Category: General

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Having Some Fear Is Healthy

Having some fear is healthy.  Fear plays an important role in our psyche.  Without the fear flight survival response – the instinctual urge to run in the face of danger – our species would...

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk On Creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the popular 2006 besteller Eat, Love, Pray, speaks about the creative process.  She reflects on the fear of failure after being successful, saying “Is it rational… is it logical… that anybody should...

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10 Traits of Excellent Leaders

What trait do you admire most in a leader and why? If you are a leader or an aspiring leader, this is an important question to answer for yourself.  When you analyze what you...

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O Tannenbaum by the Vince Guaraldi Trio – Merry Christmas!

As far as I’m concerned, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the gang… and here’s the best-ever jazz Christmas song: “O Tannenbaum” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio ___________________________________________________ Angela Loëb...

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Everyone Is Gifted

A wise person once said, “Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package.” Do you know what your gifts are?  It’s a valid question.  There are so many people on the planet...

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The Unconscious Language You Use

The main source of your unconscious language – both spoken and unspoken – which I believe holds the key to career success, job search results, happiness in your home life, quality relationships with friends,...

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The Keys to Managing Conflict

One of the classes I teach on behalf of The Professional Development Center at the University of Texas at Austin is on conflict management. There is an exercise that we do in the class…...