Peeling back lawyer of self reveals leadership abilities

“There are three things that are extremely hard — steel, a diamond and to know one’s self.” Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1750 Research consistently shows the most effective leaders thoroughly understand themselves — particularly how they affect those around them. Influential leaders are candid about who they are, what they want and how to […]

Hidden rules of poverty affect decision-making

You can’t win a hockey game playing by football rules. You have to know the rules of the game. Similarly, those who didn’t grow up in poverty could remain unaware of the hidden rules that affect many aspects of life for the poor. Hidden rules are the unspoken cues or habits of a social circle. […]

Workplaces NOT going to pot

There’s been a lot of wordplay in Colorado about marijuana: when the smoke clears, up in smoke, rocky mountain high, hazed and confused, grow biz, going green and blunt forces. How about the Boulder brewery that crafted a beer called Recreational Smoke? U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner even caused some chuckles over a weed reference. As […]

Drinking problems: Alcohol abuse effects workplace

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States. By one estimate, 15 million full-time employees in the U.S. are heavy drinkers. Employees who misuse or abuse alcohol are more likely to miss work, suffer from health problems and pose a greater risk of harming themselves and others. Two particular kinds of […]