In a recent article on Post-Traumatic Growth I discussed the affect of trauma on personal growth. Outcomes of trauma include such things as deeper relationships, spiritual development, more personal strength, new opportunities, and a greater appreciation for life in general. So how does that happen? Stages of Post-Traumatic Growth Part 1: “Shattered” When tragedy […]
This summer the movie “Moneyball” drew crowds of baseball fans and swooning Brad Pitt-ites alike, with impressive reviews and box-office success. Moneyball is a change story with that irresistible theme of “one man against the system”. In this movie Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) risks everything he has on a controversial approach to picking a baseball […]
- Decision Making and Bias: The George Washington Story Part 2
- The Courage to Risk Making a Bad Decision: The George Washington Story Part 1
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There’s ten things that I’ve learned from the holidays this year: Valentines Day – Put the one you love on your mind’s main stage and think about what would make them happy. Labor Day – Teamwork gets things done. Memorial Day – Remember that other people have made sacrifices for you – parents, friends, teachers, […]
Have you ever been excited about a clever new diet, only to have it fail? Have you seen someone promise, through tears, that they would never drink again? Or perhaps you’ve had a female friend that swears to you that she will never go back to that man that is hurting her? It’s perplexing when […]
What do you do when there’s only two choices and neither one is safe? Or more bluntly, do I have the courage to make a bad decision? Indecisive could describe George Washington’s early military career. By all accounts he wasn’t sure he wanted the job in the first place. Leading a largely untrained and undisciplined […]