The Simple Way to Be Productive

The easy way to become productive is to answer two questions: Who am I? What can I do? Once you answer, Who am I? Then what you can do,...

13 Ways To Be a Better Leader

In 2014 I was the keynote speaker for the California Association of College Book Sellers conference. College bookstores were starting to...

What Is The Benefit of a Healthy Community?

We love the idea of diversity, but we lean towards uniformity. In dress. In beliefs. In thought. In demeanor. Just take a look at your...

The One Important Principle Dealing With People

What's the difference between an old, damaged $50 bill and a brand new $50 bill? Nothing. A $50 bill is a $50 bill no matter how old or...

Why Is The Soil More Important Than The Seeds?

Dr. Berg-Martinez is a family therapist. She can make great money in private practice, but has chosen to work in the under served...

3 Steps To Assume The Best of Others*

Assuming the best of others means calling out and bringing out the best that is in others. It means caring enough to really see what is...

How Can You Have Fun While at Work?

The following is an excerpt from HABITS: Six Steps to the Art of Influence “Can I speak to you for a minute? In the conference room.” Bob...

How Do You Want To Die?

My friend [name withheld] passed away several years ago. He was in his thirties. But he was lucky. He wasn’t suppose to live this long as...