Stress and Natural Alignment
Long-standing readers of the Fulcrum would acknowledge that it constitutes a library of uncommon insights regarding human development, leadership and executive performance. (more…)
The Magic of Kindness
Dictionary definition of Kindness: “having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence”
Each form of life leaves in their trail a unique signature evidence for having been there. Bears leave behind scratches on trees; birds – nests; beavers – dams; wolves – skeletons of their prey. (more…)
The Intelligence of Stillness
An evolving ecology or process cannot exist in a state of equilibrium. It’s either building or slowing momentum; expanding or contracting; growing or diminishing. (more…)
The Power of New Beginnings
Astronomers tell us that the universe is expanding in mind-boggling speeds. Within the next few seconds, our galaxy will have moved on to occupy never previously visited new spaces. Space-wise, the universe is in a constant journey of new beginnings in ways that defy the imagination. (more…)
Entering 2019 From the Future
As we approach the moment of conclusion of the passing of yet another year in our lives, it presents an opportunity to let go of what needs to be let go of and fashion the mindset with which we seek to enter the New Year. (more…)
The Task of Listening
When a person speaks, we hear that which is spoken. Yet, the unspoken quite often screams louder than words through a person’s radiation and body language. (more…)
The Power of Gentle
You are invited in this Fulcrum episode to step into the mental teleportation chamber; to be beamed out into a space observatory that lucidly live streams any place on earth; where you can, at will, mentally zoom in and out of any location on the globe in a fraction of...
Setting Yourself Free
I greatly enjoyed my conversation with Aviv Shahar on the Create New Futures podcast! Our interview is now live: http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf39.
The Fountain of Youth
Driven by cut-throat competition and incessant pressure to perform and deliver, the business world is a hard, unforgiving environment. (more…)
Aims and Targets
Target: “a goal to be achieved”
Aim: “to intend or direct for a particular effect or purpose”
Every Forum Needs A Dreamer
There are two kinds of dreams: Those that we dream when we are asleep and those that we dream when we are awake. There are also two kinds of awake-time dreams: Useless day-dreams and creative dreams. (more…)
The Monday Brief
Being a leader, you are likely aware of the objectives vagueness syndrome. Some two thirds of the team members of most teams seem to forever not get their objectives and priorities properly sorted on any given week. (more…)
The 51% Rule
There are two ways to want something:
1. To want it in a way that achieves it.
2. To want it in a way that does not achieve it. (more…)
Windows of Opportunity
Definition of window of opportunity: A space in time that suddenly appears, like magic, making things possible that were not previously possible; thereby presenting precious opportunity for something new to happen. (more…)
Self-Awareness Revisited: A Little Snippet On The Move
You are likely familiar with the experience of trying to offer feedback to a person who has little interest in developing self-awareness, realising that it’s a waste of time and energy and can even back-lash in punishing ways. Fortunately, there are other ways to handle such situations. (more…)
Understanding Change: The Feminine Rising
Dramatic changes throughout history are often preceded by a sudden ‘left field’ occurrence that serves as a powerful trigger catalyst for a destiny-shaping event.
You have no doubt took notice of events regarding women coming forward and taking a firm, vociferous stand against sexual harassment and the bigger issue of gender...
The Other Cause Of Dementia
Prenote: It is a statistical fact that if not for the money, most employees would rather be doing something else than being at their workplace. Imagine the impact of this scenario on world economy. This fact has a deep connection to the subject of 21st century stress.
It’s a terrible, terrifying...
The Triad Of Growth: Time, Space and Opportunity
There are two kinds of growth in human affairs: Carnal and Spiritual. The former is fixed to established boundaries. The latter has no known limits.
Growth cannot happen without its building blocks. Bricks and mortar are required in order to build a house. But they don't build a home. Powers and...
The Power Of Belief
Being the author of remarkable breakthroughs and turnarounds throughout history, belief is a high-octane, self-generated catalyst of making things happen.
Belief is a mystery play, of awakening innate potentialities without knowing how. Because the signal of belief is compelling upon hidden powers that lie in waiting, in and outside the person.
The World Stage: The Males And Females Versus The Gentlemen and Ladies
Note: 'Male' and 'female' are referred to in this Fulcrum in the context of arrested development. By themselves, the male and female aspects of a human being are obviously an essential part of the natural human makeup.
There are times and occasions in life that call for taking positions. As an example,...
Leadership Dynamics: Creating Breakthroughs
Leaders are made in the crucibles of destiny, passion, and experience. No human alive can 'make leaders'. A purpose and its needs make leaders - leaders make themselves by their exposure to and desire to serve a constructive purpose. Only the few, however, elect to develop self-leadership in a way that sets them free...
Leadership And The Study Of Causes
Sound-bites and pixels do not make leaders. Neither do compulsive Twitter accounts followed by millions of people. Modern-day social media enables people and organizations to flood the human mind with megabytes; where truth spinning and distortion has become an art-form.
The confusion of leadership
Leadership is a confused subject. If someone can manoeuvre themselves to a...
The world is rapidly changing and so is the nature of leadership.
Leadership’s core business is change and there are two kinds of change dynamics affecting humanity:
Change that is imposed
Change that is chosen
An obvious example of imposed change is the alternation of night and day. Every day, every...
Leadership Dynamics: Purpose And Impartiality
This little offering is distilled from notes for recent client engagements that highlighted the subjects of purpose and impartiality in their leadership context.
There are certain developmental propositions that live at the heart of leadership development. Amongst the leaders of the pack are purpose perception and developing impartiality. There is a...
Very best wishes to you and yours for a happy, prosperous and fulfilling New Year.
May the coming year draw out the best of you and for the best of you help others be their best in these times of rapid change and incredible new opportunities to create new futures, develop and...
Personal Evolution: A Journey Into The Undiscovered Self
One of the most rewarding personal development practices is developing a quality that, to put it simply, one is not good at.
If you are a daring person, there is little point going into overdrive to develop your daring capacity. However, if you are beset by impatience and patience is called for,...
The Other Kind Of Intelligence
Limited and conditioned by the 21st century attitude to life, the evaluation and definition of intelligence are deeply bound up with the computational powers of the human brain.
The self-awareness gap
There is a massive, gaping ‘awareness abyss’ present in this way of approaching the evaluation of intelligence, giving birth to bizarre ideas,...
Am I A Natural Born Leader?
By birth-right potential, every human being is a natural born leader – of oneself. You and I are born to lead ourselves and leading ourselves is where leadership starts and ends in this life.
There are those rare few throughout history, charged already before birth with the destiny to lead others. But even...
Why Leaders Need Coaches
The 21st century is an unforgiving ecology. In a shape-shifting marketplace, one person's mistake is another's opportunity. It's an uncompromising playground, where the nature of the game keeps changing with no warning, thereby defining the leadership qualities that are needed in order to survive and thrive.
This comes in five parts:
The Concise Anatomy Of Trust in Its Interpersonal Context
Dictionary definition: “firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.”
In the course of my consulting work, helping leaders navigate the untold complexities of human behaviour, the trust challenge keeps rearing its head: “How can I create an atmosphere of trust within the team?” “How do I...
The Missing Blue
The difference between fate and destiny is that fate decides for you while the idea of destiny propositions an individual with self-elected choice.
This issue of the Fulcrum forays into the challenging worlds of ethics, posing the question: Why is the subject of ethics such a sore point in human behaviour?
Being At One’s Peak As Against Being At One’s Best
“When I compete for gold, I am focusing on giving my best, not on the medal. Because I know that if I focus on the medal I may not win it”
An Olympic champion’s mind-set
In the course of three decades of working with high performers, I witness the impact of the...
The Signature Of The Mind: What Do You Sign In And Out With?
A properly functioning mind is a person’s gate to the future. Everything we utter carries the signature of the presence or absence of our mind.
The universe ceaselessly searches for human minds that are compatible with the nature and currency of its high energy flows. By analogy, it’s a bit like...
The Voice Of Leadership
Living in a different dimension to the screeching sounds of the daily grind are the mute cries of the things that long to be heard, looking for people that possess the ability to faithfully and without bias be the voice of their message.
A high form of service
Being a voice for...
The Three Pillars And The Way Of Universal Leadership
There are many forms of leadership: Family, tribal, business, the military, the church, statesmanship, science, civil service… Living at the heart of it all is universal leadership, the crucible that gives leadership its core descriptions, motives and meanings: What is its nature? How does it work?
The Three Pillars
1. New Knowledge
The Three C’s Of Leading Breakthroughs
All meaningful breakthroughs – from science to the humanities to technology – are born in the minds of individuals. Whether these breakthroughs translate into useful applications depend on the three C’s: Communication; Conversation and Concentration.
Let’s cut straight to the chase.
When you communicate, what you utter comes out of a gradient...
The Intelligence Of Integrated Awareness
“As above, so below – If you want to study man, study the universe. If you want to study the universe, study man”. Both approaches, however, begin and end with self-awareness.
Whether one seeks to study oneself or the universe, self-awareness is the only media that allows for an intimate feeling...
The One And Only Guiding Principle You Ever Need For Time-Management
Value awareness shapes how we think about our mental and material resources. There are two values living in the ‘most precious’ category: How we relate to time and opportunity.
When it’s time for an energy snack, it presents an energising opportunity. That is, if it’s the right snack, as some don’t live up to...
The Triadic Impulse Of Strategic Innovation
The future of a company lives in its ability to renew and innovate. The spirit of strategic innovation is powered by three core elements:
Rapid response capabilities
Consider the Tesla phenomenon: In the space of a few years, through intelligent deployment of modern technology and networking,...
The Only Way To Effectively Contain Stress: New Self-Discovery
This Fulcrum articulates, in compounded coded language, the exact developmental formulae to contain stress by exercising the human option of self-discovery. It is recommended to read and re-read, as this issue is language-wise engineered to serve as a ‘soaking insight’.
Stress is on the rise. It is now understood that many...
How To ‘Switch On’ And Stay That Way: Self-Ignition Starter
It was a preparatory meeting with key players of a culture-change process that I was facilitating. One of the interview questions was “what is your current greatest challenge?”
The person’s answer was: “I feel like I am on auto-pilot. It sometimes feels like I am sleep-walking through the day because of...