Author Thomas W. Phelan   1-2-3 Magic is an excellent parenting book designed to help parents who feel like their kids run the house and lack the appropriate control. Dr. Phelan present several good ideas along with stories and personal experiences to help parents understand how to use his method of counting children to make…

Adaptability comes up in any leadership or company success presentation. If you can’t adapt you won’t survive. Especially as we move forward. The communication and business landscape is changing faster every year. We are using very different methods of research, interpersonal communication and business communication now as opposed to the peak of the industrial age….

Author Brene Brown   Brene Brown has been studying the topics of shame and vulnerability for over a decade and has brought an amazing amount of information and experience to the topics. Her speeches are great she’s written 3 New Yok Times Best Sellers and she shares her own stories of wrestling with the topics…

Vulnerability is the ability to share your authentic self. “We are losing our tolerance for vulnerability…Vulnerability is at the core of fear and anxiety and shame. Vulnerability is also the birthplace of love, joy, belonging creativity and faith.” Brene Brown   We have an interesting stance when it comes to emotion in our society. Some…

By Tom Rath   Strengths Finder is a must read for entrepreneurs, managers, sales people and social bees. There is a wealth of information about personality types with suggestions and ideas about how to approach and work with each personality type. For those of you in business you should know that in their studies of…

Lots of people read books and articles, spend time researching and learning, studying in school and attending seminars. But without self-awareness your ability to properly apply the new information is immensely diluted. Great self-awareness allows you to effectively create change with new information. Sometimes, I wonder if this topic is even worth talking about because…

There are very complicated associations between education, economic status, social class and one’s health and life expectancy. The higher up the ladder an individual is the lower risk of multiple diseases such as hypertension, various cancers, accidents and malnutrition. There are literally thousands or millions of factors that play into the overall status of an…

By David Gregory   The Next Level was a very quick and easy read. It’s a short fictional story about a recent college graduate taking one of his first jobs with an interesting company. It’s written with lots of dialogue between characters which allows you to get to know a few of the main characters…

Creating content and sharing with a community of like-minded people is the fun part for most bloggers. Where many bloggers struggle is in the SEO game that comes with being a successful blogger. Google is constantly working to improve the quality of content their users receive. To understand how to rank you need to understand…

One of the key ways we connect to people is through empathy. Empathy comes from the ability to understand, to some degree, how another person feels and why. The why is incredibly important to having empathy, and obviously, many people lack that ability. The reason I say it is obvious is because criticism is far…