How to Fix Donald Trump’s Schedule

According to recent media stories, President Donald J. Trump’s days are a bit… unorthodox. He works for 14 hours, sleeps five to six hours per night, and drinks 10-12 Diet Cokes each day. And that’s just the beginning. As a Canadian, I have no official say in American...

What Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Can Teach You About Building Positive Company Culture

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Michael Gervais, co-creator of the popular Compete to Create training program with Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll. He was reminiscing about the weeks the two of them shared leading up to football's...

12 Things Every CEO (and Employee) Needs to Know About Compensation and Benefits

In a competitive talent landscape, employers should be mindful of their total compensation and benefits programs and packages to attract the high-level, skilled talent they seek. Understanding what employees expect and what your organization can deliver, and then...

Planning and Goal-Setting So You Can Work Less and Make More

When you’re busy taking care of business, it can easily take you for a ride. You know you’re on this ride when you become very reactive—constantly putting out fires and responding to whichever customer or product is screaming loudest for your attention. This is how...
Letters to Loved Ones

Letters to Loved Ones

Letter-writing provides dimension to our thoughts and feelings. And even if you don’t send them, they are a powerful tool for reflection. Here’s why.

What Really Matters

What Really Matters

Why do some folks look back on their lives and say they wouldn't change much? Or anything? Is there a formula? Some mix of love, work, habits, or attitudes that offers the best chance of a well-lived life? Researchers at Harvard have been examining this question for...

Relationship Salve: The Practice of Intentional Dialogues

Relationship Salve: The Practice of Intentional Dialogues

A couple months ago, I started a daily practice with my wife, Eva, called the Intentional Dialogue process, aimed at helping us become better at talking about difficult issues. Now, Eva and I have a great marriage, and we love each other deeply. But like any couple,...

3 Secrets to Happiness

3 Secrets to Happiness

One morning, a friend called me in distress about her relationship with her boyfriend. There was one misunderstanding after another, and now they weren’t talking. After 20 minutes we worked out a plan and I'll share it below. But it got me thinking about how easy it...

Relationship Goals: 5 Tips for High-Achieving Couples

Relationship Goals: 5 Tips for High-Achieving Couples

We were both nearly in tears. What has happened to our relationship? How did we go from being in euphoria just a couple months ago to now questioning our love for each other? Where did things go wrong? We can’t go to a marriage counselor this early in our...

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