United Nations Unlocked

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Defusing Religious Extremism

On Tuesday 24th May, a side event for the 2016 Crime Commission will look at the building the capacity of conservative religious communities as key partners in countering terrorism.

Creating Space for Good Ideas

This short video goes a long way to a better understanding of how good ideas come about. We like to think that great ideas gel in an instant, but just like Newton's apple that is said to have helped Newton formulate his theory of gravity, it was most...

Turn Your Biggest Challenges Into Extraordinary Outcomes

Haven't you ever found it really strange that as much as we don't like some of our biggest problems, we can't seem to stop thinking about them? Re-living them? Talking about them incessantly? We do have a strange love affair with our...

5 Ways to Kill Your Dreams

One or two of these may surprise you. The others may be ones you know about but effectively ignore in your daily life. Either way, it's good to be reminded of these 5 decisions we make and make them anew.

Why Do Ambitious Women Have Flat Heads?

Are you a women with an interest in technology, perhaps even been at it for quite a while? You will nod and laugh quietly until you get to the occasional really enjoyable gaffaws you won't be able to muffle. And you too will remember why you have a flat...

What ONE thing do you long to have more of in your life, in ONE word?

About 9 months ago, a post showed up in LinkedIn asking this question. I only now just found it but my immediate response was to "add it all up." There were more responses than I input, but I did process 533 responses to see what pattern would emerge. So for those of...

Active Listening

Active Listening: Establishing trust and clarity as the basis for honest communication It is not a simple skill, but it is one that can be learned and mastered. Active listening requires you to pay keen attention to what the other is really saying and meaning, and...

What Do These Demographics Say To You?

Check out the PEW Research Center's graph below. Click on the "US" and "Percent" to see what the population will look like in the US in the next 20 years or so... In the next 15 years, the over 65's will grow from 14% to nearly 20% of the US population. How is that...

Complaint in the Office

THERE is the ideal life, and then there is life as it really exists. We have various ways of expressing discontent over this inevitable gap, and one of the most common is complaining. Courtney Wirth   The workplace is no exception. "The office is too hot or too...

ROI from Professional Coaching

According to a Manchester Consulting Group study of Fortune 100 executives, the Economic Times reports that coaching resulted in: an ROI of almost six times the program cost 77% improvement in relationships 67% improvement in teamwork 61% improvement in job...

Leadership Organizations

Ever since I taught navigation, seamanship and leadership skills to the hundreds of international young adults participating in the "Ocean Challenge" summer youth leadership program in Massachusetts in the '80's I've always felt a disconnect when people refer to the...

Secular Spirituality Increasingly Important

The June 14th Examiner article, "Corporate and personal chaplains – their time has come" corroborates the premise here. As several experts have noted, faith is in transition. It is not, however, dying no matter how many physical places of worship are closed. Enter the...

Workplace Spirituality and Dimensions of Experience

If we are to search for a precipitating event for more overt discussions of ethics and spirituality in the workplace, Enron and Sarbanes-Oxley certainly is a contender. It boosted the ethics in business consulting industry and the discussion of spirituality in the...

Smart, Talented, Successful & Unhappy

Jay Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald's legendary protagonist, is standing at his favorite bar when the bartender says, "I hear you lost all your money in the stock market crash." "Yeah," Gatsby replies "lost every last penny in the crash... but I lost all that was important...

Why A Transition Specialist?

Life rarely slips quietly into simple boxes. More often we wrestle mightily with our conceptions of reality, hoping to quickly get a handle on them and nail them down... so we can get on with real living. At least that's what happens when crisis hits or we weary from...

Spirituality in the Workplace: An innovative step… why?

Religion remains important in America. Just take a look at the 2012  Pew survey, where 58% said that religion was very important and another 22% saw religion as moderately important leaving only 18% considering it "not too / not at all" important. That meshes with the...

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