Monthly Archives: January 2013

My Top 3 Leader Resolutions for 2013

Like many people, I use the entry into a new year as a time to assess what I am grateful about and to make proclamations about what I’d like to do differently this year. Here are my top three leader … READ MORE

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Using the Motivational Triad to Eat Healthier, Part 4: Energy Efficiency

For earlier posts in this series, click the following: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. One misconception people have is that eating healthy takes more time and effort.  Ok, I will concede that in some ways it does.  Our … READ MORE

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Using the Motivational Triad to Eat Healthier, Part 3: Avoiding Pain

None of us wants to be in poor health, overweight and unfit.  We all want to have good energy, be trim and feel good.  I have yet to come across anyone who doesn’t care about their health, at least on … READ MORE

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Integrity: Don’t Reach the Top Without It

Several things have happened this year in a short amount of time: Nobody was elected into the baseball hall of fame, despite people like Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro being eligible (and all of … READ MORE

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Using the Motivational Triad to Eat Healthier, Part 2: Seeking Pleasure

In case you missed Part 1, click here. Eating is pleasurable. And nature intended it that way.  The hunger response (pain) and the enjoyment associated with eating has kept us alive and thriving as a species.  Our instincts also tell … READ MORE

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Using the Motivational Triad to Eat Healthier

How many of you have a love/hate relationship with food?  You know you need to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.  You know you should eat less pizza, ice cream, dessert, burgers, cookies and cheese.   But even when … READ MORE

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Using the Motivational Triad to Exercise More Consistently, Part 3: Energy Efficiency

Welcome to Part 3 of our series on exercising more consistently using the principles of the Motivational Triad, as described in the book The Pleasure Trap.  The Motivational Triad states that all humans a) seek pleasure, b) avoid pain and … READ MORE

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Using the Motivational Triad to Exercise More Consistently, Part 2: Avoid Pain

In Part 1 of this series, we explored how the Motivational Triad described in the book The Pleasure Trap has driven the way humans have made decisions since the beginning of their existence.  The triad states that humans a) seek … READ MORE

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Using the Motivational Triad to Exercise More Consistently, Part 1: Make it Pleasurable

In the book, The Pleasure Trap, authors Drs. Lisle and Goldhammer talk about a triad that helps explain what drives and has driven human behavior over the centuries.  The triad quite simply is this: as humans we a) seek pleasure, … READ MORE

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