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We can train our minds, but we realize it’s a lifetime process. Here are some tools we have developed as executive coaches to help us stop the runaway brain.
My brain is my oldest friend. However, I’ve found myself at war against my brain. Sometimes I think the success I’ve experienced is because of my brain—and other times in spite of him.
My brain is the most important full-time employee that I have working for me. Yet looking at my brain’s performance over time with my internal HR department, I have to say that his performance record is spotty to say the least. Although my brain is my most important employee, I really get frustrated and call his skills into question. Don’t get me wrong. My brain is a good employee, often reliable and always earnest. If anything gets done in my world my brain does it,[…]
Although most people want to be happy, being happy is not the consistent state of the human mind. In many if not most of our days we experience delight and laughter—but these aren’t the backdrop of our day. They are accents. It’s estimated that as many as 25% of Americans take prescription anti-depressant pills. Research is difficult to find, but it is estimated that over 50% of the American public has seen a professional therapist to address their mental health and emotional issues. Medication and[…]
When you think about personal reinvention, always remember “old Willie,” Willie Nelson, who at 82 years of age, is experiencing an expanding career. Willie appears on late night television shows, sings at rodeos and concerts, is active in animal rights, and is an international icon, with his own statue in downtown Austin. Willie’s success today is because he’s not the same Willie he was. He reinvented himself. Is the Career on the Road to Obsolete? In an age when people are living longer, all too[…]
ISTJ’s (11.6% of the U.S. population) tend to be conservative people by definition of their type. Yesterday is the measure by which we can measure the future, and in the thinking of the ISTJ, past performance is the prime indicator of future success. Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy has little to nothing to do with future vision. It is based on companies that have a valuable product that people use and understand. Buffett invested in the Dairy Queen fast-food franchise, because as a frugal person he[…]
Each of the 16 personality types has a different set of basic operating values (BOV). Compare the BOV of your personality type to people of other types you know, and see why and how you clash or are drawn together as allies.
Jack Speer is President of Delta, Inc. and Delta Digital. He is an organizational consultant and founder of The World Type Alliance, www.worldtypealliance.com. A sometimes popular humorist on the subject of type, Jack regularly writes and comments on the MBTI® and other personality type instruments. Can Personality Type predict how rich and well-heeled you are and will be—or how poor? The generation reaction that people when they are presented with the idea is that they get red in the face, swoon, and faint at[…]
By Jack Speer
How do you manage time when you have only a few hours to figure out how to keep the world from ending? You manage it as a Perceiver would, concentrating on the one thing that matters most in the moment, not making a list or doing forward planning, but looking for the one factor that will stop the missiles from launching …
By Jack Speer
Do you have an opinion about which personality type would make the best president of the United States? Is there a personality type that would enable a president to do a better job? Which personality type would be better equipped to be leader of the free world?