Why Women May Be Better Leaders

By Ray Williams

The issue of the glass ceiling has been with us for sometime now, yet relatively little progress is being made in North America, when it comes to senior executive positions and boards of directors, compared to other countries, where significant progress is being made in gender diversity. At the same time, there is increasing evidence […]

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Why Second Best May Be Better Than Trying To Be Superstar

By Ray Williams

Want to be successful in your career and life? Just follow the example of the superstars of business, celebrities, professional athletes and entertainers. Emulate the habits of Tiger Woods (before his personal crisis), Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Lance Armstrong or Sir Richard Branson. Or at the organizational level, just follow the examples of Apple, GE […]

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Why “Busyness” is Not Productivity

By Ray Williams

Talk to almost anyone today, and they complain about having “no time,” about being too busy.  And we now equate that busyness to productivity and a characteristic of a successful life. The truth of the matter is that busyness does not result in greater productivity and that busyness is contributing to a culture of continuous […]

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“Slow exercise” may be better than a fast sweat

By Ray Williams

Fitness and medical experts have inundated us with the advice of regular exercise to maintain a healthy body and mind. This is often portrayed by popular media and fitness clubs promote the vigorous, and even “no pain, no gain,” approach to fitness. There is some new research out now that indicates that a slower and more mindful approach to exercise may be just as, or even more beneficial for some people.

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