4 Shifts in Thinking for Better Decisions

Much of education, be it in school, church, home, or around the office, is based on the assumption that if people have the right information they will make good decisions. More information does not produce better decisions, shifts in thinking does.

4 Shifts in Thinking for Better Decisions

Many people I coach or who attend our workshops believe that they are missing that one piece of information or know-how that will be the key to unlock the door to their success. 

How to Learn from Your Experience, Good or Bad

As you finish the year and begin the next, take a few minutes to make sure you’ve learned from what you experienced. Every day we have experiences, good and bad, yet more often than not, we fail to notice them. Worse, we fail to learn from them. Asking a few questions can draw out learning for yourself or to prompt someone else’s learning.

In my coaching practice, I help smart people think more deeply, figure out problems, and ultimately to learn, grow, and change. As we talk, sometimes clients aren’t aware of the unformed insights emerging from their thinking. Here’s an example,

How Chasing Happiness Drives Away Meaning

Everyone is looking for happiness, when, I believe, they are searching for meaning. Call it love. Call it a fulfilling job. It’s meaning. Because of a lack of meaning, we do things we think will make us happy but instead, drives meaning and happiness away.

When someone says they want a job that they feel more passionate about, or work that is fulfilling, they are looking for meaning.

When a person says they want someone to love and care for, and to be loved and cared for, they are looking for meaning.

Through coaching hundreds of people, I see a pattern of wanting to do good things that will actually make them feel worse. This article begins a bit philosophical, but moves to practical tools.

Millennials Want Mentoring, But This Kind

Millennials have a high value toward growth and learning. They are hungry for mentoring. But there’s often a mismatch between the assistance older leaders try to provide and what Millennials want. Here’s the kind of mentoring that will benefit Millennials.

Millennials, those born between 1981 – 1996, now make up one half of the work force. Learning and development are essential job benefits for Millennials. If you don’t offer relevant learning and growth opportunities, you won’t attract Millennials to your organization or keep them.

It’s Not Luck, Life Just Doesn’t Happen To You

How much of life happens to you versus you make it happen? Your answer will reveal a glimpse at your future. Your success in the things that matter to you depends on your answer to this question. Here’s what you can do to improve.

Does life happen to you, or do you make it happen? This question separates high achievers from the crowd – in every field. It’s a question of personal autonomy, choice, and personal responsibility.