Our model of thinking in the Western world is based on linear logic – which is entirely derived from the left side of the brain.
Now don’t get me wrong. Linear thinkers are important — they keep us on track in a methodical, sequential and focused way, which is great for lots of problem solving situations.
Linear thinkers tend to see the world as black and white and are comfortable with a singular answer to a problem.
Lateral thinkers, on the…Continue
Have you ever been around someone who creates conflict even over the smallest events or problems? It’s as if this person might be hunting for conflict or complaint and seizes on every opportunity to “have it out.”
Even though that’s the extreme, it IS hard to know when lodging a complaint might be worth the conflict that ensues. And, knowing when conflict is appropriate is even harder for those who feel they didn’t have a “voice” growing up (now that I’m a grown-up, I get to…Continue
Leadership is hard and lonely.
Creating a vision and direction can impact many – like shaking up the status quo. So, as you forge a new leadership role or build on an existing one … would you feel better if you are liked or respected?
That’s a tricky question — because most of us would answer that we want both.
However, if we worry too much about being liked, it will start to cloud our ability to lead.
The fact is that your decisions…Continue
When it comes to long-distance relationships, the generally-accepted philosophy is that they’re not a good idea and often lead to conflict and break-ups. But, is that really the case?
The latest studies actually show the opposite. The authors of one study written about in Psychology Today surveyed married couples who were living partly or entirely apart and found some pretty surprising results: Not only were they as satisfied with their marriages, they actually reported LESS…Continue