The perils of being too connected

In this 24/7 switched on world where you can be sucked in by FOMO (fear of missing out) and social networking, you could be doing serious damage to your capacity to succeed in work and in life… the cynics will quickly pick holes in this video, and the socially networked FOMO sufferers will discard it. … Read more »

Does it really matter if you’re an extrovert or introvert?

If you’re an extrovert, the latest research reported in the Journal of Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience suggests your extroversion can take the form of either an assertive ‘go getter’ type or a more affiliative ‘social’ type. I was alerted to this research on a post by one of my favourite psychology bloggers Dr. Jeremy … Read more »

Beware the Nay-Sayers on Happiness

In this post I want to share a concern I have regarding a trend of nay-sayers who would have you believe that taking stock of your truth about your happiness or life satisfaction is potentially bad for you. This view that has gained some momentum is that the pursuit of happiness is flawed, and that … Read more »

Take A Look In The Mirror

Much of the focus on character – whether that’s personal or organisational, is on WHY. The problem is, most of us need to know HOW… not just WHY! In the field of applied positive psychology, my research is around the impact of our intentions on trust, relationships, meaning and success. Not just on WHY trust … Read more »

2015 – A year of boredom?

Alarm goes off. Routine starts. Shower. Dress. Breakfast. Commute. Arrive at work. Coffee. Email. To Do List. Start… This is life in default. And defaulting in life is failing in life. I’ve only just discovered this video from a 2005 college graduation speech (thanks to Angela Lockwood for sharing with me). I trust you enjoy … Read more »

A New Year Intentional Theme

Regardless of what your new year resolutions are (or not), before you get too far into the year, take a moment to either create or reflect on your intention statements for the people you impact through your job role(s). I’m personally taking the advice from my good friend Gihan Perera who suggests rather than thinking … Read more »

Quantifying Intentional Trust

I’ve just finished reading ‘The Trust Edge’ by David Horsager, which squarely puts the position that trust is something that can be and ought to be quantifiable. The reality is, the measurement of trust starts with personal accountability. What we need is to be personally prepared to take accountability for any underperforming results we are … Read more »

Intention, Success, and Wellbeing

We have come to the last month of the calendar year, and I know for many, the old chestnut of “I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by” will be heard over and over again. Whether the year has or hasn’t flown by for you, December does seem to provide a line in … Read more »

Further validation of
Intentionomics Trust Model

The platform principle of Intentionomics is that People Get Your Truth: Over time, your intentions, promises, actions and results will either promote or expose you. Here’s further scientific validation on why this is so important in (a) building trust (self-trust, trust in others and others trusting in you), and (b) helping you live a more … Read more »

‘little m’ meaning in life,
not ‘BIG M’ Meaning in life

I recently received an email from executive leader and business coach William Lazarus who attended one of my presentations. He referred me to his newly created website and blog where he had posted the following: “When the proverbial hit the fan for me, I became totally lost. After many months of sadness, fear, confusion, and … Read more »