Monthly Archives: February 2012

Self-Deception and Reality Distortion

I just finished the Steve Jobs book, and in it they talk about Steve’s “Reality Distortion Field“. It was what allowed him to have stunning breakthroughs in product development, but at the end, may have caused his cancer to spread more rapidly. It was his way of making the unreal real. Was it self deception, […]
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Boomers and the New Youth Movement: Get Ready

There are many shifting societal changes happening right now, and I believe we are in the midst of a cultural transition including from one generation to another. It isn’t as obvious as a comet and you can’t stop it by shooting at it. It will happen whether anyone likes it or not. There is another youth […]
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On Self Deception, Congruence and Integrity

We are all masters in the art of self-deception. Congruence is something I seek in the people I meet and work with, and when it’s lacking, it disturbs me. I’ve been having discussions about this with colleagues over on LinkedIn, and want to share some valuable insights with you. For example, I have a colleague […]
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Congruence: How Is It Important in Life and Business?

How would you define congruence? How is it important in life and in business? A mouse click over to Wikipedia tells us this about congruency: In Carl Rogers personality theory, the compliance between ideal self and actual self. See Incongruence. In psychology and NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming), congruence could be defined as rapport within oneself, or […]
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On Courage, Honesty and Integrity

In the recent discussions about honesty vs. integrity, some of my LinkedIn colleagues brought up “courage,” “congruency,” and “justice” and “fairness.” How do these qualities fit in? Here’s what some professionals had to say: Less we forget Courage. These are behaviors I associate with the three: Integrity is what “we” do when no one is […]
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Honesty vs. Integrity: What’s the Difference?

I think honesty is being true in what you say, while integrity is being true in what you do. Honesty is giving your word, integrity is keeping it.  Leadership communications are important only so far as they match up with actions. I asked members of my groups over on LinkedIn this question about the differences […]
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Purpose: What Really Matters to You?

Here’s the question:  “What advice would you give a young worker in order to have a truly meaningful career?” This is interesting: I asked this over on LinkedIn and tallied up the responses into an informal poll. The top advice was tied at 45% between these two answers: Find your true purpose, do what you […]
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Leading Gen Y and Beyond: Live with Integrity

I asked the question over on LinkedIn, “What advice would you give a young worker in order to have a truly meaningful career?” I got an avalanche of responses which I’ll summarize in a later post. (Photostock Image) This question stimulated a lot of people to think and share their opinions. Here’s an interesting conversation […]
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