Category Archives: Perception

Love, Cholera, Bitter Almonds, Unrequited Love, and You

on April 7, 2018 in Art, Audio, Awareness, Perception, Podcast

“It was inevitable. The scent of bitter almonds always reminded Dr. Juvenal Urbino of the fate of unrequited love.” Have you paid attention to the opening lines of Love in the Time of Cholera, the novel by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez? I hadn’t for decades and missed richness, complexity, and depth, paralleling a richness, complexity, and depth I missed in nature, my relationships with others, and my relationship with[…] Keep reading →

Lies We Tell Ourselves When We Pollute (Inc.)

on December 22, 2017 in Awareness, Inc.com, Models, Nature, Perception, Podcast

Lies We Tell Ourselves When We Pollute We all want clean air, water, and land, yet pollute more than necessary. Leaders act with responsibility, accountability, and self-awareness. Our leadership vacuum on the environment I hook my audiences easily in my workshops on my podcast, Leadership and the Environment, by saying, Raise your hand if you like pollution, rising sea levels, and more plastic in the ocean than fish. No hands ever go up. I continue, Now raise your[…] Keep reading →

Immature, spoiled eating habits and the Yummy Phase

on November 24, 2017 in Audio, Humor, Perception

The more I cook for myself, the more I appreciate nuance, subtlety, complexity, variety, and so forth in food, as well as the expression of the person who prepared the food. Also, the more I see others as stuck in the yummy phase, which describes the United States population increasingly in number and increasingly in areas beyond food. What’s the yummy phase? The urban dictionary defines it effectively: The period[…] Keep reading →

It takes effort to learn to eat more vegetables and legumes

on November 15, 2017 in Nature, Perception

I grew up learning to avoid eating as much as I could or wanted. That is, I learned to try to stop eating before I was full. Eating became an exercise in self-restraint. It was hard. I don’t think I picked up this practice from my parents. I think it came from society. I think I learned to view food as unhealthy, all the more so the better it tasted.[…] Keep reading →

I’m switching to eating the whole apple

on October 27, 2017 in Fitness, Nature, Perception

As much as I learned at West Point, the food wasn’t great. I don’t like food that doesn’t taste good, especially when it costs a lot, like at a hotel, so I don’t. The hotel happened to have a big bowl of apples in the lobby, so I ended up eating a couple in the morning for breakfast, then a couple more throughout the day to make up for avoiding[…] Keep reading →

Women, men, and Harvey Weinstein

on October 17, 2017 in Nature, Perception

Why, when talking about education and promotions, the mainstream media voice is that gender differences are minimal: American Psychological Association: Men and Women: No Big Difference: Studies show that one’s sex has little or no bearing on personality, cognition and leadership. The Telegraph: Men and women do not have different brains, claims neuroscientist Euroscientist: Two myths shattered: the gender differences in leadership and the glass ceiling for women American Psychological[…] Keep reading →

Your Employees Are Telling You How to Lead Them. Here’s How to Listen.

on September 2, 2017 in Inc.com, Leadership, Perception

My post on Inc. Thursday “Your Employees Are Telling You How to Lead Them. Here’s How to Listen.,” began Your Employees Are Telling You How to Lead Them. Here’s How to Listen. People want you to lead them effectively. Here’s how to practice listening. Would you like your teammates and employees to tell you how to lead them? They’re already doing it. You were probably too busy focusing on yourself, believing leadership was about[…] Keep reading →

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