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Presence and Acceptance Yields Happiness Presence and Acceptance Yields Happiness
Presence and Acceptance Yields Happiness
  A Mantra to Rekindle Presence The Body naturally lives in the Present moment, but reflects Past choices. The Mind is too often distracted by the Past or the Future, imposing great damage on the Body. Thought is the ancestor of all action, or inaction (analysis paralysis).  Our Body too often takes a back seat to our Mind, and pays a deadly price. Our Happiness Metric The Body is THE best metric* available to evaluate the quality of our shared existence.   The imprints of shared experiences are felt within the Body and displayed upon it. Is a constant smile or frown reflecting how the Body truly feels, or is the Mind working overtime?   We should present our true self to others, t ...
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The Most Effective Organizations Naturally Include People in Shared Decision Making The Most Effective Organizations Naturally Include People in Shared Decision Making
The Most Effective Organizations Naturally Include People in Shared Decision Making
Might sound obvious, so why don’t we include people in decision making? What I have experienced most often is that, due to imagined risk we are unable to be vulnerable to others.   We imagine the physical and emotional costs of being judged or rejected by colleagues, social groups, friends and family.   This leaves us guarded and compels us to hide who we really are. The group culture that we care about and associate with, OR the one we find our self within daily , shapes our degree of openness with others.  We are most often unaware of just how much group norms and values influence our own thoughts and behavior. When the group culture financially supports our personal safety, things c ...
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The Most Effective Organizations Naturally Include People in Decision Making The Most Effective Organizations Naturally Include People in Decision Making
The Most Effective Organizations Naturally Include People in Decision Making
Might sound obvious, so why don’t we include people in decision making? What I have experienced most often is that, due to imagined risk we are unable to be vulnerable to others.   We imagine the physical and emotional costs of being judged or rejected by colleagues, social groups, friends and family.   This leaves us guarded and compels us to hide who we really are. The group culture that we care about and associate with, OR the one we find our self within daily , shapes our degree of openness with others.  We are most often unaware of just how much group norms and values influence our own thoughts and behavior. When the group culture financially supports our personal safety, things c ...
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Why Decision Frameworks are essential to an organization’s success… Why Decision Frameworks are essential to an organization’s success…
Why Decision Frameworks are essential to an organization's success...
In my direct experience as an employee and a consumer, as a senior leader with responsibility as both a customer and a vendor, and since 2012 as a consultant / advisor helping entire Value-Chains to serve society better, I have detected 3 key things: Many organizations have strayed from their mission and poorly communicate their reason for existing… with employees, by failing to include them in Strategic planning and by constantly priority switching, leaving work unfinished – which robs employees of the satisfaction of seeing their effort actually benefit a Customer, all while creating an unsustainable pace with less time for family. with customers, by failing to include them ...
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What is a common desire that evades all of us? What is a common desire that evades all of us?
What is a common desire that evades all of us?
Happiness. (A Peaceful Mind and Body) To be Happy, we must be able to Accept life as it is (right NOW). To truly Accept life, we must BE and Remain, absolutely Present in EACH inevitable moment. The Body is the best Metric known to mankind. The Body is trying to remind us through our 5 senses, how Present and Aware we are . The Body uses Pain and Pleasure to reclaim our Conscious Attention. Subtle cues are missed over time, and become surprises. Listen to the Body – It knows what life needs. So Why don’t we listen? A distracted, overly used Mind prevents us from noticing, learning and adapting to all that Life is trying to teach us. Living life primarily through the Mind, is ...
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Unchecked Fear Blocks Inspiration, Connection and Compassion Unchecked Fear Blocks Inspiration, Connection and Compassion
Unchecked Fear Blocks Inspiration, Connection and Compassion
Unfortunately, many of us are severely uninspired.  We would like to help and serve others, but we do not feel invited, capable, or energetic enough to do so. Additionally, we are so concerned about “our self” that often our own focus is based solely on just surviving (personally, or taking care of just those we love).   True inspiration is far bigger than our self. Fear drives us to attempt to control life scenarios and outcomes.   It is logical to reduce negative impacts and maximize positive impacts, for our own sake.    However, our perception of the risks and benefit of our action is often misleading.  If we are too aggressive in mitigating the “risk”, then the ...
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Did I Do That [Alone]?
Did I Do That [Alone]?
Consider for a moment, the amount of energy, talent and support that went into manufacturing, marketing and distributing the supplies and clothing that allow you to get ready for work each day. Personal Reality Check… Did YOU do that alone? How many thousands of individuals supported you in your otherwise mundane daily endeavor? Do you feel a new sense of accountability to them for helping you get ready each day? Do you feel a new sense of accountability to the people who your own products and services support each day? I truly hope so. Don’t be too quick to dismiss this example as trivial or irrelevant.   Is a Politician’s daily effort more crucial than a Toothpaste manu ...
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How to Encourage Accountability? How to Encourage Accountability?
How to Encourage Accountability?
To realize accountability requires shared ownership in the desired outcomes.   Please consider this logic sequence … Responsibility for outcomes is a choice. Choices that we make consciously, we own the outcomes fully. Direction that was set for us, involved no choice.   Direction that is set for us is most often resisted.   If those outcomes endanger us personally, we will usually reject our own role in aiding in the group’s recovery. People must have a voice in group decision making and action taken by their group. Without inclusion, there can be no awareness of the challenges we should face together. Without the broadest possible understanding of the cause of our challe ...
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