Perfectionism: the Sneaky Saboteur of Authenticity

As a reformed perfectionist, I could argue that there is a lot of good that it can deliver.  It drives a desire for excellence.  It goes hand in hand with conscientiousness, a known attribute for career and life success.  It can fuel a learner’s mindset. Our response to perfectionism is personal.  Some display perfectionism like Read more about Perfectionism: the Sneaky Saboteur of Authenticity[…]

Wisdoming In Place

While attempting to creatively cut my own hair today (miss you, Chrys!), I had the book, Margin, pop to mind.  Author Dr. Richard Swenson, defines margin as: “The amount available beyond what’s needed.  It is something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations. It is the leeway between ourselves and our limits.” We need Read more about Wisdoming In Place[…]

Calling Your Brain Back From Tilt

Times like these make me grateful for the years I’ve spent understanding the basic operating systems of the brain and what they mean for us behaviorally, emotionally and experientially.   While it doesn’t give me any more certainty or stability than anyone else, it does offer a lens through which to watch my own reactions to Read more about Calling Your Brain Back From Tilt[…]

Design Principles: Your Brain

I was recently put on the spot and asked to “bottom line this neuroscience thing”.   “In fact, give it to me in guiding design principles I can use at work”, they continued.    It was a dare that I just couldn’t resist. It’s tricky (and unwise) to bottom line the dynamic and rapidly changing field of Read more about Design Principles: Your Brain[…]