Life Lessons Articles

Ancient Chinese Philosophers Teach Harvard Students A Modern Way To Think

One of the most popular classes at Harvard University today is a deep dive into the wisdom of the great Chinese philosophers, scholars who lived over 2,000 years ago. We all know their names – Confucius, Mencius, Zhangzi and Lao Tzu – Eastern sages who devoted their...

Tethered To Our Devices, We Never Get The Break We Need

It wasn’t until late September that I was able to take any vacation this year, and going that long without a break had left me feeling exhausted – and needing real time away from all my day-to-day activities including all email, texts and social media. But who can do...

Science Agrees With Obi Wan: Trust Your Feelings

Imagine you’re giving a presentation tomorrow to a group of your organization’s top decision makers. Your job will be to persuade them to approve, and invest in, a new initiative you’ve worked over a year to develop. Heading into the meeting, you’re convinced you have...

Five Things Leaders Should Do In December To Ensure Success In The New Year

“Fortune favors the bold.” Virgil (70-19 BC) There’s a great tendency in the month of December to wind things down. With the holiday season upon us, and the least amount of sunlight of the year around to energize us, we're influenced to work in slow motion.  We feel...