The Resilience Advantage: Part 3 – Five Ways To Become Body Wise

Richard shares five tips to develop body wisdom.

The Goldilocks Approach to Decision-Making

I often find my corporate clients struggling with decision making because they get into a kind of black or white thinking They examine an issue and decide that it should either be yes or no, go or no-go or we’ve always done it that way, so let’s try something different this time. This kind of thinking typically happens because we fall back into familiar and comfortable ways of thinking. Even the most mundane kinds of decisions often lead us to this binary way of thinking. Just this morning, my golfing buddy called me to ask what I thought about getting out and playing today. Dreary, cold and wet is the only way to describe today with a late spring snowstorm Read More

The Resilience Advantage: Part 2 – How Smoking Saved A Life (A Body Wisdom Story)

Richard teaches that it is never too late to start making a big difference in your life.

The Resilience Advantage: Part 1 – A Body Holds The Key

Richard shares how to develop body wisdom.

When Resilience Is Not Enough: A Soldiers’ Story

The guy sitting next to me on the plane was sporting an all Ohio State outfit including t-shirt, hat and iphone skin and since I am an OSU grad, we struck up a conversation. Turns out that he is a soldier going back to Afghanistan for another tour of duty. Sent home just a month before and having been told he was done, he received a call just last week ordering him to return for another 3-month tour as an intelligence officer arranging logistics for medi-vacs. Seems that he’s responsible for making sure wounded warriors get to the right hospital base. He’d seen his fill of war after two tours in Iraq and now a tour in Afghanistan and I Read More

Forget About Managing Stress – Try Being Resilient

Another thing to know about the resilience versus the management model as I said is about how you anticipate and prepare for stressful events even this issue of navigation where you find yourself in the heat of a battle. I want to talk about these three mechanisms a little bit more in preparation, hardiness, navigation, and this recovery and bounce back. So these are the three mechanisms and these three mechanisms are really important. The first story I want to share with you is an example of this. So I am going to tell you a little story about Arthur Ashe. Arthur Ashe was the first African-American tennis player to win single tournaments at Wimbelton, the US Open, and the Read More

Shifting From Stress Management To Stress Resilience

Richard discusses shifting from a stress management model for handling pressures to a stress resilience model.

Ten Routines To Improve Management

There are ten more areas that are right for improving your energy and for using rituals and routines to improve your management. Think about what you can do to create more automation in these areas:  Meandering meetings where nothing seems to be getting done. When you don’t say no when others ask you for help. Open door policies that leave you reacting to interruptions. Not delegating effectively. Only dealing with putting out fires in your workplace and not getting into more important strategic planning. Not feeling organized or having too much clutter to find what you need when you need it. Not having enough time to recuperate between meetings or events. Trying to multitask with too many things and not Read More

Three Keys To Being An Optimist – Part 2

Richard explains the importance of how we think about things.

Three Keys To Being An Optimist – Part 1

Richard shares ways to develop skills so that we can develop more optimism in our lives.