Monthly Archives: February 2012

Movie Review–The Way

I try to keep my blogs focused on professional development using mostly peer-reviewed or evidence-based research. I have found that this approach takes subjectivity out, minimizing opinionating, and makes it a lot easier to talk about the very things we have been talking about for decades. I’ll deviate from this approach this week. Out last week on DVD at your local movie rental place is the movie “The Way” starring Martin Sheen. My good friend Tom had recommended it to me last year and after I saw it, I was moved in a way that only a great story can move me. There was a full range of emotional experience manifested in the 90 or so minutes of the movie. The parallels between the movie and so many dimension of human life cut across culture, religion, geography, and professional vocation. If you get the chance, go rent it this week. Enjoy a good story and the priceless lessons in it.

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Happiness: Best Defense

The past few weeks I’ve been discussing how impactful past negative experiences are to present-day life and interactions. New pathways set as a result of emotional trauma change the way that our brain processes future experiences, thus setting the appropriate context for the “get up when you get down” mantra–so logical and popular but so hard to do. Continue reading

Get Up

We’ve all heard the adage “it’s not how far you fall but how quickly you get up” – this short video brings to life this timeless lesson. 

What happened last week, last month, last year – that you are still not up from? This week, get up.

Innovation & Fear

I have talked to several organizations lately who have made innovation a top priority. I don’t have any formal statistics on this, but anecdotal evidence is suggesting that a very large number of companies are trying very hard to make innovation not just a part of their business models, but an inherent part of their culture. Continue reading