S:0860 Distinction: Being an Example vs. Trying to Control

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This Distinction shows up most clearly when raising children, but has application in all phases of life. Explaining standards, setting boundaries, and describing goals are all useful and necessary, whether when parenting or leading a work…Continue Reading →

S:0859 Principle: Beyond Adrenaline

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Adrenaline has its benefits. And its costs. Great outcomes have been accomplished using the adrenaline tool. It is one of the most popular drugs-of-choice for driven achievers. A source of ready energy, it provides focus, is cheap to…Continue Reading →

S:0858 Distinction: Leading a Charging Horde vs. Running In Front of an Angry Mob

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Just the image of those two different situations is illuminating! There are people (look to politics for some examples) who practice firing people up over negative issues, getting them angry, then leading (running from?!) the resulting…Continue Reading →

S:0857 Distinction: A Question Won’t Let Go vs. Working On a Question

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When a question arises you have a choice. You can work at coming up with an answer. This is a good choice for most questions. Work at it, answer the question and move on. Or, if…Continue Reading →