisticated perspective that relies on the leader creating environments of autonomy, competence (mastery), and relatedness (purpose). This video provides … Read more
Sorry to be a downer but only about 40% of people follow through well enough to keep their new year’s resolutions according to Psychology professor John Norcross at Scranton University. We don’t need a research study to know that most people fail when trying to make change by utilizing resolutions. Having coached more than a … Read more
Resolve to make no excuses in 2012 . This is a great Nike commercial emphasizing the “no excuses” standard used by high performers and resilient achievers.
What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave. What will matter is not your success but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that … Read more
I had the opportunity today to ponder some of the most important questions in life. It’s not often any of us get a chance to take some time to think deeply about what really matters in life. Do yourself a big favor and find some quiet time, get a pen and paper and then answer … Read more
This is a video on my YouTube channel giving an overview of the basics of motivation. I share three popular motivation theories that provides a foundation of understanding self-motivation and how you can motivate others. I review Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Cognitive Evaluation Theory, X Y theory, and Edward Deci’s Self-Determination Theory. I will … Read more
This week has been fun, but exhausting. Anyone who has gone on vacation with 2 or more children is familiar with the hard work and frequent frustration found within this challenge. Fatigue, jet lag, too much sugar, and several full days of an adventure park (Disneyland in our case) creates a ripe environment for exhaustion … Read more
This is an inspiring story and amazing performance by a young man who isn’t letting anything hold him back.
I love this video. Short, yet powerful. We often forget each one of us was made to live true greatness in our lives.