Look at how much you’ve grown!

All my thoughts happen yesterday. Just like growing up. Somewhere in time gone by, we lose infinite versions of ourselves to memories we can barely recall. Recently, I had a sudden recollection, a flashback of my past life from about five years ago. I thought. Wow. “Look at how much I’ve grown.” You know, like…

Little by little: Accomplishing the impossible

As a child, my parents taught me a song: Little by little Inch by Inch By the yard, it’s hard By the inch, what a cinch Never stare up the stairs Just step up the steps Little by little Inch, by inch. By: Ron Hamilton (Patch the Pirate) It’s such a simple concept.  To tackle…

Texting while driving and sex out of wedlock.

Death. Disease. Unwanted pregnancies. The truth is, shame campaigns won’t work.  Purity-pledges, promise rings and pictures of mangled bodies, victim to texting while driving – will not un-addict us from handling our phones. We’ve a love affair with instant gratification. We’re also physiologically incapable of saying no to dopamine.  I’m not a scientist but I…

Transforming your corporate culture: From checklist to flow.

During a leadership development class while studying for my MBA at Queens University of Charlotte, I was introduced to the idea of “flow.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian-American psychologist, developed the concept of “flow,” which is essentially a highly focused mental state. Having recently moved to an open floor space at work, I’m re-wiring my brain…