Category Archives: Leadership

The world is getting better. // Hans Rosling

“Every group of people I ask thinks the world is more frightening, more violent, and more hopeless — in short, more dramatic — than it really is…. Step-by-step, year-by-year, the world is improving. Not on every single measure every single year, but as a rule. Though the world faces huge challenges, we have made tremendous… Read More »

“All high performers have a secret….” // George Kohlrieser

“All high performers have a secret — they use their mind’s eye to focus on the benefits and not the pain. This positive focus determines that state they are in, which determines the result they achieve. The mind’s eye directs whether we focus on the pain and frustration (the negative) or on the benefit (the… Read More »

Genghis Khan // Jack Weatherford

“At the time of his birth in 1162, the Old World consisted of a series of regional civilisations each of which could claim virtually no knowledge of any civilisation beyond its closest neighbor. No one in China had heard of Europe, and no one in Europe had heard of China, and, so far as is… Read More »

“The heart of dialogue is a simple but profound capacity to listen.” // William Isaacs

“Everywhere we look, myopic vision, petty misunderstandings, and small deceits escalate into gross, wasteful calamities that seem like they could be avoided if only people talk to each other  with a different kind of conversational presence…. The heart of dialogue is a simple but profound capacity to listen. Listening requires we not only hear the… Read More »

“For the most part, we see our conversations as….arenas to win points.” // William Isaacs

“Another word for ‘not thinking’ is “memory.” Human beings live out of their memories, insulated from direct experience. Memory is like a tape recording; it plays back a once-experienced reality that may or may not apply well to the current situation. Like a tape, memory is limited. The parameters of its responses are already set.… Read More »