Are you as optimistic as our youth?

In the Telegraph newspaper (5.12.2012 P.14) Neil Keene reported on Mission Australia’s youth survey of more than 15,000 teens that found our teenagers are “overwhelmingly optimistic” about Australia’s future. As a father of two young adult men (currently at nineteen, our youngest leaves the world of ‘teens’ in May next year), this certainly doesn’t come … Read more »

Intentional Resolutions vs New Year Resolutions

As we approach the end of 2012 I’ve been reflecting on my year of continual research into the scientific studies being reported on throughout the world on positive psychology and well-being. One of my concerns about positive psychology and the well-being movement is the potential for people to get the impression that the very idea … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #026 Courtesy

Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. This is keyword #026 – Courtesy Reciprocity in its most simple form suggests what you give … Read more »

Is the ‘Well-Being’ Movement Just A Passing Trend?

Since the 1970’s we’ve seen many theories and strategies to personal growth and people management including Transactional Analysis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Situational Leadership, Time Management, Self-Leadership, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs,  One Minute Managing, and the Who Moved My Cheese movement. Some have lasted the test of time, while others fell away as the ‘next big … Read more »

The discipline of intentional YOU time

Have you ever heard anyone say (or maybe you’ve said it yourself) “There’s just not enough hours in the day”? The reality is the time you have on any given day will be the same, and it’s not a huge revelation that what’s important is how you invest your focus, your attention, and your intentional … Read more »

Book Review – Good To Great by Jim Collins

First published over a decade ago in 2001, in this classic business success book, Jim Collins and his team of researchers studied over 1,400 companies to identify just 11 that fit his criteria of demonstrating moving their companies from a position of ‘good’ to achieving cumulative returns at least 3 times what the general market … Read more »

Will a pay rise increase your happiness?

If you ask most people whether a pay rise would make them more happy, they would I’m sure typically answer in the affirmative… Of course a pay rise would make people more happy – wouldn’t it? Well maybe yes, and maybe no. Think of the last pay rise you received and ask yourself this question … Read more »

Be Open To New Ideas With Intentional Empathy

You know that you’re at the edge of your personal mental paradigm or boundary of belief about any topic when you start to feel a bit uncomfortable, challenged, and ready to react. If someone makes a comment that opposes your personal belief about politics, current affairs, religion, family, sport, work or whatever the topic, it’s … Read more »

Intentionomics and Australian Banks – We Get Your Truth!

This is not a bank bashing article, but a genuine concern for an industry that I think could be potentially at risk in the long term… and my question is, Are major Australian Banks at risk of a serious slip up? The Reserve Bank of Australia yesterday cut the Australian Cash Rate by .25% and … Read more »