Learn to ask questions

“There is nothing so powerful as a well-phrased question.” – Henry Murray, the great 20th-century physician. Learn to ask questions. The quality of the answers you will get in life will depend on the quality of your questions. A skillfully asked...

Teaching the law comes before grace

When relationships are concerned, there are some people who feel that humans should operate without any rules, merely focused on being sensitive to the other person’s feelings and doing what is good for them. Just being gracious to each other. In a perfect...

The difference between Governing and Leading

Understanding the difference between governing and leading and knowing which of the two to emphasize and when will make you an effective team member. Organizations that understand this difference and use it appropriately excel. So what’s the difference between...

S.M.A.R.T Feedback

Have you ever been given negative feedback that after everything was done, you didn’t know exactly what actions you did were wrong or perceived as wrong and as a result didn’t know how to go about correcting the mistake that you apparently made even though...

Momentum = Mass x Velocity

Recently, I was giving a sex education talk to a group high school students in our community. The entire three hours that I spent there giving my lecture to three different groups of students, I heard the science teacher remind the students of a formula he had taught...

The Magical Number Seven, plus or minus two

George Miller wrote a classic paper in 1956 titled, “The magical number seven, plus or minus two: some limits on our capacity for processing information.” In it, he argued that there was a limit to what our short-term memory could hold and that limit, for most people,...

Praise: The Catalyst of Great Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a beautiful thing. It’s good for the body, heart, mind, and soul. It’s beneficial to the person who is grateful and to the one who is appreciated. We know that in recent years scientific research has shown the benefits of thanksgiving. For...

The Three Truths

We see in part, know in part, and speak partial truths.  Every time two people or groups are engaged in communication, there are always three versions of truth. Absolute truth – reality as it truly is. My truth – my perception of absolute truth, which can,...

Don’t kid with your demons!

Here is a true story. There was a woman who struggled with quitting smoking for a long time. Then she finally made it and quit smoking for a whole year. On the one-year anniversary of her quitting smoking, she decided to smoke just one stick of cigarette to celebrate....

It took my mechanic just one minute!

A few days ago, my old Honda accord gear got stuck in the parking mode. When I started the car, it wouldn’t move from park to drive. After some frustration, I watched a YouTube video that taught me that the brake light switch was broken. It showed me a makeshift...

One Way You Can Change People’s Behavior

In general, changing another person’s behavior is something that we cannot control. Only they can choose to change their behavior. In fact, many times, people who are exhibiting a negative behavior might feel helpless. If you were to ask them, they don’t...
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