The Body of Communication

The Body of Communication

There is still considerable discussion on how we as humans learned to speak.  Introduction to Psychology textbooks outline the various theories about this discussion.  It seems that one of the most popular theory is Noam Chomsky’s[1] (1972) innate Language Acquisition...
A Charming Secret of Productive Teams

A Charming Secret of Productive Teams

Back in the 1980s, an Italian neurophysiologist, Giacomo Rizzolatti with his team at the University of Parma, Italy, was planting electrodes in the prefrontal motor cortex of macaque monkeys to identify which neurons control which hand movements.  As happens in so...
Humility – Essential to Leadership

Humility – Essential to Leadership

“Laozi (Lao Tze), said to have lived in the 4th century BC and purportedly even taught the Buddha in India, advocated humility in leadership and a restrained approach to governance.” (Wikipedia) Humility, then, has qualified leadership for over 2500 years. In the...
How to Be a Mirror with Another Person

How to Be a Mirror with Another Person

In our vastly complicated brain we have all kinds of neurons or brain cells. There are some 86 million such cells. Among them are social cells of different kinds, some of which are tabulated as mirror neurons.  These were discovered by accident about 25 years ago when...
Design Thinking for Today’s Leader

Design Thinking for Today’s Leader

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world leaders are faced with new and complex challenges.  It is no longer easy to predict changes while the needs of our stakeholders continue to change drastically.  Our organizations, which at one time provided great stability...
Trust – The Heart of Leadership

Trust – The Heart of Leadership

Do we need another article on leadership?  There have been so many articles on this topic that it’s easy to find some of the most renowned leaders sharing their insights on the qualities a leader should have.  Peter Drucker, the guru of leadership, Steve Forbes, a...
Too much noise! How to block it out.

Too much noise! How to block it out.

It seems incredible the amount of noise out there on the streets of our cities across the nation! Protests and marches, demonstrations and even riotous behavior, terror on our streets with gang shootings, constant news about international and local tension, and the...