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Monthly Archives: April 2016

In Search of Hormesis

Hormesis is when good things (improved health, stress tolerance, growth or longevity) result from low doses of something that is harmful or deadly in higher doses. One example would be a vaccination, a small dose of a disease to trigger the body’s immune system. Another example is working out: we push our muscles past their limits […]

It is hard to become what we have not seen

What are the key determinants of success?  – Certainly hard work (10,000 hours of focused, directed practice to achieve mastery!) – Definitely impulse control, self-mastery, internal regulation, mood management, emotional intelligence, self-discipline: call it what you will, the ability to intelligently direct your efforts to a worthy goal. Persistence and optimism certainly factor in as well. […]

The Culture of the Golden Rule

Every organization has a culture, a way of doing things, a sense of “that’s how things are done here”. Obviously, the Ritz Carlton has a different culture than Motel 6, the Post office has a very different culture than UPS, and a startup has a different culture than a long established institution.  While size and […]

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