Category Archives: Mindfullness

Change and the organizational subconscious!

It’s universally accepted that most of our lives are run by the subconscious mind, in other words we typically react to the stimuli around us without thinking. I hope this isn’t a surprise. If the conscious mind is not focused on a particular activity it is being run by the subconscious, old patterns that just run…run your life, run the organization. Despite our desire to change, the subconscious mind is constantly sabotaging us without us knowing, because the subconscious is in charge. When I think of the power of the subconscious, I’m amazed that we are able to change at all. Continue reading

Tempted by the nymph

The allurement of that shiny new possibility can be the undoing of the entrepreneur and lessen the man that could have been. There is an expression that I believe is more relevant today than it has been in the past and that’s the cliché, ‘spread too thin.’ With the flattening of the world, collaborative ideation, interconnectivity and seeds of new opportunities sprouting everywhere our ability to focus has been challenged.   How does one overcome the temptation of distraction?

There is a parable from Greek mythology, ‘Odysseus and the Seirenes’ and this wonderful story highlights the challenge of temptation and the need to focus on the task at hand for survival.   Continue reading