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What Golf Can Teach You About Mastering Your Motivation (even if you don’t play)

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Every morning, Ken Blanchard sends an inspirational email to his entire company. In one of his recent messages, I was struck with how his description of a weekend golf game illustrated how he practices the skill of motivation—and the science behind how you can master your motivation. Learn more, here. Image Credit: Tyson  »  Read More

The Motivation Science Behind the “Tidying Up” Craze

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If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo’s tips for tidying up, perhaps you’ve been too buried under piles of clutter to notice. I’m only partly joking. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing has sold eight million copies worldwide—even in already-tidy Japan. I discovered Kondo’s book several years ago and it didn’t take long to deduce why I fell under her spell. Kondo’s KonMari approach to organization aligns perfectly with the science  »  Read More

Are You a Compassionate Leader?

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A television ad got me asking myself: Am I a compassionate person? As you consider the leader you want to be in 2019, I hope you will expand on my question by asking yourself, “Am I a compassionate leader?” Read what research reveals about compassion, and why it matters—especially at work, in my latest SmartBrief  »  Read More

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