Tag: personal development

A Gentleman’s Manual for Becoming a Good Man

A Gentleman’s Manual for Becoming a Good Man Required Reading

“Read before bed every night.” If you want to read something really special this weekend and perhaps be able to share it with your kids, try “Rules for My Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond. Published a few years ago, the book has never made it to a bestseller list. This is what happens to the […]

Weekend Easy Reading – Healthy Quote from the New York Times

Good article in The New York Times: “A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health” If you are too busy to read it in full, here are the skills one must learn, and practice each day: ■ Recognize a positive event each day. ■ Savor that event and log it in a journal or […]

A Leadership Dialogue with Brian Fetherstonhaugh

A Leadership Dialogue with Brian Fetherstonhaugh Brian Fetherstonhaugh

Integrated Management Symposium Series: Authenticity and Deception in Communications and Advertising Great event at McGill University. Amazing speaker and a great book! Once again, highly recommended reading – to children from 15 to 65. Brian Fetherstonhaugh: The Long View.    

Why Do We Call Them ‘Leaders’?

Why Do We Call Them ‘Leaders’? Leaders HBR

Interesting article in HBR, and by a respected author. I would argue though that the problem does not exist. Or should not. But why do we call them ‘leaders’ in the first place? We do not have to. Nothing’s wrong with ‘managers’ or ‘administrators.’ This is just another case of semantic escalation albeit widespread and severe. […]

Make Every Minute of Your Life Count Towards Your Goal

Make Every Minute of Your Life Count Towards Your Goal My Goal

If you want to be efficient, you must work towards your goal – always. Even if you are chatting with a colleague about last weekend’s BBQ, you should have a goal. Perhaps your goal is to have a short break before you get back to work. But you must be consciously aware of this intermediate goal […]

17 Points of Effective Presentation: Delivery

17 Points of Effective Presentation: Delivery Effective Presentation

  This is the sequel to “7 Points of Effective Presentation: Killer Powerpoint Slides.” Last week, we started work on a presentation with a client. We identified 7 important areas for improvement, and the client created a very effective slide stack as a result of our effort. However, the delivery of the material is equally […]

7 Points of Effective Presentation: Killer Powerpoint Slides

7 Points of Effective Presentation: Killer Powerpoint Slides presentation

I am going through a “killer presentation” sent over by a client, and I am excited…. I am excited because I see that we have a good topic for a successful coaching session:  it will bring immediate result. Actually, I see two successful sessions coming, because every presentation is built on two pillars: the slide […]

Good Online Tool

Good Online Tool

Earlier today, I dozed off at the computer and eventually saw the reflection of my face reflected on the dark screen. That was a revelation. Definitely, I could benefit from an unbiased opinion about my facial expression. After some research, I stumbled across an interesting online tool: PhotoFeeler. All you have to do is upload […]

How to Spot a Lie (and Deliver Alternative Truth)

How to Spot a Lie (and Deliver Alternative Truth) lie

Let’s face it: we live in the world of lies. We are telling lies and are being blatantly lied to every day, 24/7. That’s exactly why my initial statement may have surprised you – at first: because we are all used to lies. Not you? How about these: “Guys, I know you work hard.” “No, […]

3 Fundamental Rules of Personal Efficiency

3 Fundamental Rules of Personal Efficiency personal efficiency

There is a phenomenon known as “induced demand.” For example, if you have a congested road network, widening highways will not ease congestion sustainably; often the congestion gets worse, because of the “induced traffic.” You may have experienced this phenomenon yourself: you have already reduced your sleep time, your TV time, your “quality family time” […]