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When this mindless behavior is translated into the workplace, the organization is characterized by a reliance on often outdated routines and both a dysfunctional awareness of a cha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

How to Fix the Decline of Personal Productivity, Part 2

Part 2 of this article provides a number of practical suggestions on how you can deal with the problem and change your habits.

The Decline of Personal Productivity and How to Fix It

Productivity or the lack of it seems to be a widespread personal and organizational problem.

The Crisis of Fatherhood

Some would argue that America is rapidly becoming a fatherless society, or perhaps more accurately, an absentee father society.

Why the Business World Needs Liberal Arts Graduates

Liberal arts education is in a life-and-death struggle amidst pressure by politicians, business leaders and educational administrators to diminish or eliminate their presence in our post-secondary institutions and replace them with a job targetted educational system emphasizing technological and practical skills.

The Body Image and Eating Disorder Tsunami

Negative body image and eating disorders constitute a not-so-silent Tsunami that are wreaking havoc in the lives of women and men today.

When a Peacekeeper Becomes a War Fighter

What happens to a country’s image abroad and the self-image of the people within it, when it changes from peaceful well being to aggressive actions against the environment and other countries?