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Are You Productive at Lifting Things (labor) or Creating Things (elaborated nature)?

Are You Productive at Lifting Things (labor) or Creating Things (elaborated nature)?

We all want to be productive.  To produce stuff with our creativity.  We vary greatly in what we are creative at producing.  That leads to 2 questions.  First, are you being productive?  Second, are you productive at lifting or moving things (labor) or at creating things (elaborated nature)?  How do you know? As a human […]

Inviting a High-vibrancy Data Artist–Communicating a Unifying Framework for the SDGs

Inviting a High-vibrancy Data Artist–Communicating a Unifying Framework for the SDGs

Making It Obvious. How do you tell the story of the great challenges facing humanity? In a very simple and clear way that both shows the challenges and what you can do about it? As an individual, a small group, a large group, a nation, all of humanity? OUR INVITATION. We would love to work […]

Lopsided Value Generation: Who Is Better Off?

Lopsided Value Generation: Who Is Better Off?

Look, she’s doing well. She made lots of money. Look, they are doing well. We helped them. Are they better off? How do you know? One way to assess whether someone is better off is to see how much is flowing into their lives. These are inflows. Another way is by looking at what they […]

Flourishing from Work: Good or Bad for Business? For You?: Recommended Readings

Flourishing from Work: Good or Bad for Business?  For You?: Recommended Readings

Clifton, J. and J. Harter (2021). Wellbeing at Work: How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams. New York, Gallup Press. Dig in a little deeper here. Pirson, M. (2017). Humanistic Management : Protecting Dignity and Promoting Well-being. New York, Cambridge University Press. Pope Francis (2015). Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of The Holy Father Francis on […]

Leadership for Flourishing

Leadership for Flourishing

Reimagine leadership as empowering human flourishing. A group of us have come together, from across the globe, to work on this. Human flourishing, leadership, character, and actual impact. How do these elements fit together? Do people who figure this out and practice this every day do better? These are the questions we are asking. Find […]

Guest Post — The Science Behind Our Yes!

Guest Post — The Science Behind Our Yes!

What is the science behind your Yes!?   For those of you who prefer audio or video, Maureen and I explore this in a radio interview.  If you prefer text, Lou and I explore this in a blogpost. audio  Maureen Metcalf and I explore this in a 54-minute interview on September 28, 2021 on VoiceAmerica Radio […]

The NocHoIce Placebo — You Might Have Just Been Given One, and How to Counteract It

The NocHoIce Placebo — You Might Have Just Been Given One, and How to Counteract It

You know about medical placebos. That is when they give you a sugar pill instead of the real thing. Medical research uses the placebo to see if the real thing actually has the intended effect, or it was something else that did it. They do this by giving you something that has no medicinal value, […]

Measuring Success 2.0: Recommended Readings

Measuring Success 2.0: Recommended Readings

Keller, S. and B. Schaninger (2019). Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley. Phelps, E. (2013). Mass Flourishing: How Grass Roots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press. Stiglitz, J. E., et al. (2019). Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-being. New York, The […]

Your Grit (perseverance and passion): 4 Levels

Your Grit (perseverance and passion): 4 Levels

In this podcast, Freakonomics UChicago economist Steven Levitt explores “grit” with Grit UPenn psychologist Angela Duckworth. Characterizing grit as perseverance and passion, they explore different ways people think of their own grit. Listening to this podcast, having reading Duckworth’s book, I realized that you could think of grit from an ecosynomic perspective from four different […]

What Should I Measure? What Am I Measuring? Inputs, Outputs, Outcomes, Impacts?

What Should I Measure? What Am I Measuring?  Inputs, Outputs, Outcomes, Impacts?

You are NOT measuring what you want. You want your efforts to do something, to mean something. You give your will towards a future you love. When you don’t consciously choose how you engage your will, your creativity, your efforts, your attention, you feel disengaged, like most of the people seem to feel most of […]

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