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Manage to Engage

Nov 29, 2018

Anyone can lay in a sensory deprivation tank and find peace – but what about when someone cuts you off in traffic, when you are in line at the DMV, or an employee makes a mistake? Then, finding silence is hard work.

 

But like Dorothy in Oz, you’ve had the power all along. Today I’m going to teach you how to...


Nov 26, 2018

In our increasingly noisy world, an industry has popped up selling silence by the hour through things like sensory deprivation tanks and a variety of meditation practices. These can be useful tools or shortcuts, but that silence is always there – it’s the canvas on which our experiences are painted.

 

Over the next...


Nov 22, 2018

As a manager, you can’t step in and solve someone else’s problems, but you can hold up a mirror so that someone can see the problem and start solving it themselves.

 

And one of the best ways to help someone confront reality and start addressing a problem is by asking a question based in genuine curiosity. The...


Nov 19, 2018

When you identify the thing that is really causing a problem in your life or business, it’s usually not very difficult to solve – but many of us waste time and money barking up the wrong tree because there is some uncomfortable aspect of reality that we’re trying to avoid.

 

However, all the effort we put into...


Nov 15, 2018

We’re often more committed to things in our life being nice and cozy than we are to reality, even if that coziness is causing problems in our family, our relationships, or our businesses. However, there’s a real danger here because lacking a commitment to truth obscures real problems and creates obstacles that...