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Madrid by Instinct

Madrid by Instinct

I've just returned from 10 days in Madrid, one of my favorite cities, where I did a five-day training on the Enneagram for Coaches and also got to do a bit of sight-seeing. The time off in this enchanted place was much needed after four full days of meetings in...

Critical Thinking

Other Obstacles to Our Thinking (Part 2)

Other Obstacles to Our Thinking (Part 2)

By Mario Sikora Part of an ongoing series on Clear-Thinking Skills. These articles are excerpted from “How to Think Well, and Why: The Awareness to Action Guide to Clear Thinking,” which is available in paperback and e-book via amazon.com. Here we continue with some...

Emotional Intelligence / Self Awareness

What Does It Mean to Be Mindful?

What Does It Mean to Be Mindful?

Mindfulness is a very popular topic in organizations these days. Many companies offer courses in mindfulness and tout its benefits—relaxation, improved focus, better performance. But the concept of mindfulness can be uncomfortable for some people because it brings to...

One Tribe: A Message from Awareness to Action International

One Tribe: A Message from Awareness to Action International

Humans are tribal creatures and at a deep, non-conscious level we often associate “different” with “bad.” This innate bias served our ancestors well. To them, a stranger was likely to be a threat—a competitor for territory, mates, resources; a risk to their very...

What Comes Next

What Comes Next

Basic principle number one is that during a dual health and financial crisis, we are all going to be Preservers. Have you been focused on how to stockpile and conserve resources? Have you been mindlessly (or even mindfully, for that matter) cleaning and organizing...

Leadership

The Discerning Mind

The Discerning Mind

This is part six in a series on the qualities of the mind. The first four qualities of the mind we discussed were focused on being attentive and receptive, cultivating an attitude of openness and acceptance. The Discerning Mind, however, is about winnowing, evaluating...

The Fluid Mind

The Fluid Mind

Sometimes our minds feel like a sieve. Things go in one ear and out the other, we walk into a room and forget why, or we go to the store and come back without the main thing we went for (my wife could tell you stories…). This is usually due to a lack of attention, a...

The Noticing Mind

The Noticing Mind

This is the fourth in a series of articles on mindfulness and the six qualities of the mind. Take a moment and look up from whatever device on which you are reading this, and look around. Notice the people and objects around you. If it is a room you are familiar with,...