The Elephant Rope (Belief) A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains.
The King and Macaw Parrots Once upon a time, there was a king who had gone to visit neighboring kingdoms. He was gifted a pair of baby Macaw Parrots by the king of the last kingdom where he was visiting.
A Very Special Bank Account Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning
The Obstacle in our Path There once was a very wealthy and curious king. This king had a huge boulder placed in the middle of a road
How to Climb the Ladder Without Sacrificing Everything Else That Matters What do you do? It’s a question as common in introductions as sweaty handshakes and awkward small talk. It also sends an underlying message: Your identity’s inextricably linked to your professional role...
The super simple trick that made my mornings way more productive I excel at getting distracted. Or, more accurately, I excel at turning, “Let me just check what the weather’s going to be this morning” into a 45-minute deep dive into old photos on my phone, followed by giving into the urge to clean out my inbox, followed by a top-to-bottom Instagram scroll.
4 smart ways successful people respond to feedback Have you ever been given candid feedback from your boss about how your work’s going? As more and more companies place value on the performance review and improved communication, the answer is probably yes. And yet, people—regardless of title—tend to dread this one-on-one conversation.
9 habits holding you back from being a better communicator Communication problems are often at the heart of the issues that lead people to enter my therapy office. Whether it’s a parent struggling to “get through” to a teenager or a couple who feels like they’re falling out of love, the inability to communicate effectively causes tension, anger, and serious relationship problems.
5 things to stop doing at work if you care about your professional reputation Let’s be serious: Who doesn’t want to take his or her career to the next level? Sure, there may be periods of low motivation or productivity, but most of us want to see our careers (and our paychecks) keep advancing.
7 bad habits that bosses never want to see at work When it comes to a business setting, you can think of “unproductive” in three different ways. First, an employee can be so outgoing and bubbly in the office that you actually miss the fact that he or she has never actually been productive. Second, you can see that an employee’s work is starting to decline and realize that the employee has become unproductive. Or lastly, an employee may just plain be unproductive and everyone knows it.