The Rise of Incivility and What To Do About It

Has incivility become the new norm in America? Fundamental ethical values such as respect, fairness, honesty, personal responsibility and tolerance seem to be fading.

How to Bring Calm to Chaotic and Toxic Workplaces

Many of today’s organizations are chaotic if not outright toxic for employees and leaders alike.Mindfulness practices can restore some balance and calm to these chaotic workplaces

Why We Need More Empathetic and Compassionate Leaders

Recent studies have shown that contrary to some conventional wisdom, empathetic and compassionate leaders promote trust, collaboration and well-being, and get positive results.

America's Obsession With Winners and Losers

America has an obsession with defining success and happiness by winners and losers. This attitude and behavior permeates everything from sports to politics and business.

What Will Happen When Robots Can Do Most Jobs?

Technology and AI holds the promise of a bright or dark future for work.

The Making of a Mindful Leader

The majority of significant challenges that leaders face now are adaptive in nature. Mindfulness practices and training hold significant promise in addressing this challenge.

How "The Self-Made Man" Myth Feeds the American Dream

Our beliefs in the “self-made man,” and "the American Dream" largely myths, don’t serve society well, and may perpetuate economic and social inequality.

The 7 Habits of Highly Mindful Leaders

Highly mindful leaders are more productive, proactive, and impactful.

How Incivility is Spreading Like a Cancer

The lack of civility in America has spread beyond politics.

Why “Macho” Leadership Still Thrives

Global economic uncertainty and the spike in terrorism has created a resurgence of populist attraction to authoritarianism and “macho” leaders.

The Rise of Authoritarianism in America

The public rallies, PR campaign and public pronouncements of U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump have been marked by a tone of aggressive intolerance and authoritarianism.

20 Strategies to Transform a "Mindless" Organization

When this mindless behavior is translated into the workplace, the organization is characterized by a reliance on often outdated routines and both a dysfunctional awareness of a cha

Why CEOs Need to Embrace Mindfulness

“It's lonely at the top" appears to be truer than ever, & that has serious implications for the performance & well-being of CEOs. Mindfulness practices can be a powerful strategy.

The Rise of Toxic Leadership and Toxic Workplaces

The truth of the matter is that we are hypocrites, and we are witnessing the rise of toxic leaders and workplaces. We tend to choose or follow a very different kind of leader.

6 Reasons You Probably Won't Achieve Your Resolutions

The start of the New Year is often the perfect time to turn a new page in your life, which is why so many people make New Year's resolutions. But why do so many people fail?

What Will We Do When Robots Take Our Jobs?

We are in the midst of a revolution, occasioned by the disappearance of a massive number of jobs as we know them. We are experiencing the end of work as we know it.

Why Christmas is so Difficult for Many People

For those of us who don't have difficulties at this time of year, it's an opportunity to reach out to those who become blue, depressed or are less fortunate.

Why Financial Incentives Don’t Improve Performance

Performance bonuses for individuals, particularly CEOs, has been the norm across all industries for decades. Yet, increasing evidence indicates this is not a smart practice, that may actually detract from individual and team productivity and motivation.

The Psychology of Terrorism

We need to restrain ourselves from retributive justice and focus on restorative justice, one not fueled by vengeance.

Who are the Real Casualties of War?

Yet, it has been civilians who have suffered most during wars or armed conflicts. There are few memorials or formal observances for their deaths.

How Leaders Can Have Mindful Conversations—10 Tips

Leaders can enhance their effectiveness and develop better relationships with employees by having mindful conversations.

Why It's Time to Humanize Leadership

While the world’s economy continues to expand, mostly driven by technology, trust in our leaders continues to either languish or decline. Part of the reason for this sad state of affairs is both current leaders and leadership development education are predominantly utilitarian and lack a humanistic focus.

How to Bring Mindfulness Into Meetings--10 Tips

Meetings can be far more productive, less stressful and more interesting if they are conducted mindfully.

Your Boss is Watching You: The Employee Monitoring Explosion

We are witnessing an explosion of employee monitoring systems and technological devices to facilitate that monitoring. The culture of surveillance has now invaded the workplace.

Why More and More Companies Are Dropping Performance Reviews

The reality is that the traditional performance appraisal as practiced in the majority of organizations today is fundamentally flawed and incongruent with our values-based, vision-driven and collaborative work environments.

Amazon and Toxic Workplaces

A recent expose of Amazon’s work culture in a New York Times report brings into focus the growing problem of toxic work cultures in North America, one that will take a huge toll on long term productivity and employee well being.

Why Income Inequality Threatens Democracy

Rising economic inequality is threatening not only economic progress but also the democratic political system in the U.S.

Donald Trump and Our Obsession With Narcissistic Leaders

Americans are obsessed with narcissistic leaders, or at least they have an ambivalence between the ones they like and the ones they promote.

Millennials: How Gen Y Will Lead Us Into the Future

The next generation of leaders, Gen Y or Millennials, have vastly different expectations for leaders and how they want to be trained as future leaders.

Why Some People Would Prefer a Robot to a Human Boss

What if your boss was a robot? One with advanced artificial intelligence and human-like physical features, capable of assessing your emotions? And would more robots mean removing the need for human managers? Another science fiction fantasy? Not so, claim some scientists. And what about the moral and ethical questions raised by the use of robots?