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Stop Wasting Time Prioritizing (VIDEO)

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Edward Muzio

At the beginning of a new round of work -- and, for that matter, at any other time that it becomes clear that the group can't do everything -- proactive prioritization of group objectives is absolutely necessary.

What Matters?

Deborah Jiang Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang Stein

Rather than resolutions for the new year right now, I'm looking at a year-end tribute to life, not the sideline distractions.

Happiness Means Loving Yourself

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Your life should never be written on the margins of the page; it should be centered and prominent. Invite yourself to the feast of life. Be a participant not an observer.

It's the Democracy, Stupid!

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

We need to focus on our problems, and none is bigger than the state of our democracy. The disconnect between elected leaders and the people is dangerously large.

What Are Your Priorities, Really?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Look at areas of your life where you may be currently stuck in blame and complain, be it relationships, health, money, career, etc. Then you can apply this profoundly simple assessment tool I learned to discover where your priorities really lie.

Knowing What Matters Most

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

We probably can't have it all. But we can have what matters most if we know what that looks like and what it will take to pull it through for ourselves and those we love.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

Diversity of Voices & Values

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Here is a list of books to demonstrate that America does not lack for authentic, coherent, integral voices and values -- right now it lacks for honest leadership.

First Things First, Says McConnell

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Here in Priorityville, we know what matters, and Mayor McConnell has his priorities straight: Tax cuts.

REVIEW: Buckminster Fuller's 1928 Ideas & Integrities

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

6 Star and Beyond-the Essence of Fuller, the Future of Humanity I did not truly begin to understand the breadth and depth of Buckminster Fuller's thi...

Voters! Get Your Priorities Right!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

When bad times came, their first thought was to protect the fortunes of their rich. ************************************* Head for the lifeboats! Wo...

Five Misconceptions About Doing Both

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

I get a lot of questions about doing both, which challenges those who boil every decision down to this or that. While many have told me how much doing...

Worry Less: 10 Lessons From Cognitive Therapy

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

Ruminate less and it will help you de-stress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy offers lessons anyone can apply. Prioritize your values. If you cut someth...

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.

The War in Iraq: At What Cost?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The president asked the nation to "turn the page" last night. But what makes me so sad this morning is the enormous human cost of the war in Iraq; and how a massive number of people and families -- in America and Iraq -- have had their lives ended or changed forever because of this war and will have a hard time turning the page. So was the war in Iraq worth the enormous human cost?

America Cowed: Are We Too Frightened to Forge Our Future?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

As we remain mired in two costly and endless wars, and emerge from the Great Recession, the timorous have taken control. Our national debt is far lower a burden than it was after World War II, but our deficit in confidence is far higher.

What Is an Emergency?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Congress is about to pass an additional $32 billion to pay for the war In Afghanistan, while at the same time, it struggles with a $23 billion bill to forestall the layoff of nearly 300,000 teachers.

Boundaries and Priorities: Week 8 of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

This is not to say it won't take an enormous amount of work to get rid of my boundaries. I feel the walls in my head buckling and my priority is to keep knocking them down.

Cut the Deficit -- Cut Military Spending

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

To reduce a $1.6 trillion shortfall in the 2011 budget, we should cut the contracts of private defense contractors who serve their own profits.

The GOP: Grand, Old and Preposterous

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The GOP is unable and unwilling to have a serious conversation with Americans about the fix we are in. Republicans don't have a policy, they have a posture.

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Rather than the inspiring rhetoric of a campaign speech, Obama's State of the Union address was a more sober reflection on unfinished business.

What's AARP Got To Do With It?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

So much of our culture is about facade and we wonder why we are obsessed with deceit. When what is natural inhibits what is acceptable, there are bigger problems underfoot.

Moods: The Color Of Life

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

One of the most useful things we can learn as we grow up (at any age) is that moods aren't personal. First of all, they are involuntary. No one I know decides they will be in a bad mood

Ask Maddisen - How to Free Yourself from Confusion

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

I have a very simple technique to share that should help you release the confusion and overwhelm, and return you to a more peaceful state. Let's get to it now!

Saying "Yes" Begins by Saying "No" -- The Datebook as a Tool for Spiritual Life

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

The datebook is one of our best allies in the quest for living a spiritual life, because a datebook/PDA/calendar is something our society accepts as virtually unassailable and beyond question.