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The Fear Of In-Betweens (And Three Ways To Overcome This Fear)

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Oct 17, 2017

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”   -Soren Kierkegaard
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”   -Lao Tzu

Today’s Wireboard starts with a little physical activity. And given the fact that sitting is the new smoking, we could all use it! It’s easy and there are just three steps. I’ll wait while you do them:

  1. Stand up.
  2. Take the slowest step forward you’ve ever taken.
  3. Take a couple more just as slowly.

What was that like for you? Notice anything? When I did this exercise, I noticed two things: First, when we’re walking, we’re constantly shifting weight between one leg and then the other. Second, there’s a subtle act of balance when we only have one foot on the ground. But we usually don’t notice the shifting or balance because we do it so quickly and we’ve been walking for so many years.

Pink Floyd, Natural Disasters and the Lizard Brain

By Steve Scanlon |   Sep 07, 2017

Unless you have sworn off all news and/or have been traveling to Antarctica over the past two weeks, you have undoubtedly heard of the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas. I’m sure many of you have already donated to an organization that helps the people who have suffered so much loss, but still so many more of us could.

Know Any Cynical People? Here's the Root of Their Cynicism

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Jul 06, 2017

The other day, my daughter showed me a video of a young girl performing a song on America’s Got Talent. For those who’ve never seen the show, the talent judges interview the performers after their performance. Simon Cowell (one of the judges) asked the girl how she had chosen her song and she revealed that her father — who has stage 4 colon cancer — loves to hear her sing this song. After watching the video, I noticed that a number of the comments cynically challenged the veracity of her story claiming that “her tears were fake,” “her parents’ tears were fake,” or that she lied about her hometown life, etc.

Active Listening: The Rare Yet Effective Leadership Superpower

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Nov 16, 2016

(Video) The Paradox of High-Performance Teams: Trust and Vulnerability

By Steve Longan |   May 04, 2016

In this week's Wireboard, I'd like to share deceptively simple video featuring Brené Brown that has profound implications for how we sustainably grow our own work, as well as the work we do with others. First, the video from Inc. Magazine:

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