About “instead of” and the power of choice

. “There are so many options to choose from. I don’t know what decision to make”. Using “instead of” between two options is one way to solve a decision-making dilemma. Here’s why. It is said that, on average, an adult makes thousands of decisions per day. Let them be about the food you eat, the…

The gap that prevents you from reaching a goal

. What makes the difference between “I won’t be able to make it” and “I might have a chance at it”? A gap you can close once made aware it exists. Stories about not pursued goals or dreams might be different but they all have these elements in common: You come across a piece in…

When you can avoid being caught by inertia

. Constant change makes some people and companies stop growing and become risk-averse. Here’s how you can keep thriving on your hunger for success instead. THE STORY ARK OF AN IDEA… Guy and Carl were both in college. Wondering what they would do for their Marketing class’ semester assignment. During one of their brainstorms, the…

How to defuse a blame game

The fear of failure is very powerful. It can stir up blame games, rip teams apart. Yet failure itself can be a great teacher. Here’s how to defuse a blame game based on a fail. Who’s responsible for this? “I didn’t do it. S/he did!” says the boy, pointing at the dog. Unless it’s for…

What fuels the fear of failure

One of the reasons many people are afraid of failure at work is in part due to how we learn to succeed at school. Here’s why. These days, most educational programs in schools work in a bi-mode: you succeed or fail. Whether you’re in 1st grade or completing a PhD, that’s what learning and doing…