Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Here in America, organizational success is defined by winning—often without regard to how it affects people. Employees are often described as capital. Human capital. Servant Leadership, a model that has been studied for over two centuries, defines success very...
Why Don’t You Try This?

Why Don’t You Try This?

Dr. Howard Thurman was born in 1899 in the segregated South. In 1923, Thurman graduated from Morehouse College as valedictorian. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1925, after completing his study at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He then pursued...
What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

I might be the only furniture guy with a brain on the bookcase next to my desk. Brain science has changed our understanding of free will, consciousness, memory, motivations and indeed, connections between the mind and the brain. There is branch of marketing called...

Beware of the Doghouse

To all the women out there who’ve ever unwrapped a vacuum cleaner, and to all the retailers who think the best ads are about product, price and promotion. Merry Christmas from The Lively...
What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Flabby brains make Johnny a dull boy.

“The brain has three natural roadblocks that stand in the way of truly innovative thinking: 1. flawed perception 2. fear of failure 3. the inability to persuade others.” – Dr. Gregory Berns, neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and Distinguished Chair of...
Toughing it out.  Keeping it together.  Making ends meet.

Toughing it out. Keeping it together. Making ends meet.

The language of the left brain is logical. The educational system in the United States has effectively taught generations of left-brained thinkers. However, studies have shown that children loose a large percentage of their creativity between ages 5 and 7. Things like...