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A true leader moves beyond “my idea” to “our idea.”

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Mike Krzyzewski, head basketball coach of Duke...

Mike Krzyzewski, head basketball coach of Duke University,

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Are You Getting Enough Quiet Time?

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Taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive and responsive. For example, silence is associated with the development of new cells in the hippocampus, the key brain region associated with learning and memory. But cultivating silence isn’t just about getting respite from the distractions of office chatter or tweets.  Real sustained silence, the kind that facilitates clear and creative thinking, and quiets inner chatter as well as outer. Try going on a media fast, sitting silently for 2 minutes during the middle of your workday, or taking a long walk in the woods — with no phone. The world is getting louder, but silence is still accessible.


In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter.

It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake news.

It was a call to get beyond the noise.

For Coates, generating good ideas and quality work products requires something all too rare in modern life: quiet.

He’s in good company.  Author JK Rowling, biographer Walter Isaacson, and psychiatrist Carl Jung have all had disciplined practices for managing the information flow and cultivating periods of deep silence. Ray DalioBill George, California Governor Jerry Brown, and Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan have also described structured periods of silence as important factors in their success.

Recent studies are showing that taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive and responsive to the complex environments in which so many of us now live, work, and lead. Duke Medical School’s Imke Kirste recently found that silence is associated with the development of new cells in the hippocampus, the key brain region associated with learning and memory. Physician Luciano Bernardi found that two-minutes of silence inserted between musical pieces proved more stabilizing to cardiovascular and respiratory systems than even the music categorized as “relaxing.” And a 2013 study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, based on a survey of 43,000 workers, concluded that the disadvantages of noise and distraction associated with open office plans outweighed anticipated, but still unproven, benefits like increasing morale and productivity boosts from unplanned interactions.

But cultivating silence isn’t just about getting respite from the distractions of office chatter or tweets.  Real sustained silence, the kind that facilitates clear and creative thinking, quiets inner chatter as well as outer.

This kind of silence is about resting the mental reflexes that habitually protect a reputation or promote a point of view. It’s about taking a temporary break from one of life’s most basic responsibilities: Having to think of what to say.

Cultivating silence, as Hal Gregersen writes in a recent HBR article, “increase[s] your chances of encountering novel ideas and information and discerning weak signals.” When we’re constantly fixated on the verbal agenda—what to say next, what to write next, what to tweet next—it’s tough to make room for truly different perspectives or radically new ideas. It’s hard to drop into deeper modes of listening and attention. And it’s in those deeper modes of attention that truly novel ideas are found.

Even incredibly busy people can cultivate periods of sustained quiet time. Here are four practical ideas:

1) Punctuate meetings with five minutes of quiet time. If you’re able to close the office door, retreat to a park bench, or find another quiet hideaway, it’s possible to hit reset by engaging in a silent practice of meditation or reflection.

2) Take a silent afternoon in nature. You need not be a rugged outdoors type to ditch the phone and go for a simple two-or-three-hour jaunt in nature. In our own experience and those of many of our clients, immersion in nature can be the clearest option for improving creative thinking capacities. Henry David Thoreau went to the woods for a reason.

3) Go on a media fast. Turn off your email for several hours or even a full day, or try “fasting” from news and entertainment. While there may still be plenty of noise around—family, conversation, city sounds—you can enjoy real benefits by resting the parts of your mind associated with unending work obligations and tracking social media or current events.

4) Take the plunge and try a meditation retreat:  Even a short retreat is arguably the most straightforward way to turn toward deeper listening and awaken intuition. The journalist Andrew Sullivan recently described his experience at a silent retreat as “the ultimate detox.” As he put it: “My breathing slowed. My brain settled…It was if my brain were moving away from the abstract and the distant toward the tangible and the near.”

The world is getting louder.  But silence is still accessible—it just takes commitment and creativity to cultivate it.

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Move Into Mastery: Learn Leadership Skills For a New Day!

You are the leader of your team. What should your focus be?  What role do you see yourself playing? What is your number one Job?

You must have a plan in place. A design for your success and your team’s success. Leaders will have a plan to help develop each member of their teams.

It’s significant to develop leadership skills in your employees for the growth of their careers and self-esteem. When your team is equipped with industry knowledge, they’ll be able to make informed decisions, guide their peers (and eventually those that they lead), and be better qualified for opportunities that come their way.

The leader’s goal is to explore new ideas, experiment, fail fast and tell stories of the future that inspire people. At the top of the list is your ability to motivate your team.  Motivate, motivate, motivate by example and words.

“The most important task of a leader is to create leaders.” To build up your people and teams and the fastest path possible is to share industry knowledge along with the expert knowledge they require to perform the real task.

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Do You Want to Be A Great Manager or Supervisor

Duck Dodgers as seen in Wrath of Canasta.

Daffy Duck a “Leader”?

Do you want to be a great manager? Do you want to make your days go by easier? Do you want to work a 40-hour week as opposed to 60-hour week? Here are two steps that might help.

Become aware of how much your team knows and help your team develop. Help your team develop by providing industry-wide knowledge. Find a way to send articles or information once a week or maybe twice a month that will help them expand their industry knowledge.

Use email to control your week. Two simple emails will help you take control of your week. On Monday send an email to all stakeholders to all involved your expectations of work for the week. At the end of the week, you then would send a second email outlining your accomplishments. Of course, you need to have checked off the vast majority if not all of your expectations from the start of the week.

The Right Stuff, The Millionaire Mind

The Millionaire Mind Set

There were thirteen of us sitting in a classroom, all complete strangers. The question in my head was , “why”? Why are we here and how did we get picked to be in this room? This was to be a break out session for some qualified people. All thirteen of us were told last night to come back today for this breakout session with a printed copy of our resume. Why did we need a resume, after all I did not travel to Chicago to look for a job, I came here to take a workshop to better my life. In a very brief conversation with one of my equally puzzled mates, she noted the same thing. Why are we here and why did they want us to bring our resumes? She was not looking for a job either.

“Please everyone take a seat” instructed one of the ushers. “Please make certain that you have your resumes out and on the table. Our guest speaker will be here in only a couple of minutes.”

As everyone started to move toward his or her seats, it was easy to see that all of us started to become a little anxious and a little excited. All the participants pulled out the resumes and put them on the table in front of them. During our short wait everyone started to have a conversation in small two or three people groups.

Without announcement or fanfare in walked our special guest. The room became completely silent. What happened, why is one of the richest people in the world here to talk to this small group?

“Greetings all,” he started, “thank you for taking the time to listen to the few things that I would like to share with you. I guarantee you that I will not take up much of your morning”.

The woman that I was speaking with early quickly added, “take the rest of the weekend if you like.” The room started to give a little nervous laugh.

“If everyone here could please pull out their resumes and let me take a quick look, so that I can know whom I am speaking with today.”

As he walked around the room looking at everyone resumes, I found myself saying I would work for him. I hope that my resume will do the trick of opening up the door for me. Lost in my thoughts I hardly noticed that our guest speaker was making a brief comment to everyone as he gave back his or her resumes.

As he reviewed my resume, he almost flipped it back at me and said, “You are just wasting your time.” Before I could even gather myself, my resume was back on my desk, and our guest speaker was moving on to the next person. What a shock. By the time, I had a chance to collect my thoughts and ready to make a statement before he was talking with the last person in the room.

Flipping the gentleman resume back on the table, he stated in a quick, angry tone. “And you are just an ‘F-in’ waste of time.” The whole room was stunned.

As our special guest walked back to the podium, the whole room was stunned and speechless. How could the gentleman that we all knew by reputation walk in here and insult us? As it turned out, he had nothing pleasant to say to anyone concerning their resumes.

At the front of the room, our guest speaker started. “Why is it that each one of you allowed me to say something negative about you or something down right ugly? I will tell you why. I have the attitude of a Billionaire you have the attitude of a broke person. Even when I was flat ass broke, I had an attitude, a belief, the knowledge that I was a Billionaire. It’s now time for you to accept that you are what you believe you are. You will act and continue to pay people money to teach you instead of them paying you to teach them. You must understand that you are a Millionaire, and you must allow that mentality to take over now. Do not let anyone, me or anyone effect you do what you know is right from the mindset of a Millionaire.”

Now he had our attention. “Be a Millionaire right now, not a person trying to be a Millionaire, Be a Millionaire now. You are a Millionaire accept it, allow it, be grateful for it and let it flow out of you now. Like a Millionaire, thinking from the mind of a Millionaire you will come to make your decisions as a Millionaire. No one should be able to speak to you the way I did, and have an effect on who you are or how you feel. If someone has something negative to say about you, or holds a negative opinion of you. You should be able to simply say ‘so what’. There is no need to become angry or aggressive or vengeful. Do not worry about their opinion or when they will be forced to eat their words, just know that they will be forced to eat their words. Move on.”

In conclusion, he summed it up this way. “Be now, the heaven and the doing will follow. A period when you walk out of this room it is done, it is your job to allow it to happen. You have always been millionaires I could tell, by the way; you carried yourself throughout this conference, this is why I asked to speak to the group of you. Now it is your job to go out and teach others to find the Millionaire inside of them.”

The key to staying focused and achieving goals means having the self confidence turn negatives into positives and knowing how to turn roadblocks into building blocks. ~Sharon Michaels

“You create your own universe as you go along” ~Winston Churchill

For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. ~Mark 11:23

“You get no more and no less than what you believe you deserve.” ~Unknown