Episode 41 – Avish Parashar – Say Yes, And!

Avish Parashar (@AvishP on twitter) returns to chat about his latest book “ Say Yes, And ” while Craig tries not to be a “No, But” kind of person. They talk about The Hero’s Journey, using “Yes, And” in business as well as why meetings are the best place to start “Yes, And”-ing. You can find Avish’s new book at Amazon or directly via sayyesand.com

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February 23, 2012

Why Don’t We Always Tell The Truth?

  Look, I know lying is bad. It’s best to be upfront and honest but let’s be honest [1] people lie. I’ve done it, you’ve done it, and even monkeys in the trees have done it. Since we all do it, understanding why people lie often can lessen your anger. Ron Ashkenas wrote a great …

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Episode 40 – 2012 Oscar Predictions

Alan Cerny ( @NordlingAICN on twitter) joins Craig to talk Oscars. Covering the big 6 (Supporting Actress/Actor, Best Actress/Actor, Best Director and Best Picture) the duo talk why Andy Serkis deserves an award (but won’t get one), who got snubbed, who should win and who will win the 2012 Academy Awards. It’s movie lovers talking movies! A great way to start Season 2 of Reality Check.

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February 14, 2012

Are You Complaining About Complainers??

One of the more ironic things I find with overly positive people is their knack to complain about complainers. Most people immediately put complainers in two categories:     They often overlook the most important part of the complaint: They may have a point! Sofia Dembling or Real World Research recently interviewed psychologist Guy Winch, …

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February 9, 2012

Are Your Dreams Stopping Your Success?

  It is often been said that if you can dream it, you can achieve it. But what happens when you actually do that? What happens when you spend so much time enjoying the dream before it is fulfilled? That’s right. Often people get so caught up in the vision of success that they just …

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February 7, 2012

Are You In the Loop?

  Years back I worked for an executive who avoided the rumor mill and felt, due to his phenomenal [1] management skills, that he had created an environment that was rumor-free. What he had created was an environment where he was unaware of the rumors circling around him. Like some volatile chemical, you need to …

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February 3, 2012

National Wear Red Day – Eliz Greene’s Reality Check Podcast

Last year I interviewed Eliz Greene after Heart Health month was over so this year, I thought I’d repost the podcast today, Feb 3, 2012 – National Wear Red Day, an initiative created by Go Red For Women.   What is Go Red For Women? Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of …

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