January 31, 2012

Brainstorming: Man-made disasters?

  I recently came upon this article in the New Yorker by Jonah Lehrer that talked about the inherent problem with “brainstorming”[1]. The consensus among “brainstorming” advocates is that if you allow people to offer ideas, free of criticism, in a ‘safe’ environment that you’ll get better suggestions than people either a) working alone or …

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January 27, 2012

2012 Kate Singer Endowment Fundraiser

As I get ready to ramp up for the second season of “Reality Check with Craig Price” I wanted to spotlight a cause that is very close to one of my past guests, Thom Singer.  Thank you for participating in this fundraiser! Small amounts add up, and any amount you give will assist the research for children born …

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January 25, 2012

Who is Supporting You? Remember to Thank Them

This picture reminded me of an important fact we often overlook:   There really is no such thing as a “self-made” person. Everyone has had help along the way. It could have been a teacher, a parent, a spouse, various friends or colleagues that offered bit[1] of advice, encouragement or an opportunity that allowed you …

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January 23, 2012

Can You Be Honest About Your Performance? Tom Brady Can

  “Well, I sucked pretty bad today” – Tom Brady That is direct quote AFTER winning a game in which an important quarterback sneak, delivered by the same Tom Brady, was the winning score. Afterwards, all the sports talk shows were complimenting Tom for admitting that his game wasn’t up to par. It was “refreshing” …

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January 19, 2012

Gossip for Good? New Research Shows Benefits of Gossip

  As I have discussed in my book “Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide”[1] rumors and gossip are going to happen whether you want them to or not. The only decision you can make is if you want to know what’s being shared or be clueless to the information (or misinformation).  While you may think …

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January 16, 2012

Ending Our Obsession with Positive Thinking?

  The “Power of Positive Thinking” has been sold and marketed so much it’s been widely accepted as the way people “should” behave, think or act. Sadly, the truth behind the value of negative thoughts and emotions has been driven into the shadows, to be ignored and avoided. Thankfully, more and more people are coming …

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January 13, 2012

Can You Accept Criticism?

  There’s an old expression ‘If you have never made a mistake then you’ve never done anything new’. I would like to add my own, ‘If you have never been criticized then you’ve never made an important decision’. People who make decisions are always in a position to be criticized. Even if the criticism is …

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January 11, 2012

Do You Stick to Your Guns or Change Weapons?

  With the political season revving up for the primaries, one of the biggest accusations politicians make against another is the evil and dreaded “Flip-Flop”[1]. A candidate votes on an issue 15 years ago and if they do not maintain their opinion for the rest of their political lives they are inconsistent, untrustworthy, shifty, carpet …

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January 9, 2012

Do You Have a Tebow on Your Team?

  Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has posed some interesting problems that some manager might be able to relate to. He’s a talented, versatile employee that doesn’t fit the mold of a typical staff member, yet the results are undeniable.   Sure, he doesn’t have the best throwing mechanics. His completion percentage which is usually …

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January 6, 2012

Do You Need to “Love” What You Do To Succeed?

  I have long heard that to be successful you must thoroughly love what you do and make it your “passion”. That says that if you don’t like what you do for a living, you’ll never get better at it, you’ll never be proficient and your life will be utter misery. Is that true?   …

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