Do you prefer to text, rather than call? It seems that most of our daily communication today comes in written form. Why do we prefer to text and email people, instead of calling them? Well, does it really matter in the end? After all, if the dry cleaning, groceries or children need to be picked … Continue reading Building Intimacy in a Digital World
Countless iconic leaders have boasted to the world how they've clawed their way to the top by setting goals, writing them down and tackling them one by one. Come on, let’s be realistic! Nobody, no matter how talented, can just predict and script their future. Failure is a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success! … Continue reading What is the One Word Needed for Happy Relationships?
The pen was once mightier than the sword. Today, there is something even more dangerous – the send button. I am not afraid of the words I write, for they are easy to edit, undo and delete. The part that scares me is that little send button. It represents a tiny, but dangerous window between … Continue reading Here’s a Quick Way to Stop Those Embarrassing Texts
Years ago, an older man visited our synagogue once each month to make a modest donation. Although I thanked him each time, he always gave the same reply, “rabbi, please don’t thank me, I do it because I am selfish. I just enjoy the way I feel when I give charity”. Whether helping individuals or organizations, … Continue reading How to Have a Business You Can be Proud of: Why Venture-Philanthropy is a Game-Changer
Treadmill + Shower + Coffee + Newspaper = Happiness? Who doesn’t love their morning routine? We all love habits, as they make life comfortable and cozy. Instead of having to confront the dreadful anxiety induced by facing the unknown, we can simply find a soothing rhythm and live within the confines of that comfort zone. … Continue reading The Secret to Finding Meaning in Life
How Humor Can Help or Hurt Relationships Although every leader has their own style, some are genuine and others are manufactured. Steve Jobs was terrific at inspiring his employees with the innovative vision that Apple so desperately needed. Yet, he also managed to instill terror in the hearts and minds of his employees. Regardless of … Continue reading When a Leader is So Funny, it Hurts
One of the biggest faux pas I have seen in efforts toward organizational development is when the burden of improvement is placed solely upon the organization itself. While spreadsheets and charts are the output of the agency, at the end of the day, their success has little to do with the company, customers or trends … Continue reading Dealing with Difficult People & Egos