How To Face Your Fears, Get Out There & Live an Amazing Life!

How To Face Your Fears, Get Out There & Live an Amazing Life!

03.01.2017 by Dr Bob Wright

If you want to change, if you want to be more fulfilled, if you want to be stronger—you have to learn how to face your fears. Now I’m not talking about bungee jumping or smashing a spider or “facing your fears” in a conventional way. We all have traditional fears like arachnophobia or agoraphobia, and […]

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Why You Need More Allies, Instead of More Friends

Why You Need More Allies, Instead of More Friends

02.01.2017 by Dr Bob Wright

  Do you think your coworkers have influence over you? What about your significant other? Your friends? Could they get you to do something just because you’re following the crowd? You’re probably thinking, “Eh, maybe a little, but I’m a pretty tough, independent guy/gal. I’m beyond being suckered in by others’ influences. Influences are for […]

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New Year, Stronger Relationships: How To Truly Connect

New Year, Stronger Relationships: How To Truly Connect

01.04.2017 by Dr Bob Wright

  How many of us would like a stronger connection with our partner in the year ahead? Maybe you’re married or in a relationship, or in the words of social media, maybe “it’s complicated.” Whatever your relationship status, whether you’re single, dating or long-attached, chances are you wouldn’t mind bringing more passion and a stronger […]

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New Year, New Start: Revive and Refresh Your Career Passion

New Year, New Start: Revive and Refresh Your Career Passion

12.28.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Do you love what you do for a living? This question often comes up this time of year, so we start doing some self-assessment. When we ring in the New Year, we often feel an excitement and zest for the potential of what’s to come. A New Year means 365 days of possibilities, new […]

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How to Survive (and Thrive!) this Holiday Season

How to Survive (and Thrive!) this Holiday Season

12.06.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Picture your happiest holiday, your most idyllic scene. Whether it’s Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Christmas or the New Year…close your eyes for a moment and envision what the “perfect holiday” would be for you. Does it look like a serene scene right out of your favorite holiday movie? Or maybe it looks like a Norman Rockwell […]

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Inspire and Ignite: How to Be a Better Leader

Inspire and Ignite: How to Be a Better Leader

11.02.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  When you talk, do the people you’re working with perk up and listen…or do your words fall on deaf ears? Do you feel like you’re constantly yelling or frustrated by the “attitude of apathy” your coworkers or subordinates direct your way? Maybe it’s time to reconsider your approach and learn how to be a […]

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How to Handle a Hostile Work Environment

How to Handle a Hostile Work Environment

10.26.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  So you’ve decided to embrace the power of positive thinking. You’ve learned of the paradigm shift a positive outlook can bring about, and you’re ready to bring the change into your life. Unfortunately, your coworkers seem to have missed the memo. Whether your office is experiencing a “case of the Mondays” or worse, it […]

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How To Find Your Authentic Self

How To Find Your Authentic Self

09.28.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  This post was originally published 5/23/14. Because of this article’s popularity, we’ve provided more thorough, updated content about finding your authentic self. Last updated: 9/28/16. Read on! How can we truly BE our real, true, authentic selves, each and every day? Let’s start with a question: What is authenticity? Is it the dictionary definition […]

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Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

09.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  When life becomes challenging or even boring, we can become disheartened and unfocused—and it’s often because we’ve somehow lost our sense of purpose. What is Life Purpose, Really? What is purpose? It’s a big, big question. The simplest answer? Purpose is the wonderful capacity in each of us to joyously take our place in […]

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Emotional Cheating: Is It Really So Bad?

Emotional Cheating: Is It Really So Bad?

08.31.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  You probably wouldn’t dream of having a physical affair. Sure, maybe your head’s turned now and again when you see a hot guy or gal get on the elevator, but realistically, most of us remain loyal to our spouse. After all, we know the grass isn’t greener on the other side, no matter how […]

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Life Coaching? Career Coaching? What Is Coaching?

Life Coaching? Career Coaching? What Is Coaching?

08.03.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Is this you? My life feels unfulfilling and blah. I’m overwhelmed at home and/or at work. I’ve considered hiring a life coach, but I don’t know if it’s the right time or if I need one. I’ve heard about coaching, but I’d like to know: What is coaching, anyway? When we reach a crossroads […]

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Tips for Staying Focused When Work Isn’t Exciting

Tips for Staying Focused When Work Isn’t Exciting

07.28.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Read this post if you’re: Searching for a more fulfilling career Feeling like the “thrill is gone” when it comes to your job Looking for tips for staying focused at work Aching to reignite your passion for your work We all love the hum of productivity! When you’re closing deals and making sales, do […]

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Dealing with Malicious Gossip in the Workplace

Dealing with Malicious Gossip in the Workplace

07.19.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  We’ve all worked with a “door closer.” You know the type: the moment they walk in your office and shut the door, you know they’re about to spill some juicy info about someone else. Conversely, when you see this spreader of malicious gossip in the workplace walk in someone else’s office and shut the […]

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Dating A Coworker: Bad Idea, or Good Idea?

Dating A Coworker: Bad Idea, or Good Idea?

07.06.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  It was the mid-1970s and it was the first time I saw first-hand why so many of us tend to say, “Dating a coworker? BAD IDEA.” I was in an internship, leading a weekly Group Dynamics course. One week we’re rockin’ and rollin’—everyone was having a great time, learning and growing, sharing and challenging […]

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How To Get What You Want: Engage!

How To Get What You Want: Engage!

06.28.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Is something missing in your life? Are you looking for something more but you don’t know what that “something” is? Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions instead of really living? Here’s how to get what you want out of life!       Is This a Snapshot of Your Life…? […]

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How to Strengthen Your Social and Emotional Intelligence for Career Satisfaction

How to Strengthen Your Social and Emotional Intelligence for Career Satisfaction

06.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  There’s a lot of buzz these days about neuroscience and how it relates to learning and growth. You may have heard of “train your brain” apps, games and challenges designed to boost your social and emotional intelligence. The idea is that by doing these brain exercises, your brain becomes “stronger” and thus, you become […]

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5 Conflict Handling Styles for Constructive Interpersonal Conflicts

5 Conflict Handling Styles for Constructive Interpersonal Conflicts

05.26.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Life is full of conflict—and we all have different conflict handling styles. Whether you’re someone who dislikes conflict or someone who jumps in, rolls up their sleeves and engages, conflict is inevitable. Conflict is a vital part of growth. In fact, one could pose that conflict IS growth. When a seed is planted, it […]

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

05.19.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Do you ever feel like you’re about to be “found out”—like your success is a mistake? Did you get to where you are today by “tricking” everyone into believing you’re a great salesperson, an awesome CEO, a fantastic artist, or a talented writer? Do you fear the day when everyone finds out you don’t […]

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What is Life Coaching? Do I Need a Life Coach?

What is Life Coaching? Do I Need a Life Coach?

05.12.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  What is life coaching? Life coaching isn’t something that emerges from a need. You don’t NEED life coaching. It comes from desire—a desire to get MORE out of life and a desire to be your best. If you think you need life coaching, chances are you actually need a therapist. Just like an athlete […]

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What’s Your Work Personality and Why Does it Matter? Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

What’s Your Work Personality and Why Does it Matter? Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

05.05.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Everyone demonstrates their unique personality at work—and everyone is different. When we go to work, we’re faced with a combination of different traits in each and every employee and coworker. From CEO to manager to team member, everyone can benefit from understanding how the different personality types function at work. You’ll boost your social-emotional intelligence […]

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Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Here’s How to Change Your Life

Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Here’s How to Change Your Life

04.20.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Read this post if this sounds like you: I feel unfulfilled and I want to get more out of life. I feel unhappy and I want to find more meaning in my life. I want MORE. I want to live life to the fullest. Do you ever think, “Is that all there is? Is this […]

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Teamwork Skills: How Leaders Cultivate Unselfish Teamwork

Teamwork Skills: How Leaders Cultivate Unselfish Teamwork

04.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Whether you’re a team leader or a team player, you know full well nothing happens without teamwork. CEOs, business psychologists and career coaching professionals are constantly studying group dynamics and “group think,” attempting to understand what makes a group cohesive, which personality strengths and traits best ensure a group will click, and how they can […]

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How Do You Deal With Conflict in Your Relationship?

How Do You Deal With Conflict in Your Relationship?

03.10.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

We’re all faced with two forms of conflict in life: 1.) Productive and creative conflict, which moves us toward our goals, and 2.) Destructive and unresolvable conflict that builds up without resolution. In our latest book, The Heart of the Fight, we explore how many of us are raised with the notion that conflict is […]

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Love Is Messy: Learn the Secret to Awesome Relationships

Love Is Messy: Learn the Secret to Awesome Relationships

03.02.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Life is messy. Love is messier. Why? Because life and love are full of conflict. Conflict is the very basis for life as we know it; we are born of struggle and growth. Whether you tend to embrace it or shy away from it, successful, happy relationships require conflict. When we don’t develop our engagement […]

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Got Intimacy? Here’s How to Get It…

Got Intimacy? Here’s How to Get It…

02.18.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Intimacy—it’s an often-misunderstood word. Intimacy doesn’t simply mean closeness or romance or sharing a deep connection. Intimacy is about learning and growing together and fulfilling your potential. Relationships are our womb and our crucible; they form us and help forge us into our best selves. While relationships are nurturing, sometimes growth can also be […]

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How to Be a Leader—Wherever You Are

How to Be a Leader—Wherever You Are

02.11.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

What does it mean to be a leader? Is a leader simply the CEO or President of your company—or can anyone be a leader at any time? If you listen to our Wright Living BlogTalkRadio show or read our blog regularly, you know leadership opportunities present themselves all the time, both in our careers and […]

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How to Be Awesome at Networking

How to Be Awesome at Networking

02.04.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Think back to your last networking opportunity. You’re probably imagining an after-work event or party (maybe a cocktail hour), where you exchanged business cards and awkward conversation. Maybe you felt like you were “working the room” because you handed out so many business cards or recited your elevator pitch to so many people. I’m […]

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How To Use Your Network to Increase Your Net Worth

How To Use Your Network to Increase Your Net Worth

01.27.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Just like the saying goes, “It’s a small world after all.” We’re all connected in one way or another. Discovering and building on those connections is a powerful way to boost your network—and your career. When many of us think of networking, we think of the typical schmoozing and “work the room” events: shallow, hollow […]

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How to Make Your Clients and Customers LOVE You

How to Make Your Clients and Customers LOVE You

01.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

We all want client and customer loyalty. You want your customers to love you because it leads back to your pocketbook and your bottom line. You know what? It’s not about that. If you truly want to get your clients to love you and stand behind you, you have to love them back. It’s that […]

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Your Life, Your Career: Unleash YOU in the New Year

Your Life, Your Career: Unleash YOU in the New Year

01.07.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Anyone can have a job. When I was growing up, people in town talked about their jobs—day in and day out, they went through the motions, earned a paycheck and brought it home. There’s nothing wrong with a job, but a job doesn’t bring the satisfaction of a career. A job pays your bills, but […]

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Let’s Make Friendships Mean Something This Year!

Let’s Make Friendships Mean Something This Year!

01.04.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Remember when you were a kid and your best friend lived right next door? I’ll bet you thought they were just like you—you had the same interests, liked the same toys, and went to the same school… As we get older, our worlds expand, and our interests, values and goals change. We find ourselves less […]

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The Kama Sutra of Conversation

The Kama Sutra of Conversation

12.29.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

The Kama Sutra, the ancient guide on making love and sex, seems far off from the topic of workplace conversation, at least at first mention. You’re probably wondering what on earth one has to do with the other. What is conversation? Conversation is engagement between two people, where desired outcomes are expressed, where people are […]

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Holiday Mayhem: Your Guide to a Great Season

Holiday Mayhem: Your Guide to a Great Season

12.23.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

During the holidays, it’s easy to lose sight of your focus. Family patterns emerge, feelings come up to haunt us from Christmases past, and your New Year’s Eve plans might not go as you hoped. You’re off routine and surrounded by people that stir up your feelings. Maybe you love the holiday season, but feel […]

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Stress at Work: Here’s How to Deal

Stress at Work: Here’s How to Deal

12.17.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  We’ve talked before about the damaging effects of stress at work and the healthy ways and unhealthy ways we can choose to deal with it. Healthy ways to deal with stress include: meditating, keeping yourself energized, organized, and on-task, giving yourself a break, and most importantly, fully engaging in the task at hand. People […]

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The Real Cost of Embarrassing Yourself on the Internet

The Real Cost of Embarrassing Yourself on the Internet

12.10.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

I can’t begin to tell you how horrifying it is when I hear about yet another incident where someone shared something online they’re later embarrassed about. The Internet is one of the most amazing communication methods and cultural advancements we have as a species. Yet, it’s put us in a precarious position. Our privacy isn’t […]

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Why We Need Human Touch

Why We Need Human Touch

12.09.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  Touch is vital to our wellbeing as humans. From birth, we are hardwired to need and crave the touch of others—so much so that babies will actually die if they aren’t touched. As we grow up and get older, we may be shamed into believing expressing affection is something we shouldn’t do openly. Perhaps […]

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How to Keep the Playfulness Alive in Your Relationship

How to Keep the Playfulness Alive in Your Relationship

12.03.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

This month, as we focus our theme on play and how to engage with our partners, we’ll be focusing on some of our conflict and engagement advice from our upcoming book, “The Heart of the Fight.” (Follow the link for a free chapter!) This blog post is by Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright. […]

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Addicted to Conflict? Here’s How to Save Your Relationship

Addicted to Conflict? Here’s How to Save Your Relationship

11.19.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Many of us fear conflict. We take it as a sign our relationship is doomed or damaged, so we avoid it. We hold back from engaging with our partner because we’re afraid of fighting—yet, we end up feeling disconnected when we do. What happens at the other end of the spectrum, though? What happens when […]

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Harnessing Intention: Embracing Your Authenticity and Experience

Harnessing Intention: Embracing Your Authenticity and Experience

11.17.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Climb Your Mountain All the Way to the TOP On October 17th, 2015, I had the opportunity to lecture at our Men’s Basic Training, at Art Silver Center on the Wright Graduate University Campus in Elkhorn, WI. I’d like to share some of the highlights and background that stemmed from this inspiring and rousing session.—Dr. […]

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Pet Peeves: How to Deal with Annoying People at Work

Pet Peeves: How to Deal with Annoying People at Work

11.10.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  We’ve all had to deal with annoyances in the workplace before. Maybe it’s the coworker who’s constantly talking or someone who’s always leaving the breakroom a mess. Maybe it’s the client who pushes their weight around, making you wonder when you signed up to be their personal assistant. What can we learn about ourselves […]

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3 Great Ways to Show Appreciation for Your Partner

3 Great Ways to Show Appreciation for Your Partner

11.06.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  Amidst the “everyday” of our relationships, we sometimes get too caught up in the whirlwind of life to remember to take time to show appreciation for our partners. Do you show your appreciation for your partner? Have you shown your appreciation lately? In our latest book, The Heart of the Fight: A Couple’s Guide […]

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Help! I Hired the Wrong Employee

Help! I Hired the Wrong Employee

11.05.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  How many of us have found ourselves desperate to find the right employee to fill a role in our company? We might be so desperate that we turn a blind eye to red flags in the screening process or we “go with our heart” instead of our gut. Sometimes the pool and sheer number […]

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4 Steps to Get Conversations Back on Track

4 Steps to Get Conversations Back on Track

11.04.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

We’ve all been there. You’re in a meeting, expressing an important point, all eyes are on you, and BAM…your mind goes blank. Or you’re listening to a client talk on and on, and suddenly you realize you didn’t absorb what they were saying, or worse—you don’t understand what they’re talking about. Instead of letting your […]

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Why You Should NOT Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Why You Should NOT Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

10.22.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

In the last ten or twenty years, we’ve heard a lot about having your elevator pitch polished and ready to go: a scripted “story” you can share with potential clients at the drop of a hat, a canned slogan and summary of what you’re all about. Listen: that idea is outmoded and unnecessary. Drop the […]

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How to Deal with Workplace Gossip

How to Deal with Workplace Gossip

10.15.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Gossip. Collusion. Backbiting. Whatever you call it, workplace gossip can be both addictive and damaging in the workplace. While a certain level of watercooler conversation is positive (it keeps employees connected engaged and mission-focused), negative talk, complaining and whining is unproductive, even toxic. It can cause employees to pass the buck, spin their wheels, and […]

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How to Be More Productive at Work

How to Be More Productive at Work

10.08.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  Being productive at work is about engaging—being more aware and present when you’re on task, as well as learning how to down-regulate and let go during times you’re not working. It’s all about social and emotional intelligence. Working on your social and emotional intelligence helps you become a strong leader. You know how to […]

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Emotional Intelligence: Unlock Your Superpower

Emotional Intelligence: Unlock Your Superpower

10.01.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Emotional intelligence is very much a superpower. Having emotional intelligence makes our business interactions, our relationships, and our lives in general run more smoothly. We human beings are emotional creatures and the ability to understand and control our emotions makes us more receptive to others, stronger leaders, better communicators and generally more successful. So what […]

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“You’re Just Like Your Dad”

“You’re Just Like Your Dad”

09.30.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

    “You’re just like your dad.” How many of us have heard that one before? Or maybe you’ve even directed something similar at your partner in a heated moment? This common accusation comes into play in many discussions, arguments and fights. It tends to be at the root of many relationship contentions….and rightly so. […]

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Mindfulness at Work: Dealing with Difficult Employees

Mindfulness at Work: Dealing with Difficult Employees

09.24.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

As leaders, supervisors and employers, we’re often faced with difficult and frustrating employee situations. We’re also often dependent on our employees to get their work done and bring their skills to the table. Those skills are the very reason they were hired, and yet, sometimes those talents and what we perceive as “unique” skill sets […]

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Vision Sharing at Work

Vision Sharing at Work

09.23.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  What about those of us who are already in leadership positions, but find that our team isn’t as engaged as we like? Well, a transformational leader arrives at their vision along with their team. This means your team is fully on board. They’re invested in what you’re doing and they feel ownership over your […]

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3 Ways to Get Ahead at Work

3 Ways to Get Ahead at Work

09.21.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

    Everyone wants to know how to get ahead at work. We all want to advance in our careers and be the best we can be. First off, know that getting ahead isn’t limited to those in the “big boss” positions. You can (and should) lead wherever you are. How? Work hard, engage fully, […]

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How to Create a Great Team

How to Create a Great Team

09.17.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

From music to sports to business, we all see the value and importance of a cohesive team. Sometimes we get so tied up in doing our own work, getting ahead and excelling at what we’re doing that we fail to engage and grow with others. Failing to engage means the entire team will fail, too. […]

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How to Define Your Personal Brand

How to Define Your Personal Brand

09.10.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

What are YOU all about?When we think of personal branding, most people think it’s all about your “look”—am I formal, casual, artsy or professional in my dress? The truth is that while your personal brand can be presented through your clothing and style choices, it goes much deeper—into who you really are. Your personal brand […]

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Help, I’m in the Wrong Job!

Help, I’m in the Wrong Job!

09.03.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Do you wonder if your current career is the “right” or “perfect” fit for you? It’s a common fear, much like with any long-term commitment. After all, you’re spending a lot of time and energy working for a place that could affect your career path forever, so it’s important that you feel like you’re going […]

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What is Mission-Driven Networking?

What is Mission-Driven Networking?

08.27.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Mission-driven communication is key to leveraging relationships, building leadership skills and networking. How many of us feel lost when trying to network at work? Maybe you have a cubicle in a corner and you feel like you’re never going to move up the ladder. Maybe you continuously feel passed over by management in conversations and […]

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How to Gain Feedback Without Being a Nag

How to Gain Feedback Without Being a Nag

08.20.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Inviting feedback about your job performance is always a good idea, but what if that feedback isn’t coming your way? By definition, a nag is someone who asks for something over and over again. While you don’t want to nag about it, receiving input and advice is critical if you’re going to meet expectations at […]

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“It’s Not My Fault!” …Dealing with Office Drama

“It’s Not My Fault!” …Dealing with Office Drama

08.13.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Many Americans have come to expect drama at the office, whether it’s a clique-like atmosphere among coworkers or colleagues blaming each other for their mistakes. Oftentimes, personal issues can cloud the judgment of an employee who feels hurt or threatened by a colleague, leading to bigger problems that affect everyone’s ability to do their jobs. […]

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5 Common Relationship Wreckers

5 Common Relationship Wreckers

08.12.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  Engaging in a fulfilling, meaningful and deeply satisfying relationship with your significant other is easier than you think. So why do so many relationships go south? Lying, relying on the other person for our own happiness, and playing the blame game are just a few reasons. Let’s explore 5 common (and definitely avoidable) relationship […]

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How to Win Over Your Boss

How to Win Over Your Boss

08.06.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

While you probably want your boss to like you, the office hierarchy isn’t a popularity contest. So if you’re only interested in kissing butt, you’re probably not fully engaged in your job. “Winning over your boss” isn’t about getting someone to like you or to think you’re cool. (This isn’t high school.) Instead, satisfaction at […]

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Healthy Ways to Deal with Work Stress

Healthy Ways to Deal with Work Stress

07.30.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

    Most people feel stress in their lives, especially at work, whether it’s due to a change at work, being overwhelmed, or receiving criticism. So how do you deal with work stress in a healthy and positive way? The best way is to learn how to transform your stress into a motivator for personal […]

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Are you Encouraging Success or Resenting Finances?

Are you Encouraging Success or Resenting Finances?

07.29.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

40% of couples have separate bank accounts and don’t talk about money with each other at all. But money can be a big deal in relationships—especially because it can be uncomfortable to talk about. For some families, money symbolizes power, success, or even being loved. Some spouses resent their partner due to lack of money […]

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“I Want To Be Taken More Seriously at Work!” Here’s How…

“I Want To Be Taken More Seriously at Work!” Here’s How…

07.23.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Many people out there have a hard time feeling empowered at work. Maybe you’re stuck in the past. Maybe you don’t see a bright future. Maybe you find one of your coworkers or your boss too difficult to deal with. These kinds of insecurities can manifest themselves as self-doubt, so you’ll get the idea in […]

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Common Relationship Advice You Should Reconsider

Common Relationship Advice You Should Reconsider

07.15.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

  Whether you’re single and mingling, a newly-wed, or reaching a big anniversary milestone, the barrage of relationship advice from everyone can be overwhelming. How do you know what advice to take and which advice to ignore? The truth is that even some of the most common relationship advice clichés may not actually be the […]

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Your Best Career Advice …Ever

Your Best Career Advice …Ever

07.02.2015 by admin

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a job and a career? The word career implies an upward journey over time, between jobs and positions. Oftentimes it’s a journey into ourselves—the more we bring ourselves to bear, the more we learn to grow, serve and progress in our lives. Your career should reflect your […]

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Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Self: An Interview with Barnet Bain

Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Self: An Interview with Barnet Bain

07.01.2015 by admin

  In this episode of Bring Out Your Best, Dr. Bob Wright interviews acclaimed filmmaker, broadcaster & creativity expert Barnet Bain on his new book, “The Book of Doing and Being,” where Bain teaches “the skill set that is the antidote to the exponential disruption of life as we know it.” Listen to this full […]

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Want to Change Your Career? First Change Yourself.

Want to Change Your Career? First Change Yourself.

06.18.2015 by admin

It’s quite common for people to question if their current career or job is the right fit. While online personality quizzes, career consultants, and tons of different tests may help steer you in the right direction, they’re not the answer—and you’ll still feel “off” at work. Even if you’ve been told you’d make a great […]

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3 Keys to Better Communication in Relationships

3 Keys to Better Communication in Relationships

06.17.2015 by admin

Everyone knows that committed relationships take hard work, open communication and self-reflection. But sometimes someone says or does something the other person doesn’t like. Sometimes we end up thinking, “I wish I wouldn’t have said that.” We try our best to be loving and supportive partners, but during heated moments it’s easy to lose sight […]

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How to Be More Confident at Work

How to Be More Confident at Work

06.11.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

Many adults believe they have it all figured out—all the questions are answered and all the plans are put in place. But the reality is that inside each one of us resides a child-like self—the part of us that is excited and spontaneous, the part that loves to learn and grow. Just like children need […]

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What’s the Best Job Fit for Your Personality?

What’s the Best Job Fit for Your Personality?

06.05.2015 by admin

  When you were young, did you think about what kind of job you wanted as an adult? Or were you not so sure? Maybe you still aren’t sure what job might be the best fit and you’re trying to find out. Or maybe you want a different job that will give you more meaning […]

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4 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work…and What To Do About It

4 Reasons You’re Miserable at Work…and What To Do About It

05.27.2015 by admin

As a coach, I often hear complaints from people who say they feel miserable at work. Perhaps they’re frustrated, or angry, or even bored. Many people say they’re “just trying to make it through the day.” Sound familiar? Does your job have to be miserable? Absolutely not. Here are 4 common reasons most people are […]

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How to be Comfortable with Confrontation

How to be Comfortable with Confrontation

05.21.2015 by admin

We all know how difficult it can be to confront someone about a behavior or situation. Confrontation will never truly be comfortable, but, just like conflict, it’s a frequent and necessary part of work and life. Understanding the roots of confrontation and conflict, evaluating yourself as well as the other party’s personality, and weighing the […]

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Is Your Self-Esteem Negatively Affecting Your Relationship?

Is Your Self-Esteem Negatively Affecting Your Relationship?

05.20.2015 by admin

The term self-esteem in and of itself is based on you, so your relationships—both romantic and otherwise—are only as good as your own self-esteem. In fact, our relationships are a mirror of our own self-esteem. You can learn a lot about how good you feel about yourself depending on well your relationship is going. However, […]

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4 Key Habits of Highly Productive People

4 Key Habits of Highly Productive People

05.19.2015 by admin

We’ve all heard about books and programs promising to reveal the secret habits of the most productive people on the planet. Some terminology may be jargon, but the underlying themes of communication and efficiency seem to run throughout. At the office, it can be difficult to remain productive all day long: there are reports to […]

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How to Use Conflict at Work

How to Use Conflict at Work

05.15.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

When most people hear the word “conflict,” they usually cringe. Visions of heated arguments and grudges may come up or perhaps anxiety about solving problems. This can be especially true in the workplace, where tensions often run high as it is. Not all conflict needs to be traumatizing though—in fact, there are ways to be […]

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How to Tell if You’re Dueling Over Dollars or Un-met Desires

How to Tell if You’re Dueling Over Dollars or Un-met Desires

05.11.2015 by admin

Have you ever had an intense fight about money with your partner? Most likely, there was more to your fight than just money. As humans, we yearn to be seen, heard, and appreciated. When this doesn’t happen, we tend to “mis-want” and mistake a surface issue, such as money, for one that is more complex. […]

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3 Reasons Why Real Relationships are More Intense than Movie Relationships

3 Reasons Why Real Relationships are More Intense than Movie Relationships

04.29.2015 by admin

Movie relationships are nothing like real relationships, yet many people still have romantic fantasies that cloud their realities. It’s impossible for any couple to be happy all the time – every relationship goes through ups and downs. The real test of a strong couple is whether the two of you are able to work through […]

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Charlie Hebdo: The Death of the Court Jester

Charlie Hebdo: The Death of the Court Jester

01.09.2015 by Dr Bob Wright

By Dr. Bob Wright It was with great sadness that I read about the Paris murders of the twelve staff members of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, by supposed Muslim terrorists reportedly related to Al-Qaeda. Charlie Hebdo can be thought of as the court jester of France. The jester was the one who could […]

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Why We Need Fear to Feel Alive

Why We Need Fear to Feel Alive

12.08.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  Fear is primary to the human experience.  Fear is there all the time. The question is never ‘am I afraid?’ but ‘to what degree am I afraid?’ Think of your fear as a guard standing watch: dormant, but always ready to strike. Most of the world tells us we should “get over our fear” […]

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Ask Bob: How Can I Change My Negative Work Environment?

Ask Bob: How Can I Change My Negative Work Environment?

11.18.2014 by admin

Rachel: Where I work, there’s a generally negative vibe. People complain that it’s Monday, work sucks, the weekend is over, etc. How can I change my environment so people focus more on the positives and less on the negatives about work? Bob: You could share with them that you’re working on keeping a positive attitude because […]

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Ask Bob: How Do I Deal With a Difficult Employee?

Ask Bob: How Do I Deal With a Difficult Employee?

11.11.2014 by admin

Michael: “I want to motivate my staff to take on more responsibility. I’m trying to build a team culture by encouraging my team to help each other, but I have a difficult employee who won’t follow the procedures that we have set in place. How can I motivate her to follow our processes without being […]

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Ask Bob: Should My Girlfriend & I Move In Together?

Ask Bob: Should My Girlfriend & I Move In Together?

11.03.2014 by admin

Nathan: I’ve been in a long distance relationship with my girlfriend for two years, and we are moving in together for the first time. She found the place and already started putting it all together, and I feel like I don’t fit anywhere in the apartment. Are we making the right decision to move in […]

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Ask Bob: What Should I Do If My Man Won’t Pay For Dinner?

Ask Bob: What Should I Do If My Man Won’t Pay For Dinner?

10.28.2014 by admin

Monica: I am angry that my boyfriend doesn’t pay for our meal when we go out to dinner.  I’ve always believed that if I’m out to dinner with a man, then he should offer to pay for the meal, especially because I grew up in a machismo country where the men would always take care […]

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Couples: Why You Shouldn’t Give Each Other the Silent Treatment

Couples: Why You Shouldn’t Give Each Other the Silent Treatment

10.21.2014 by admin

A common issue that many couples battle is giving each other the silent treatment. Ultimately, the silent treatment satisfies neither of you – you’re just letting more and more of these little landmines build up until they come out as explosions, and it’s unproductive and unhealthy for your relationship. Why We Give Each Other the […]

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Couples: 4 Reasons Why Arguing Makes Your Relationship Healthier

Couples: 4 Reasons Why Arguing Makes Your Relationship Healthier

10.14.2014 by admin

When you’re in a romantic relationship, it’s important for you and your partner to make decisions that make you both happy so you can enter the realm of fulfillment. When you are both fulfilled, you will enjoy the relationship more and challenge and engage each other more.  Interestingly, having disagreements is crucial to reaching that […]

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To Judge or Be Judged: The Choice Is Yours

To Judge or Be Judged: The Choice Is Yours

09.23.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

Are you fully engaged with your career? Most current research shows that employee engagement is critical to both career success and a company’s success. Employees that are fully engaged solve problems more efficiently, pull themselves together faster and communicate more intimately and more powerfully. They enjoy themselves more while burning out less. Engaged employees excel and […]

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What is an Emotionally Intelligent Leader?

What is an Emotionally Intelligent Leader?

09.03.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  What does it mean to be able to touch the hearts and minds of the people we lead? It’s the inner life of a leader that should concern those that lead. It is a matter of establishing an intimate connection and understanding within yourself in order to connect to the inner life of the […]

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The Passing of Robin Williams: A Reflective Interview with Dr. Bob Wright

The Passing of Robin Williams: A Reflective Interview with Dr. Bob Wright

08.20.2014 by admin

Following the very well-known passing of actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter, Robin Williams, the staff at Wright interviewed Dr. Bob Wright to hear his thoughts about the widespread attention paid to Williams’ death.   BW: Robin Williams’ death is a reminder to all of us that happiness is not about having money and fame. It’s about […]

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Breaking Bad Habits with Positive Thinking

Breaking Bad Habits with Positive Thinking

08.12.2014 by admin

Breaking bad habits is more than you think. Bad habits are a function of how you see yourself and how you see your world – they’re a function of how you think about yourself and how you think about your world. Breaking bad habits does require positive thinking but also requires positive visioning and feeling. […]

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Get Over Drama: Taking Responsibility for Our Choices

Get Over Drama: Taking Responsibility for Our Choices

08.01.2014 by admin

  I believe there are two primary positions; either life is fragile or robust and resilient. Once we decide which position we want to live through, the implications can reverberate through our lives. This doesn’t mean we don’t do things to protect our lives, to flourish, and help us grow, but what becomes our primary […]

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Adulthood and Self Acceptance: A Time to Reclaim Your Shadowed Self

Adulthood and Self Acceptance: A Time to Reclaim Your Shadowed Self

06.30.2014 by admin

Admit it or not, we all see greater self-acceptance – sociopaths excluded. At Wright, we see this as one of the key challenges of adulthood. Each of us has a self that has been defined by our world. We see this definition by others as childhood. It is highlighted in our affirmation and hunger stage […]

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The One Decision: Making a Choice for You

The One Decision: Making a Choice for You

06.23.2014 by admin

We all want a great life, and a great life is a quality life. A quality life is a life that is led by values that we hold dear. In order to live a life of values that we hold dear, we have to make a choice. Making choices is a lot easier when we make […]

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The Pursuit of Positive Thinking: Seeing Is Believing

The Pursuit of Positive Thinking: Seeing Is Believing

06.13.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

The power of positive thinking is a very important concept; however, it can be misunderstood. In tandem with that are affirmations and developing positive, empowering beliefs – all geared to realizing our potential. Positive thinking requires first of all that we know what we’re really thinking. Developing empowering beliefs requires that we recognize our disempowering […]

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Relationship Coaching: The Meaning is in the Mess

Relationship Coaching: The Meaning is in the Mess

06.12.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  Do you remember the 70’s sitcom show, “The Odd Couple?” Felix and Oscar were roommates and diametric opposites. Felix is type A, neat, tidy, organized, and professional. Oscar is messy, unorganized, crass and impulsive. They clash constantly and their squabbles make exciting TV drama. Even if you haven’t seen the show, I’m sure you […]

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Sharing Our Talents: The Qualities of a Leader

Sharing Our Talents: The Qualities of a Leader

06.09.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  In our Year of Transformation program this week, our assignment is to share our gifts. That’s left a lot of people scratching their heads. “What do you mean by my gifts?” Well, we purposely leave it open because we want you to discover. We want you to eventually see yourself as a gift to others […]

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How To Create A Happy Marriage

How To Create A Happy Marriage

06.05.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  Creating a happy marriage is no small feat because it involves joining two separate lives together. Your relationship together is a different world from your single world. In figuring out how to live together and work things out, you’re: developing a new culture, choosing how you are going to love how you are going […]

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Identify the Limiting Beliefs in Your Life to Develop More Intimate Relationships

Identify the Limiting Beliefs in Your Life to Develop More Intimate Relationships

05.27.2014 by admin

Families who participate in our program and are working on having the greatest amount of intimacy possible often find that there are certain fallacies in their belief systems that they have to overcome. Each fallacy can be thought of as a limiting belief and those limiting beliefs can keep critical thinking from taking place.  For […]

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Getting My Butt Kicked by Gender Roles

Getting My Butt Kicked by Gender Roles

05.19.2014 by admin

  I was at a wedding a number of years ago, and I was seated next to the bride’s sister who had much to say about gender roles. She was a PhD in science and was telling me that a big part of her mission was to change gender stereotypes in grade school because gender […]

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Who are You?

Who are You?

05.02.2014 by admin

It’s not your career, it’s not your relationships, it’s not where you live, it’s not what you do, it’s who you are. The most important activity you can engage in is developing yourself. Just as a swordsman sharpens his sword, you are your own sword. When you go to work, it’s you that went to […]

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Identifying, Understanding Why People Lie

Identifying, Understanding Why People Lie

04.28.2014 by admin

    WHY DO PEOPLE LIE? I was talking to our marketing consultant and she asked me a really important question,” why do people lie?” Well, I could tell you anytime I see myself bull***tting I know it’s because I feel insecure and I haven’t accepted myself and I’m trying to sell myself. If you […]

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A Look at Where Your Leadership is Heading

A Look at Where Your Leadership is Heading

04.24.2014 by admin

I just attended the funeral of my younger cousin, which has me questioning a lot about life, how I am living it, my purpose, my leadership, and… Then I received a lovely acknowledgment from one of our graduate students who has been recognized as a leader and asked to help make a significant cultural shift […]

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The Conflict in Career and Leadership

The Conflict in Career and Leadership

04.22.2014 by admin

What matters more: your career or leadership style? David Brooks says these are two sides of our nature. He quotes Joseph B. Soloveitchik who calls them Adam One and Adam Two. The two sides make sense. Adam One is the resume side of our nature, worldly ambitious, and external (that builds and creates), think career […]

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Transformational Leadership: What’s Your Career Vision?

Transformational Leadership: What’s Your Career Vision?

04.15.2014 by admin

  What is your career vision—do you consider yourself  a transformational leader? I recently wrote a blog on a talk I gave to CEOs, where we reviewed ourselves against the attributes of transformational leaders as presented in the seminal book on the subject,   Transformational Leadership by Bass and Riggio. It seemed to me that […]

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Happiness and Suffering

Happiness and Suffering

04.10.2014 by admin

In his brilliant New York times column on suffering and happiness, David Brooks talks about how people come out of suffering changed, often with more sense of meaning. Here he is talking about major suffering in our lives. When we are living with greater consciousness moment-by-moment, however, we find many momentary hurts, that if embraced, […]

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Creating a Work Culture of Caring

Creating a Work Culture of Caring

04.08.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

Caring Work Culture I have been recently asked about generating a work culture of care and my response is the same as the career and leadership conversations we have been having—use the four characteristics of the transformational leadership for a great caring work culture — it all starts at the top, but each of us […]

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Transformational Careers

Transformational Careers

04.07.2014 by admin

    Do you want a fantastic career? Then make it a transformational career. People engaged in transformational careers may have goals but they are so focused on being fully present and engaging in their current job that they see unimagined possibilities and receive unforeseen offers. Losers want to escape their careers and winners dig […]

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Are You Risking?

Are You Risking?

03.13.2014 by admin

Playing full out, we get hurt. I had three major stomach clutches today—one involved a threat to withdraw support if I did not give in to a unilateral demand. Have you ever had that kind of demand? The second had to do with money and spending it the best way to play on the edge. […]

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

03.12.2014 by admin

Play is moment-by-moment mindfulness. Listen to Ellen Langer on play Go to the 6:45 second mark to hear Ellen Langer on #play —it is available all the time—in the interview, they are discussing mindfulness and play full time. Listen to more, be inspired, and learn. #mindfulness Warm Regards, Bob

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Play Fully in the Here and Now

Play Fully in the Here and Now

03.11.2014 by admin

Can you take a bite of the apple? Play requires being fully in the here and now. Check this out if you want to start your day with a challenge to live in the now, in contact. How’s that for rapport? Warm Regards,Bob

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Are You Playing Full Out?

Are You Playing Full Out?

03.10.2014 by admin

Barbara Stanny, in her Forbes blog identifies 10 signs to which I added an eleventh, #11 I get hurt a lot and learn from it. Her 10 signs are: Ten Signs I’m Playing Full Out. 1. I know what I want and am committed to getting it. (And if I don’t know, I devote time and […]

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Play Principles into Daily Life

Play Principles into Daily Life

03.09.2014 by admin

Do not dichotomize play! It is not one place versus another. It is either a way of life or not. IT IS NOT AN ESCAPE. IT IS FULL ENGAGEMENT. Play is not JUST FOR KIDS OR THE PLAYGROUND. Why shouldn’t all of life be play? Why? Because we did not have enough play in childhood […]

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Be Prepared to Make Mistakes – PLAY

Be Prepared to Make Mistakes – PLAY

03.08.2014 by admin

When we’re engaging in life, we have to be prepared to make mistakes that are real groaners. Chuck Hyde, dear friend of my parents, sent this to me today and now I’m going to have to call him Chuckles, because that’s what his story made me do. Who can’t relate to making a mistake like […]

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ENGAGING

03.07.2014 by admin

Dear Alive Tribe, Watch the video below. The woman in this video is really engaged and the ones walking by are either mis-engaged or not engaged at all. Note how little effort it took. How many differences can you make in how many people’s lives today with how little effort–go for it! http://www.youtube.com/watch_ Love this video from […]

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Putting Your Best Self Forward – PLAY

Putting Your Best Self Forward – PLAY

03.06.2014 by admin

Career and leadership are both positively influenced by play –in this case, engaging with others and letting them know who you are. Check this out from Judith: Does putting your best self forward reveal your true self? How does trying to make a positive impression on others impact the accuracy of impressions? In an experimental […]

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Blog Talk Radio: Bringing out the Best – PLAY

Blog Talk Radio: Bringing out the Best – PLAY

03.06.2014 by admin

On today’s episode of Blog Talk Radio, I coached callers on Parenting and we talked about PLAYING while parenting. Visit http://bit.ly/1gSYGpk to listen to today’s episode of Blog Talk Radio: Bringing out the Best in case you missed it. Every month, we invite our extended community to engage in a daily assignment to help us […]

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Encountering Maslow & Human Potential Roots – PLAY

Encountering Maslow & Human Potential Roots – PLAY

03.05.2014 by admin

Is there any play driving in bad weather? Early this morning Judith and I were driving from our Wisconsin campus to Chicago in the snow this morning. There was a guy who wasn’t going as fast as I wanted to go in the right lane, which was clear as I was passing him in the […]

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Be an Agent of Transformational Leadership

Be an Agent of Transformational Leadership

03.05.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

Transformational leadership is brewing…     I really shut myself down Saturday. I felt nervous about someone’s response and as a result, did what others thought was a good job, but not in my eyes. We were disappointed in the students’ reactions Sunday. That was no surprise since I had already felt I sucked despite […]

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Theme for March is PLAY

03.02.2014 by admin

Our theme for the month of March is PLAY. But play may not look how you think, so let’s dig in on this one. Play, as I mean it, is aliveness in relationship to myself, to someone else, or to something else. I first really got an idea about play in George B. Leonard’s 1968 […]

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Facing our Fears – PLAY

Facing our Fears – PLAY

03.02.2014 by admin

Full out play is really challenging for me.. when I am afraid of someone or something in particular. I have a situation where a person I am associating with is afraid of me and I am afraid of this person’s reactions. I have been learning a lot about engaging fully and playing fully while monitoring […]

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Play Away March – PLAY

Play Away March – PLAY

03.02.2014 by admin

Alive Tribe PLAYS AWAY MARCH! Aliveness + Engagement=Play, which is the principle for March. Play is aliveness engaged in a way that causes us to be nourished and grow. It requires newness–that means that we evolve, emerge, and become more ourselves because we are being nourished and growing. Without nourishment and growth, it isn’t play, […]

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Incredible 86 Year Old Gymnast – ENGAGING

Incredible 86 Year Old Gymnast – ENGAGING

02.28.2014 by admin

Our student Cindi Koroll sent me today’s engagement inspiration for the Alive Tribe. No more words are needed–go for it today and engage! Warm Regards, Bob Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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A Student’s Example of ENGAGING

02.27.2014 by admin

Hello Alive Tribe, I awoke to a wonderful example of engagement… as a tool of transformation this morning, day 27. Rumaisa wrote the following Facebook to Judith and me. You can see how she is engaging in reading the daily quote from yesterday as well as engaging with Judith and me as she writes. Remember […]

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A New Way To Greet – ENGAGING

A New Way To Greet – ENGAGING

02.25.2014 by admin

What are you going to do for day 25 of engaging? Let’s use our friend Ari Weinzweig’s approach from Zingerman’s “10/4 Rule.” When a customer comes within 10 feet of any staff person, we make eye contact and smile. Within 4 feet, we greet the customer. The 10/4 Rule applies even when we are on the […]

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Parent Young Child Weekend – ENGAGING

Parent Young Child Weekend – ENGAGING

02.24.2014 by admin

I was really sobbing as I worked with the fathers at our Father-Young-Daughter Annual Retreat held with the Mother-Young Son event. One father was talking about his lovely little girl, and the therapy she is in. I get so enraged that family functioning has become the domain of therapists who give kids pills when the […]

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What Will You Do Today? – ENGAGING

What Will You Do Today? – ENGAGING

02.21.2014 by admin

Wishing you many hurts…. This inspirational song stops at broken bones and hearts. I think we can break a lot more. Will we do it all today? Why should we wait for mountains to climb when every moment is full of challenging peaks of experience–expression, sensing, feelings that can facilitate the birth of a new us. […]

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Your Impossible Dream – ENGAGING

Your Impossible Dream – ENGAGING

02.20.2014 by Wright

I hit the snooze for a third time… before I thought I needed to write this note and it was the thought of engagement that got me going to make coffee by the light of my cell phone. Strange, isn’t it, to trust a cell phone more than your alarm? Well, I do. The alarm […]

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Dancing with Life – ENGAGING

Dancing with Life – ENGAGING

02.19.2014 by admin

“Engage in what?” I was asked by one Alive Tribe member. “Why, everything.” I replied. What do you like, what don’t you like? Liking is engaging. We don’t always need to flap our jaws to engage but we do need to use our whole mechanism, eyes, ears, brain, and heart. We need all our primary […]

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Unfinished Gut Clenches – ENGAGING

Unfinished Gut Clenches – ENGAGING

02.18.2014 by admin

Engagement means noticing the clutch in the gut and doing something about it. It means finishing unfinished business: I’ve got one particularly hurtful situation I am dealing with right now and I have just made the next move to set up a time to deal with it and will do so when that meeting happens. […]

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Reflect On Your Own Engagement — ENGAGING

Reflect On Your Own Engagement — ENGAGING

02.18.2014 by admin

Good Morning Alive Tribe, We’re on day 17 of engagement. I’ve posted on leadership and career to give you a lift in those areas. Take three minutes to reflect on the engagement and meaning in your month so far. Notice the things you would like to do more and the things you would like to […]

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Authentic Leaders — ENGAGING

Authentic Leaders — ENGAGING

02.18.2014 by admin

Engagement is not the challenge for leaders. Authentic engagement, however, differentiates the transformational leader according to Dr. Ronald Riggio, co-author with Dr. Bernard Bass of the seminal book, Transformational Leadership. Authentic leaders are open to looking at limitations and taking responsibility for them. So let’s engage and witch for ways we can be more effective today […]

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Career is a Matter of Engagement — ENGAGING

Career is a Matter of Engagement — ENGAGING

02.17.2014 by admin

Steve Vai gives a great formula for engagement that works for careers. The only difference is he is talking about playing guitar and we are talking about being yourself. Vai speaks of a vision for your playing, we speak of a vision for you and your life. Career is a matter of engagement. He talks about […]

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Engaging Through Memories – ENGAGING

02.14.2014 by admin

Engagement is taking unexpected and unusual form. I never thought that writing in Facebook would include my memoirs. Jon Fieldman has been pushing me to write for years and Mike Zwell has even offered to take dictation. Writing about my visit with Mom has opened a floodgate of gratitude in me. Mom and Dad were […]

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Flowing Emotions of a Mother and her First Born — ENGAGING

Flowing Emotions of a Mother and her First Born — ENGAGING

02.13.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

Engaging with my Mother   Mom held my right wrist as I held her’s and we just looked into each other’s eyes as she alternately cried and smiled, occasionally uttering a semi coherent sentence. We were engaging. She got out an occasional “I love you.” and “Oh wow.” When I gave her the stuffed puppy […]

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Engage to Make a Difference – ENGAGING

Engage to Make a Difference – ENGAGING

02.11.2014 by admin

Dear Alive Tribe, Watch the link below. The woman in this video is really engaged and the ones walking by are either mis-engaged or not engaged at all. Note how little effort it took. How many differences can you make in how many people’s lives today with how little effort–go for it! Warm Regards, Bob […]

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One of the Best Tools is Responsibility – ENGAGING

One of the Best Tools is Responsibility – ENGAGING

02.10.2014 by admin

Engagement can lead to problems–plan ahead to have trouble and you can learn and grow more readily. One of the best tools is responsibility. That means no excuses, blame, shame, or justification, but learning and growing by honoring ourselves as creators of our reality. Check out this ad for a video game to inspire readiness–just […]

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Full Engagement in Your Career – ENGAGING

Full Engagement in Your Career – ENGAGING

02.09.2014 by admin

Great careers don’t just happen… …and you can’t plan for them. They come from engagement— full engagement, making mistakes, learning, growing, taking responsibility, and engaging in the dance of life with all you meet. Like the rafters on this river–you hit the stream of life in the middle, keep your raft pointed downriver, take your […]

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Leadership – ENGAGING

Leadership – ENGAGING

02.08.2014 by admin

Leadership is “being with” those you lead, not showing them your ass. Working on leaders being with those they lead–engaging and changing. Check out this ad for leadership. Notice the engagement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7O8s6NgAck Having a great time working on Peer Empowerment Process (PEP) with Judith, and our Wright Leaders- Mike, Lori, Art, and Beryl. Warm Regards, […]

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“It is By Teaching that We Teach Ourselves…” – ENGAGING

“It is By Teaching that We Teach Ourselves…” – ENGAGING

02.06.2014 by admin

  Dear Alive Tribe, One of our students from the Year of Transformation shared an excellent quote about engagement last night.. “It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into […]

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Inch by Inch – ENGAGING

Inch by Inch – ENGAGING

02.03.2014 by admin

Inch by inch–claw for your life with full engagement, one inch at a time–that is the message for us from Dean DeLisle in this selection he sent yesterday. The truth of this football speech is so true for all of us. Let’s really engage today. Al Pacino — Any given day speech Warmest Regards, Bob Learn […]

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Damn the torpedoes… – ENGAGING

Damn the torpedoes… – ENGAGING

02.02.2014 by admin

Damn the torpedoes… full speed ahead. Those are the words of engagement issued by Admiral Farragut in the Battle of Mobile Bay. He was engaged. Fortunately, we don’t need to face the torpedoes, but do we have the courage to be true to ourselves, to engage and face the consequences of much lesser challenges, challenges […]

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Are you engaged?

02.01.2014 by admin

Are you engaged? Engage even more and share your engagement strategies and war stories. No, I am not talking about Valentine’s Day kind of romantic engagement. So, get engaged, not married to certain ways of being. Engagement leads to change and transformation. Monitor your moments of disengagement and share them with me. Step into new […]

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February Focus: Engagement

01.31.2014 by admin

Engagement! Our February Alive Tribe Mantra. Make yourself relevant and make your life count. That is the Alive Tribe mantra for February. Do as the captains of the Star Ship Enterprise command; “Engage, make it so, get it done.” Another way to look at the mantra for February is, “Show Up.” Take a risk. Speak your truth […]

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Micro planning for leadership success

Micro planning for leadership success

01.30.2014 by admin

If…Then… Leaders all know what a project or annual plan is, but few know about micro-planning. If… Then…. is a leadership trump card. Gollwitzer’s implementation intention is a key to being more effective every day. It is simple but not easy to do effectively. Application of If…Then… In it, you anticipate as many employee situations, […]

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Taking Care Of Your Emotional Constipation!

Taking Care Of Your Emotional Constipation!

01.30.2014 by admin

Are you holding back anger and causing emotional constipation? Has it occurred to you that you have hurt and fear behind that anger and that you are seriously hurting your mental health and worse yet, not even going for what you want? I’m doing an inventory of how many of the things I am angry […]

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Amazing Example of Aliveness

Amazing Example of Aliveness

01.29.2014 by admin

Bruce Lee “Be Like Water”: Amazing example of Aliveness Paul Tadalan, one of our staff blogged on aliveness. It is a moving freestyle on aliveness–a great way to mark day 29 of the alive tribe. Just check it out and read how he gets to things like, “We are faced with these cliffs (to jump […]

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Why people should be willing to be fired every day!

Why people should be willing to be fired every day!

01.28.2014 by admin

Why people should be willing to be fired every day! I had a wonderful interview with Jack Baldwin of 980 WCAC in Massachusetts. We talked about why people should be willing to be fired every day. With aliveness, we say the things we normally edit and that leads us to contribute and risk more. I […]

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ALIVENESS: Have you been attacked as a leader?

01.23.2014 by admin

Have you been attacked as a leader? I’m tired of being attacked and getting my feelings hurt. Yes, I know that as a leader, this all comes with the territory. Sure I can take it, but still. Jealous people in high school did it. I had to deal with (and still do) petty people near our Wisconsin campus who do little […]

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Children have no problem with Aliveness

Children have no problem with Aliveness

01.22.2014 by admin

Children have no problem with aliveness. They are getting socialized to direct their aliveness. Jack Mezirow, an American Sociologist and Emeritus Professor of Adult and Continuing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, says that childhood is Formation and adulthood is Transformation. Aliveness: The key part of that transformation is reclaiming the childlike aliveness in an adult existence, […]

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ALIVENESS

01.21.2014 by admin

I got another great music video from Rumaisa Rahman on Monday. It reminds us of the relationship of truth and aliveness. The folks in the video are dancing in public–that can be scary but the fear of telling the truth with coworkers, bosses, friends, and loved ones generates great aliveness. Dedicate the day to difficult truths: […]

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Millennials vs Boomers: Who is better in the workplace?

Millennials vs Boomers: Who is better in the workplace?

01.21.2014 by admin

Millennials or Boomers There is a lot of discussion right now about who is better in the workplace-Millennials or Boomers? I tend to get frustrated at questions like these, because to me they are fairly artificial and there are so many variables to talk about. Because Millennials and Boomers belong to different age groups, they […]

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Aliveness flows in Men’s leadership week!

Aliveness flows in Men’s leadership week!

01.19.2014 by admin

  Aliveness flows in Men’s leadership week. We are aiming to have the most alive years yet among years of extreme aliveness, going for it, stretching for changes in our organizations to bring about the greatest responsibility, truth, transparency, and workability. It is amazing how truth goes with aliveness. Stepping into the most difficult truths, […]

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What Will You Paint Today?

What Will You Paint Today?

01.18.2014 by admin

 Last night we worked neuro-implementation Life Planners at the Men’s Leadership Meeting. And folks began to understand the implementation intention and the power of if/thens. This morning, K. M. opened saying how he felt more alive than he has ever been. E. M. saw himself as creative in every moment and R. B. really began […]

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Your Relationships killing your Aliveness

01.14.2014 by admin

Aliveness in Relationships Today we are looking at the cost in aliveness when we do not take relationships to the next level.  When we stop fully engaging in our relationships, we put them on life support. Why? Because we are afraid of the aliveness of expressing our next level of truth. I am at the leadership […]

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Alive Tribe…ALIVENESS

Alive Tribe…ALIVENESS

01.04.2014 by admin

DAY FOUR: Aliveness It is Day FOUR on my quest for Aliveness this month of January and I am on it! Today, I got out of bed at 2:12am or so before my second snooze went off. I thought it was the more alive choice. I quickly watered the plants and restocked the fridge with a […]

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Plan for a New Year Revolution not a New Year Resolution

Plan for a New Year Revolution not a New Year Resolution

01.04.2014 by admin

Aren’t you curious why diets don’t work, good things don’t last, and we don’t live happily ever after? Let’s face facts. We are all easily bamboozled, swindled, and hoodwinked with our quick fix culture. Diets don’t work, but we jump on the next diet bandwagon telling ourselves that this time it will be different. Relationships […]

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January FOCUS: Alive and Thrive in 2014!

January FOCUS: Alive and Thrive in 2014!

01.01.2014 by admin

Here is what you have been requesting, an extended community of like-minded individuals across the country supporting each other and working on a common assignment to bring out the best in themselves and those they touch—sharing their learning and growing, inspiring and encouraging each other. Each of you who deals in will receive a new […]

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New Year, New Outlook – Fulfillment Beyond Goals

New Year, New Outlook – Fulfillment Beyond Goals

01.01.2014 by admin

I remember this time last year, I was really struggling to start the New Year out right with a positive, can-do attitude. Things have been challenging for us financially and it hangs over my head like a cloud. Additionally, we have an amazing list of initiatives. Each one seems the most important when it is […]

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Wisdom from Wendy Strgar

Wisdom from Wendy Strgar

12.29.2013 by admin

A number of years ago, Judith and I met a woman deeply dedicated to personal transformation through interpersonal interaction and intimacy. Judith signed up for her newsletter and periodically has read passages to me. The following passage blew me away for its wisdom and depth. Her name is Wendy Strgar. Wendy suggests that you pick […]

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Want to Hit More Goals This Year? Try on a Hat.

Want to Hit More Goals This Year? Try on a Hat.

12.19.2013 by admin

 I just finished celebrating the holidays with my staff yesterday. We were visioning for our new year and chose COMPLETION as one of our core principles for our company. The gift I gave my staff was a rack of hats. Why? You might ask. We found out that it’s a great productivity tool! I have a […]

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Understanding Compassion Starts with Understanding Others

Understanding Compassion Starts with Understanding Others

12.13.2013 by admin

  We are well underway in the season of compassion kicked off with Hanukkah and extending to the New Year. Compassion may be one of the most important words in the human lexicon regardless of the language. But It is also a word that is rarely used with its full meaning. At its essence, compassion […]

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Yearning Like Sally Field

Yearning Like Sally Field

12.03.2013 by admin

Recently, when Judith and I were working on a keynote to help people identify their deeper yearnings behind everything they do, what came to mind when writing was Sally Field’s acceptance speech at the 1985 Academy Awards. Her acceptance speech began with a warm acknowledgement of many others. She finished by saying that she could […]

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Most Families Don’t Raise Kids Who Massacre

Most Families Don’t Raise Kids Who Massacre

11.22.2013 by admin

Most families do not raise mass murderers. Let’s consider the fact that people do not become mass murderers because they’re enjoying life. They become mass murderers because of some deeper functional disturbance, illness, or other problem along with the fact that they haven’t learned to feel a sense of belonging in the world and membership […]

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How to Date and Be Yourself

How to Date and Be Yourself

11.21.2013 by admin

Transcription: I think it was in The Week, where research said that 100% of dating couples lie to each other at some point. Now the lie might be an exaggeration and remember that there are lies of omission and lies of commission as well. Here’s an interesting thought: if I am looking for someone with […]

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Want a Great Life Project? Recognize Mistakes and Make Even More!

Want a Great Life Project? Recognize Mistakes and Make Even More!

11.20.2013 by admin

Transformers make more mistakes. They also get the most out of life, and fulfill their potential. They make more mistakes because they follow their yearning and engage fully, learning and growing. They have what researcher Carol Dweck calls a “growth mindset.” Non-Transformers have a “fixed mindset.” For them, mistakes are an indictment–while mistakes are lessons and […]

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Celebrating Same Sex Marriage Equality in Illinois!

Celebrating Same Sex Marriage Equality in Illinois!

11.06.2013 by admin

I get a kick out of people who are against gay marriage. You’ve got to ask yourself: why? Why is same sex marriage so threatening?  Wouldn’t you rather have people be able to dedicate to a life partner? Wouldn’t you rather they all have health insurance and have the rights that everyone else has? Are […]

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Live Life on the Edge!

Live Life on the Edge!

10.10.2013 by admin

How do you live life on the edge? Is it jumping out of airplanes? Bunjee Jumping? Rock Climbing? A lot of people believe living outrageously means thrill seeking, but risky activities are just random impulses. We look at it is as strategically doing things you’ve never done before and being the you that you’re afraid […]

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Stand Strong and Stay in Relationship!

Stand Strong and Stay in Relationship!

09.20.2013 by admin

Don’t go to bed angry. Has someone ever given you that advice? Were you warned that your relationship would be over if you fought? Well, that’s just not true. In great relationships, some couples go to bed angry and some couples fight a great deal. The critical element in fighting isn’t if you fight or […]

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“I Love Sales People” – Getting Great Results

“I Love Sales People” – Getting Great Results

09.06.2013 by admin

I love working with sales people. They are my heroes—warriors who face more rejection and have more possibility for reward than the rest of the population. As sales people, we have to make offers, ask for things, and transact with people. We want people to like and accept us, and we face the reality that […]

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Can You Do Whatever You Want?

08.16.2013 by admin

How do you define freedom? Most people define it as being given the right to do something, but true freedom is a moment-by-moment choice. It’s the choice to be true to yourself–a right no one can give to you or take away. Limited Liberty This week, I was talking with a group of singles about […]

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Be More Productive!

08.06.2013 by admin

I’m coaching a team right now who has very aggressive deliverables for their organization. They are really looking at their productivity and how to maximize not only their output but also their experience. Work Fulfilled, Live Fulfilled We talk about productivity in very business-like terms. Metrics. What you’ve achieved. How fast you are working. Accomplishment […]

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Have You Ever Played In A Band?

Have You Ever Played In A Band?

07.31.2013 by admin

Have you ever been in a band? If so, then you know what it is to have resonance with something greater than you—to be connected to a larger whole. When there’s a shift in the melody while rehearsing, the harmony is still maintained because the band is resonating with each other. Band members can fill […]

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Are You That Person Who Avoids The Smell In The Room?

07.23.2013 by admin

We all do it on some level… avoiding. Learn from Dr. Bob what avoidance means and how you can overcome it to start living the life you’ve dreamed of! Download our Life Project Planner to help you get started now on keeping your agreements and achieving your goals!

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How To Get Out Of A Relationship

How To Get Out Of A Relationship

07.11.2013 by admin

Someone was just asking me about when’s the “right time” to leave a relationship, and this mad me laugh because the truth of the matter is most people don’t even get into a relationship. You don’t need to leave a relationship if you’re already in a relationship because if you’re fully in it and it’s […]

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A Look into the Year of Transformation: Playing

A Look into the Year of Transformation: Playing

07.05.2013 by admin

Get an inside look at what happens in our Year of Transformation class. In this particular week, we take a glance at Conor’s week with his assignment on Playing. Watch this video to see how he did with his week and get feedback from Dr. Bob Wright. It’s never too late to have a happy […]

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

07.03.2013 by admin

Download Your Free Copy of Our Emotional Curriculum! Everyone of us was built to do more and be more than we are today because we’re designed to do that. One of the key elements to that design are our emotions and the primary emotions: fear, hurt, anger, sadness, and joy, are how we learn and […]

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Emotions–Good for Business?

Emotions–Good for Business?

06.17.2013 by admin

“Leave them at home.” That’s what most of us were told about our emotions, directly or indirectly, when we started our careers. Yet research is undeniably demonstrating that checking our feelings at the door could really cost us—individually and company-wide. The best CEOs, salespeople, and individual performers have high emotional intelligence—-they are in touch with […]

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Dr. Bob on Mothers Who Hold Onto Their Children

Dr. Bob on Mothers Who Hold Onto Their Children

06.08.2013 by admin

A woman that I saw yesterday morning is facing a transformational crisis. Her youngest child is going to high school and her eldest child is looking at colleges. She has, historically, dedicated herself to mothering and she’s in a bind because she needs to birth herself.  There are a lot of ways that women sacrifice […]

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Dr. Bob on Couples who Blame & Defend

Dr. Bob on Couples who Blame & Defend

06.07.2013 by admin

  I met with a couple this morning that is stuck in fights. Underneath the blaming and the defending that they do with each other is the fact that they’re each hurt. She grew up in a family where it was really crazy and her family used her vulnerability against her. So she swore she […]

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Face Your Fears And Become More Confident

Face Your Fears And Become More Confident

06.01.2013 by admin

My definition of self-confidence is the capacity to embrace the anxiety of living life fully, to face our fears, to engage, to learn, to grow, to transform. Self-confidence requires enough security to look at the limits of my capacities and embrace my insecurities. The human condition is one where anxiety is common to all human […]

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Play For Pay

Play For Pay

05.31.2013 by admin

Think back to when you were a child. You’re outside, the sun is shining on your face, the wind blowing through your hair, and you can hear the other kids shouting while you’re running around playing without a care in the world. Playing tag, scuffing you’re knees, getting messy. This was a time in our […]

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How To Live A Great Life

How To Live A Great Life

05.11.2013 by admin

I’ve been having some pretty significant realizations lately that even though  I still feel like the same 21 year old as I used to be, I’m an “old man,” and a lot of people see me as an “old man.” I’m acutely aware of this as I’ve been watching videos and reading blogs of younger […]

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Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

05.09.2013 by admin

I remember the first time we went on vacation to northern Wisconsin. It was 1956 and I was eight. Chevy’s were growing wings like Cadillac’s and we drove a boring 1954 Ford on this adventure. When we came around the last curve and down the hill onto the peninsula at Reimer’s Birch Point Resort late […]

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The Truth About Self-Confidence

The Truth About Self-Confidence

05.07.2013 by admin

Self-confidence is an illusion. What matters is that we’re authentic, genuine, and talking. Now if you want to go into a job interview and appear what people call self-confident, then prepare! Think about what you want to know. If it’s a job interview, the biggest thing to do is interview the interviewer. Make sure that […]

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The End Game

The End Game

04.20.2013 by admin

Dr. Bob Wright talks about how to live a more fulfilled life.

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Dr. Bob Wright on School Closings

Dr. Bob Wright on School Closings

04.16.2013 by admin

  It’s too early to tell if closing 54 schools is a good thing or a bad thing. The really important question we must address is our commitment to having the best teachers teaching our children. If closing these schools helps us get rid of teachers who are not diligent, then that’s a good because […]

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The Power of Liking and Agreeing

The Power of Liking and Agreeing

04.09.2013 by admin

Have you ever noticed how much power there is in expressing what you like and agree with? The Power of Liking Your word has power because you are declaring a position and making a commitment. A “like”—something you like or are agreeable to—suggests that you have a desire, a passion. You feel attracted to or […]

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Remembering Roger Ebert’s Humanity

Remembering Roger Ebert’s Humanity

04.05.2013 by admin

The passing of Roger Ebert is the loss of a man who had stellar values. He valued truth, authenticity, congruency, genuineness, creativity, ingenuity, and courage. I think once he dealt with his alcoholism he became even more astute, and his insight into himself and his humanity increased. That was really one of the richest things […]

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Dr. Bob Talks About Partying, Casual Sex And The Fear of Commitment

Dr. Bob Talks About Partying, Casual Sex And The Fear of Commitment

04.03.2013 by admin

There is a phenomenon that I find curious and it’s the “hookup” culture. I was asking a young participant in the Year of Transformation with an Ivy league doctorate if it really exists the way I’ve heard it and seen it portrayed. What happens is a group of people go out together, they drink, they […]

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Don’t Miss Our Next Transformer Series with Ari Weinzweig!

Don’t Miss Our Next Transformer Series with Ari Weinzweig!

04.01.2013 by admin

Ari Weinzweig and Zingerman’s are so inspirational. The commitment to individual satisfaction is so great that every employee in their company develops a personal vision. Zingerman’s is a community of nine businesses that work to the benefit of the individual. They make life sustainable and workable. They love being with other people and you feel […]

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Conversations With A “Lapsed Anarchist”

Conversations With A “Lapsed Anarchist”

03.29.2013 by admin

  I had a great conversation with Ari Weinzweig, founder of Zingerman’s. While talking about how to deepen his Twelve Laws of Natural Business, he was acknowledging our work in awakening him to brain science and how to really take the Zingerman’s visioning into long-term transformation for their employees. He mentioned reading about attachment theory […]

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Visions of Inspiration #16

Visions of Inspiration #16

03.18.2013 by admin

“Joy is available from every place at every time on this earth. The job of allowing it to consciousness is up to us.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Have You Thought About Being Quiet? Shhhh….The Power of Silence

Have You Thought About Being Quiet? Shhhh….The Power of Silence

03.15.2013 by admin

When you think of power, you probably think about an assertive boss or coworker, a speaker captivating a room, an inlaw who dominates a conversation, or someone driving a meeting. It’s no surprise—that’s the aspect of power that dominates the media, our classroom case studies, and our psyche. But have you thought about passive power-—attractive […]

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Happiness After 40

Happiness After 40

03.14.2013 by admin

Dr. Bob Wright in this PeopleJam video talks about the pursuit happiness in the second half of life.  

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Visions of Inspiration #14

Visions of Inspiration #14

03.06.2013 by admin

  “Stick with what you know and you will be stuck in where you go.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Being Single and Loving Life

Being Single and Loving Life

03.01.2013 by admin

Singlehood is a time to rebel. It’s a time to test limits. It’s a time to say, “You know, I don’t agree.” And we usually end up close to where we started. But in the meantime, we’ve made it ours, and it’s no longer somebody else’s. Part of singlehood is obvious: it’s to become independent. […]

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The Integrity of Leadership

The Integrity of Leadership

02.27.2013 by admin

  The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer claims that trust in business leaders is less than 50 percent. That’s not really that big of a surprise given that individuals in corporations are experiencing that their corporation feels freer to cut them and maintain corporate profits. The gap between “haves” and “have-nots” is larger than it’s been […]

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Visions of Inspiration #12

Visions of Inspiration #12

02.26.2013 by admin

  “How can I know where to go until I know where I am?” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #10

Visions of Inspiration #10

02.24.2013 by admin

  “Shame is a bush many people hide behind to avoid full responsibility. They take a psychological pain and chronically hang on to it, using it as a shield.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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How Family Systems Affect The Long-Term Well-Being of Children

How Family Systems Affect The Long-Term Well-Being of Children

02.22.2013 by admin

  Dr. Bob responds to a comment from his previous blog: Most Families Don’t Raise Kids Who Massacre Jacqueline said: “Thank you. Validation that feelings exist in everyone is essential. When that simple truth is denied especially in young children, absent a parent who possesses the skills to model appropriate resolution; the risk for discharging […]

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Visions of Inspiration #8

Visions of Inspiration #8

02.21.2013 by admin

  “The way we partner with life is by partnership with the truth first and foremost.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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The Best Couples Are The Ones That Fight

The Best Couples Are The Ones That Fight

02.19.2013 by admin

    I have to suppress a smile when someone tells me how great their relationship is and that they never fight because what they just told me is that they avoid each other in a lot of different ways. They essentially have each carved out their own territory and avoided bumping into each other. […]

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Dr. Bob Answers A Question On Listening To The News and Commentary

Dr. Bob Answers A Question On Listening To The News and Commentary

02.18.2013 by admin

“Hey, Dr. Bob, I have a quick question—I could have sworn that I read something in the book about learning to stay away or steer clear of large amounts of negative news and commentary. Along the lines of the more negative, victim orientation we’re surrounded by and absorbing, the harder it is to focus our […]

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Visions of Inspiration #6

Visions of Inspiration #6

02.16.2013 by admin

  “You don’t know how to make meaningful time because you expect time to make meaning.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.  

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Gift

The Ultimate Valentine’s Gift

02.13.2013 by admin

  Want the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift? It is the gift of you. Fully engaging, authentically stepping into the unknown of spontaneous interaction. Develop your social emotional intelligence and learn to truly nourish each other. Do you want to know how? Attend our Transform! Training for a weekend of intimacy and a lifetime of fulfillment […]

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Are You Really Engaged? Give Your Goals the “So That” Test!

Are You Really Engaged? Give Your Goals the “So That” Test!

02.13.2013 by admin

  Most people think they are engaged in their lives, because they are busy, active, and doing something. You may be pursuing your goals and keeping yourself moving every moment, but are you really engaged? Our research shows that true engagement, the kind that leads to fulfillment in every area of your life, is guided […]

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Men, Emotions, and the Truth Women Don’t Want to Face

Men, Emotions, and the Truth Women Don’t Want to Face

02.12.2013 by admin

With Valentine’s Day coming up, “love” is a big subject. Our research pretty much demonstrates that love is a function of emotional contact, engagement, knowing each other, affirming each other, supporting each other, believing in each other, and it requires a great deal of contact and interaction. Men are historically known to want less contact […]

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Visions of Inspiration #4

Visions of Inspiration #4

02.11.2013 by admin

“Worrying is a negative event. It wastes energy, is a stalling action and inhibits much meaningful progress. Many are addicted to worrying to avoid risk.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #2

Visions of Inspiration #2

02.08.2013 by admin

  “We are sculptors impeccably shaping the clay of our lives with our intent.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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How To Keep Meaningful Relationships After Marriage

How To Keep Meaningful Relationships After Marriage

02.05.2013 by admin

I want to respond to Bob Booth’s request to talk about marriage and family and I’m going to tie that in with our current research on Transformers, because the Transformers that we study had a divorce rate of under 4 percent. In addition to that, they had great careers, their marriages and parenting were strong, […]

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Mixing Family and Business in the Next Generation: Recipe for Success or Disaster?

02.01.2013 by admin

Mixing family & business – there are definitely advantages and disadvantages, especially when you are looking at multiple generations. The disadvantages are so powerful that in most cases they wipe out the advantages. So what are the big problems? Here are 3 reasons I have seen serious problems and even failure. (stay tuned to the […]

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Zig Ziglar – The King of Sales – Passes Away

Zig Ziglar – The King of Sales – Passes Away

11.29.2012 by admin

The reigning king of sales support and inspiration for generations has passed away today. Zig Ziglar was the “can do” coach to millions via audio tape, CD, Video, and live presentations. Author of many books from See You at the Top in 1975  to 2012’s Born to Win, Ziglar was a Nightingale Conant cornerstone who motivated many a […]

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Are You Using Critical Thinking In Voting?

Are You Using Critical Thinking In Voting?

11.06.2012 by admin

I was meeting with some of our Wright Graduate University students this past weekend and we were delving into how we make decisions in voting. The biggest disappointment I have is that people don’t talk about the core values that distinguish Democratic principles from Republican principles. For example, Republicans theoretically stand for individual rights and […]

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