Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. ~ Agatha Christie

When I was a Marine Officer, one of the leadership principles that I learned and came to believe in was: Know Yourself and Seek Self Improvement. Leadership research confirms that effective leaders are not just looking for ways to continuously improve their organizations, but also themselves.

When it comes to personal improvement, many people believe it takes 21 days to master a new habit. Wishful thinking!

It turns out that a lot of what we previously thought about the brain isn’t true.

“We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching leaders what to stop. Half the leaders I have met don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.”
— Peter Drucker, Management Expert

When I was going through Marine officer training, one of the things we had to do was learn how to dig foxholes. For those of you not familiar with military traditions, a foxhole is a pit that combat troops dig to give them shelter from enemy attacks. My training course occurred in northern Virginia, during the summer, when it was not only hot, but humid. So digging anything was not fun. Being young and lazy at the time, I proceeded to dig a foxhole that was barely big enough to hide me from the enemy.

The 5th Note of Personality: The Harmony of Whole Type
Coach Paul's article on personality-type psychology was recently published in the Bulletin of Psychological Type, 32(3), 30-31. Click here to download a reprint of this article.
The Skeleton Crew: Managing Work When Your Coworkers Are Out of the Office
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Good Leadership in Challenging Times
Click on the following link to read Coach Paul's latest article appearing in the American Management Association's Performance %26amp; Profits Newsletter: Click here.
A Life-Saving Tip for Home-Based Entrepreneurs
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Response to Time Magazine Article
Click on the following link to read Coach Paul's response to the recent Time magazine article on exercise and health: Click here.
Does buying pens and other office supplies have anything to do with faith? I didn’t think so until last night. In these challenging economic times when dollars are scarce, it’s easy to give in to the fear that surrounds us. That fear often masks itself as “caution” and tempts us to hoard rather than spend. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big proponent of saving, but not hoarding. Saving is motivated by wisdom, hoarding by fear. Saving means putting a little away today to have something to spend tomorrow.

A Roadmap for Effective Offender Programming in California
Click on the link to read about one of our first projects. Coach Paul served as the Project Manager, Meeting Facilitator, and Executive Editor of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Expert Panel on Adult Offender Recidivism Reduction Programming. Click here.