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Are You Living A Linear Life In An Exponentially Changing World?
Are You Living A Linear Life In An Exponentially Changing World?

Could it be that the reason why we are collectively burning out is not the result of physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion, but the result of us living a linear life in an exponentially changing world? What if our disengagement at work is not a byproduct of overwork, but a symptom of the tug of war between our fear of missing out and our ingrained need...

Expression – The Key To Mental Wellbeing
Expression – The Key To Mental Wellbeing

Bite too much, or too little = Fixation. Digest it and spit it out as art= Sublimation. It takes COURAGE to express yourself. Even creating these videos and putting them out there takes courage - I'll admit. But what if our psyche requires this COMMITMENT from us to support our healing and growth? If we can't even harness the courage to express, if we can’t even...

Success Is What You Attract By The Person You Become
Success Is What You Attract By The Person You Become

Changing our behaviour is a challenge with few equals. 80% of all New Year's resolutions fail by February. Only 2 out of 10 change initiatives succeed. Long-term, sustained change (not short-run bursts that sputter out before real shift happens) is one of the hardest things any of us will ever try to accomplish. Whether the change involves diet, exercise, habits, personal development or anything else, changing behaviour...

Burnout to Breakthrough: Reflections on a Milestone
Burnout to Breakthrough: Reflections on a Milestone

Writing a book is a daunting task, but increasingly more accessible in this day and age. The act of getting published, however, seems to be getting only more difficult. Some estimate it to be only a .2% chance. I feel overjoyed, therefore, to share this exciting news: I signed up with a NY publisher to publish my latest business book with the (working) title: Burnout to Breakthrough....

Why I’m No Longer A ‘Change Agent’ – And Why You Shouldn’t Be…
Why I’m No Longer A ‘Change Agent’ – And Why You Shouldn’t Be…

I used to be a change agent. CEO’s and VP’s hired me to be the hand that rocked their cradle, when they needed to turn the dial up on profits, get salespeople enthusiastic about selling, or turn their brilliant, albeit uber-nerdish employees into emotionally intelligent humans. I came in when things that used to work, no longer worked and intervention was needed. I was the interface...

The future of work?
The future of work?

History as a predictor of future outcomes? Cliodynamics may be a new discipline, but drawing on data that describes what happened in the past to anticipate what will happen next is not exactly novel. From risk management, to medical sciences the past often serves as a reliable predictor of future. Five years ago I started applying this transdisciplinary approach to an area to which we dedicate about a...

Interview: The Bitterness of Doing Nothing
Interview: The Bitterness of Doing Nothing

If there is one advice on productivity and motivation that I would offer anyone, embracing leisure and filling it intelligently would be it. What makes the one who writes this an authority on the subject of indolence you might ask? And, you’d be right to question. I learned that opinions born from a place other than personal experience, are but mere speculations. I am an expert...

The Art and Science of Doing Nothing
The Art and Science of Doing Nothing

I had the privilege to be a guest speaker at Rotary International in the South of Holland recently. With an audience made up of big names with impressive, diverse careers - ranging from the modern day Einstein to the modern day Freud, the speech felt more like a presentation to a scientific peer-review panel than a lecture. Speaking on the topic "Recreation and Why it Matters,”...

When employees have an opinion, fire them
When employees have an opinion, fire them

Just as Google engineer James Damore was getting sacked this month for a controversial memo he wrote 3 1/2 years ago, I was finalizing a controversial book I started writing at approximately the same time. Damore’s memo expressed critical views of the company's diversity efforts. In response to social media’s uprising about freedom of speech, echoed by a handful of female engineers, Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO,...