written by Mick Ukleja

SELF-CONTROL

Why Is It So Difficult and What Does It Have To Do With Resilience? Let’s start with a self-assessment.  This week did you… *procrastinate more than you wish you did? *exercise less than you wish you did? *eat more than you wish you did? *think more negatively than you wish you did? *react more unkindly […]

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10.02.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

OVERLOADED, OVERWHELMED, AND UNDERPERFORMING

Do you remember what you did the first hour of every school day?  You went to your Homeroom.  In doing so you would enter your day slowly.  You would catch up with friends and get a couple of things done so you could focus on the day before you. Those days are long gone.  Most […]

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09.20.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

AN “INSIDE” LOOK AT THE WIZARD OF OZ

Does The Persona Reflect The Person? When Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion finally met up with the mighty Wizard, they were intimidated by his presence.  He was big and powerful and confident and wise.  But then they discovered something that surprised them.  Inside the mighty Wizard of Oz was a little man pulling a […]

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09.10.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

LIFE: NO BRAKES, NO REVERSE GEARS, NO WARRANTIES

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Albert Einstein We manage time, waste time, spend time, save time.  We wish the time would come.  We wish the time would pass.  We see time fly.  We feel time drag.  We watch clocks and carry calendars, creating the illusion that we […]

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08.29.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

LOOK FOR THE LOOSE BRICKS

The Key To Strengthening Your Network The Berlin Wall was built with a purpose in mind. The high wall, the barbwire at the top, and the “Keep Out” signs plastered everywhere removed all doubt of its intent.  DO NOT ENTER! Humans are great at building walls, especially the emotional kind that keep people out. It […]

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08.14.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

Got The Blues? Do The Opposite of What You Feel.

The study of happiness goes back thousands of years.  So much of it deals with the human brain.  The experts—neurologists–remind us that the brain is still a mystery.  Yet it is helpful at a layman’s level to understand some basic things about the way our brains function in relationship to happiness. For the past few […]

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07.03.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

JUDGING, INJUSTICE COLLECTING, GOSSIP, AND PILING ON

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. – Mother Theresa The fact is, no matter how much we think we ‘shouldn’t’ judge, we are so conditioned to do so that without increasing our self-awareness, we will not only judge one another but we will continually judge ourselves and even our judgments! […]

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Posted In: Personal Values
06.25.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

What We Can Learn From the Euro-Zone Meltdown

The Importance Of Organizational Culture

What is culture?  It has been defined as “what everybody does when the boss isn’t looking.” It is the attitudes and behaviors that will happen by default unless there is an intentional effort to produce the culture you want. It is so powerful that it dictates how your organization will behave.  How powerful is it?  […]

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06.19.2012
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