Rick Hanson: The Mystery of Fear

There are two mistakes you can make in life. One is that when you think there is a tiger in the bushes about to pounce you, but there really is no tiger. The other is that you think the coast is clear, but there really is a tiger about to get you. Rick Hanson decodes fear.

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Peter Guber: State of the heart technology

Stories are a great metaphor for life; in fact "It's the only way you can make sense of your life." said Peter Guber. People relate heart to heart. We relate emotionally. We may try to take the emotion out of the equation, but you can't take the emotion out of the person.

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Les McKeown: Be Transparent and Dispassionate

We've heard so much for passionate leadership. One of the great surprises that I gained from my interview with Les McKeown, author of Predictable Success, was the notion of dispassionate leadership - "I don't mean careless or looseness. I mean the literal interpretation of dispassionate - which is to know when to step away from your passion and to view things objectively and make decisions on an objective basis."

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Kenneth Roman: Become a company of Giants

One of the greatest lessons that I learned from David Ogilvy was his hiring motto - "If you hire people who are smaller than you are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. If you hire people who are bigger than you are, we shall become a company of giants.

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Rewire your brain

In speaking with Andy Hunt, author of Pragmatic Thinking and Learning, it was intriguing to reinforce the importance of visualization. Scientific studies continue to show that the brain changes whether you physically practice something or simply imagine you're going through the practice regimen. You can actually rewire your brain by just thinking about it effectively.

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Russell Bishop: Progress not perfection

Russell Bishop, author of Workarounds that work, helps you dramatically improve your productivity by answering one simple question: What can you do that makes a difference that requires no one's permission other than your own? That one question has unlocked problems large or small simply by asking.

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