The Wisdom Blog

Nothing Changes Unless You Change Your Thinking

The purpose of MBC"s blogs is to have readers think new thoughts, offer wisdom to reflect on their issues, and enable words that alter what they already know.

The Message

THE MESSAGE (10-minute read) Ram Dass Richard Mirabal Rabbi Zalman Schacter Being an Elder has been my path for some time. In the beginning, the path was challenging, given the materialistic, mechanistic, profit-motivated, youth-oriented ecosystem...

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THE WARNING SIGNS OF LEADERSHIP DECLINE

THE PRESENT PROBLEMS With the blistering demands to reinvent your company fast enough to cope with evolving technologies, demographic shifts, scientific breakthroughs, heated competition, employee recruitment and retention, and seismic shifts in...

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IF ONLY I WERE ENLIGHTENED

If only I were enlightened, I'd use this time of fear, doubt, and anxiety, to notice my instinctive and unexamined reactions to the pandemic stimulus. I'd explore my automatic emotional responses that have come along. I'd check where in...

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THE WISDOM OF LEADERS

EXCERPTS FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. MARC COOPER Q: Why are you still going headlong into leadership development at the age of 75? MBC: Today, more than ever, there is a 'missing' element in leadership that is fundamental and critical...

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THE LISTENING OF WISDOM

The Power of Wisdom Wise leaders are powerful leaders. Wise leaders know wisdom shifts the context, the content and relationships. When wisdom is involved, people speak to one another in a different tone. When wisdom is present, people listen -...

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HUMILITY

A NECESSARY INGREDIENT FOR LEADERSHIP INTRODUCTION In a recent issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a team of researchers reviewed studies of a once-widespread, but now a nearly extinct, personal trait. This trait "is...

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THE PURPOSE OF PURPOSE

The craving for purpose is a defining characteristic of human beings. Numbers of acclaimed psychologists assert human beings require a purpose or suffer psychological difficulties. According to numbers of business pundits, the same holds true for a...

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LEADERS AS CAUSE

Causality is the relationship between cause and effect, based on the principle that at some level, everything has a "cause." Without question, causality is the overriding context in which business occurs. Leaders in a causality context are...

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The Two Inner Competencies of Great Leaders

There are certain core competencies that great leaders possess that ordinary leaders do not have to the same degree. These competencies are one, tremendous inner focus, and two, the ability to be genuinely empathic. Competency 1- Inner Focus The...

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DEFRAGGING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

ITS IMPACT ON DENTISTS INTRODUCTION: It is clear to me, the healthcare system in undergoing defragmentation. The defragmentation process is rapidly accelerating because of the unhinged rising cost of healthcare, the leaps in AI and the...

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

DENTISTRY'S COSTLY OMISSION What is noticeably missing from the dental industry is an authentic social responsibility. Social responsibility is when individuals and companies have a duty to act in the best interests of their environment and...

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THE BIOLOGY OF WISDOM

MAKING BRAINS CHANGE THE IMPACT OF WISDOM ON LEADERSHIP Wisdom goes far beyond information. Most information today has a very short shelf life, and what we know today will be obsolete tomorrow. But wisdom goes beyond knowledge. Wisdom is...

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TRANSFORMATION - ACCESS TO INSPIRATION

"There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it, or you can inspire it." - Simon Sinek INTRODUCTION - TRANSFORMATION Transform is a transitive verb. A transitive verb has two characteristics. First, it is an...

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Why Your Core Values Aren't Really Core

ASSERTION Are your espoused core values the true core of your business? In many cases, they're not. They simply don't meet the definition of core. Core is defined as the central or most important part of something. A simple analogy is the...

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The Behavioral Question-Based Interview

THE POWER OF BEHAVIORAL QUESTIONS "How do I conduct a successful interview with a new candidate?" is a question I hear frequently. And my response is always, "by listening." People are somewhat bewildered by this answer, but it is...

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"Consciousness" for a Conscious Culture

YOU CAN'T HAVE A CONSCIOUS CULTURE WITHOUT CONSCIOUS PEOPLE ASSERTION In my experience, businesses which operate from a conscious culture demonstrate the following outcomes: greater employee retention, easier recruitment, better work...

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WISDOM AS LIVED

"A leader, without wisdom, is dangerous. A wise person, without leadership, is useless. But if they work together, they are unstoppable." – Charles Tadros   INTRODUCTION Numbers of academicians, recognized business leaders, and...

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WISDOM AND SPIRITUALITY

It was June of 2011. I was just hitting my mid-sixties. Things in my business world were going well. My clients nearly all recovered from the Great Recession, most found solid traction for increasing revenues and growth. My job at this time was riding...

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WISDOM AND SPIRITUALITY

Wisdom is insight and knowledge about oneself and the world along with sound judgment in dealing with life's problems. Wisdom reflects an integration of values, feelings, thoughts, and actions. And because Wisdom is needed for matters that are...

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SHORT STORIES OF WISDOM

"A good short story takes me out of myself and then stuffs me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit." ― David Sedaris   The Wise Woman's Stone A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in...

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