Creating a More Inspired World

Creating a More Inspired World

As many of you know, we launched a new movement, “To Create a More Inspired World”, last year. The reason for this initiative is well captured in this essay by David Brooks in the New York Times. Our aim is to reverse the dystopian perspective that is...
Zoom Fatigue

Zoom Fatigue

A recent study from the University of Arizona suggests that “Zoom fatigue” is not caused by spending endless hours on zoom calls, but from the stress caused by having the camera always turned on, which forces us to stare endlessly at ourselves. In this study, half the...
The Most Important Question to Ask Ourselves

The Most Important Question to Ask Ourselves

As we learn to navigate a hybrid world of work (for many, but not all), we have become preoccupied with issues such as technology, burnout, engagement, collaboration, recruitment, the pandemic, mental health, stress, how to motivate employees and many other...
How Will You Handle Covid Vaccination Mandates?

How Will You Handle Covid Vaccination Mandates?

Science tells us that any of us can be carriers and spreaders of Covid, regardless of whether we are vaccinated or not. Vaccination is immensely successful in preventing people from dying or being hospitalized – but vaccinated and unvaccinated people are equally...
The Great Reset

The Great Reset

Every day we are hearing about: A desperate shortage of qualified employees Employees’ reluctance to return to physical premises More than 40% of employees thinking of quitting A general disillusionment with, and distrust of, big government and Corporations. In...
Announcing A New On-line Course on Higher Ground Leadership®

Announcing A New On-line Course on Higher Ground Leadership®

For the past year, HR.com and The Secretan Center Inc. have been collaborating to create the first coach-led, online learning experience for Higher Ground Leadership®. The beta version is launching on June 29, 2021. It will be led by two of our most...
Can Love Ever be as Entertaining as Violence?

Can Love Ever be as Entertaining as Violence?

40 years ago, I made two decisions that have shaped my life: I refused to go to any movies where gratuitous violence (or violence of any form) was part of the script, and, I gave up my TV and have not owned one since. The second choice was made to support the first...
Ask me a Question!

Ask me a Question!

For many people, the world feels less inspiring these days, so we decided to start a new movement to change that. We are building a community. As part of this ambitious initiative, I posted a comment on social media in which I said: “Ask me a question about...
The Amazon Monopoly

The Amazon Monopoly

Warning:  This is a rant! There are millions of books on Amazon.com and hundreds of thousands of authors who earn their living—theoretically—from this market-dominant company. The mechanics of how this works for an author may not be obvious to the general public. ...
A Very Special Offer

A Very Special Offer

One of the regular participants in our weekly Inspiration in the Cloud Zoom sessions (www.secretan.com/inspiration-cloud), and my good friend, Stephan Hein from London, UK, is offering a very special gift to us – he will present a Yoga Nidra session for us on March...
What a New American President Can Teach Us

What a New American President Can Teach Us

Thirteen years ago, the day after President Barack Obama was elected to his first term in office (November 5, 2008), I wrote the following blog. Then I posted it again prior to his second term, and again following the Innauguration of President Trump. Here, I offer it...
Let’s Aim Higher!

Let’s Aim Higher!

I don’t know if you are a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but the last day of 2020 seems the most appropriate time to address that subject. To put it kindly, 2020 has been a challenging year. There is much talk about flattening the curve, inoculating the majority of...