How to avoid conflicts on a volunteer committee

Conflicts are less likely when everyone is focused on the goal, clear about how they can contribute and appreciated for their efforts

How to avoid conflicts on a volunteer committee“I'm so tired of being ordered around or dictated to – I’m done with this!” “I can't believe they didn’t even discuss this with me. If they want to make all the decisions, then they can do it themselves.” If you've ever been on a planning committee, condo board, conference committee or not-for-profit board, you've…

Puzzle of the middle-aged brain and other teasers

Don’t freak out; just laugh at life’s little quirks

Puzzle of the middle-aged brain and other teasersYou have a great idea as you are getting dressed in the morning. “Aha,” you think, “I’ll do something about that right away.” You walk from the bedroom to the kitchen for your first cup of coffee of the day and realize that the important thought you had has magically disappeared in the 15 feet…

Put the power of visualization to work to make success a reality

Visualization can eliminate some of the unknowns that create stress-induced anxiety in the average person, just as it does for elite athletes

Put the power of visualization to work to make success a realitySuccess can often be seen first in the mind's eye. The performance of most elite athletes is directly affected by their thoughts; they must master their inner emotions when the pressure is on. Learning to harness the power of the mind is an extraordinary gift, not just for athletes but for any of us who need…

Do personality tests serve any useful purpose?

The information you glean can often be put to good use

Do personality tests serve any useful purpose?If you have spent any time on Facebook, or inside an employee transition seminar, you have probably been exposed to personality quizzes. But what do you do with that information once you have it? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that you are likely happier, in your work and personal…
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