iOS app Android app

Problem Solving

Why Frustration Is Fantastic and How to Own It

Amy Crumpton | Posted 02.26.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

Frustration is not a reason to throw dirt on the fire and head home. You'll miss something stellar if you do. Frustration is the flame that lights up a dark situation and ushers us through to the sunrise.

Two Words That Are Getting in the Way of Your Happiness

Heather Gray | Posted 02.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Heather Gray

When people talk about why they aren't happy, they usually can quickly tick off a list of things. They talk about a job that is going nowhere, overwhelming financial debt, complicated relationships that are stressing them out, or being unhappy with where they are living.

Education and Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.22.2017 | Education
Steven Cohen

Education is not just facts and concepts, but the application of knowledge and understanding to important tasks and problems. Measuring that type of learning requires more than standardized tests.

Beware of Labels

Estelle Williams | Posted 02.19.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Estelle Williams

Notwithstanding the professional help that needs to be sought in cases of addiction and other such critical issues, family and friends frequently find they must offer some response of support and will be on the front line to many a crisis.

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into Opportunity

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Brett Berhoff

Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.

From Brainstorming to Ideation

Bill Donius | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Bill Donius

Brainstorming, the darling strategic planning management tool that dates back to the late 1930's, oftentimes in today's world comes up short of producing new, exciting and workable ideas.

Knowing Where to Look

Michael Neill | Posted 01.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

While I actually think that's beautiful in and of itself, I also love the question: If you had to sum up everything you've learned about life in one or two sentences, what would they be?

5 Ways to Enhance Your Problem-Solving Skills

Sara Hirsch | Posted 01.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Sara Hirsch

Because managers can have a heart wrenching effect on the people around, it is especially important for organizations to relate to these findings. But of course we could all benefit from enhancing our problem-solving skills. When faced with solving a problem start by asking yourself:

An Entrepreneurial Perspective on Philanthropy

Naveen Jain | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business
Naveen Jain

While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it "philanthropy" is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive. Instead, philanthropist should think like an entrepreneur and think of social challenges as an opportunity to create large enterprises.

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.07.2017 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

How to Help Your Team Make Good Decisions

David Dye | Posted 01.08.2017 | Business
David Dye

In my experience working with thousands of leaders, this is one of the most untapped resources you have available to you, but it's also a big source of frustration.

The New Year Bonanza in Parenting Books: Unlocking Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Why do Children Do What they Do? What's on Their Minds? How Can Parents Know their Child's Inner World? Unlocking Parental Intelligence lifts the cur...

Teach for the Test Versus Learn for the Test

Eric Eisner | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
Eric Eisner

The hundreds and hundreds of middle school students we see are more concerned with managing teacher expectations and less with learning. Standardized tests calibrate approval exclusively with right and wrong answers instead of any grasp of why an answer is correct or, better yet, why the question was posed in the first place.

Sit Down for This One

Nancy Solomon | Posted 12.15.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Solomon

If you're sitting down and reading this--which you probably are--stop for a second and look down at your lap. Right there looking back at you may be t...

20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

Rough Day for Your Teen? Give Him a Smooth Finish with Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When you understand his mind, then quite naturally solutions will emerge. You don't really know the overarching problem yet. The grades are just the behavior that is sending a message. It is your job to decipher that message. That's using Parental Intelligence.

Emotional Contagion: Catching your Child's Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Emotions are contagious! Parents can catch strong emotions in their children alerting them to cues of their feelings without a word expressed. Parents catch a feeling from their child such as seeing fear or anger in a facial expression.

Embracing Your Plus Size

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.04.2016 | Technology
Linda Lauren

After my purchase of the iPhone 6 Plus, I began to realize that I was fumbling a lot because my hands were small and the phone felt clumsy in them. I set out to discover ways around this new size so that I could embrace it to it's full potential.

Angry Kids and the Parents Who Love Them

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Does your child's alarm clock turn a wake-up call into moody battle? Does your teen drop all his clothes on the floor, so you can't walk through his room? Or, do you feel like your teen is freezing you out with a steady glare in his eyes?

Education in a Child's Best Interest

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

Tony Wagner is an educator's educator and should be the hero of every parent whose child is going through the American education system. A former high...

How Silliness Can Keep You Sharp

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 10.18.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The history of great ideas is littered with many that, when they were proposed, qualified as silly but ultimately proved to be correct. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Marx are examples of clever silly originators.

A Conversation with "Unlocking Parental Intelligence" Author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

This conversation is between Sally Allen of Books, Ink's HamletHub and author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

A Neophyte's Guide to Hackathons

Bill Donius | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Bill Donius

I decided to take part in a hackathon recently to see what was causing all the buzz in the business world. I also developed a primer for hackathon neophytes, along with reasons why you should give this latest problem-solving methodology a try.

Tips for Parents to Help Kids Weather Frustrations and Disappointments Using Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parental Intelligence includes listening to your child's feelings and responding to them. Understanding what lies behind the initial frustration or disappointment leads to resolving problems that are masked by the unfortunate event.

7 'Tips' to Become a Better Creative Problem-Solver

Ulli Appelbaum | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Ulli Appelbaum

We're all subject to these biases whether we want it or not and any of them can limit our ability to generate and entertain novel thoughts and ideas. So what can we do to overcome these biases and boost our creative problem-solving skills?