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Responsibility

Creating Clarity: Getting Out of Your Own Way

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Your emotions are the product of the stories you are telling yourself about what the event or person or project really mean. And those stories are uniquely yours, and you are able to change them. What stories are you telling yourself, and do they move you forward, or create stress and anxiety?

'Dirty Wars' Is Our Responsibility

Dawn V. Woollen | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Dawn V. Woollen

Dirty Wars is a detective story that unfolds in countries we know in name only, places we hear about but will likely never visit, and from the people who populate these faraway lands from which we are so disconnected.

The Law Is a Baseline and Nothing More

Mark Baer | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Consider the impact of a family systems and service based approach, meaning that there are value-added inputs being offered to the families, rather than merely a brokering of deals.

You Are Responsible For Nothing

Peter Rollins | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

What might we do differently if we were to fully embrace our responsibility and make decisions in the full knowledge that there are no guarantees and no way of going in every direction we would like?

The Milestones American Parents Should Prioritize

Christine Gross-Loh | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Christine Gross-Loh

Every society values its own skill sets for its own reasons. The problem in America is that, while we excel at raising spectacularly verbal kids, we have lost sight of other values that we need to foster in our children.

Are You Certain That Your Divorce Is All Your Spouse's Fault?

Mark Baer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If you can think of even one positive thing that ever occurred from blaming others, please continue doing so. We can't change others, but we can change the way in which we act and react. Maybe people would benefit from accepting responsibility, instead of blaming others.

The Buck Stops Here -- Really?

Joel Cohen | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Joel Cohen

We should commend leaders -- President Truman was the icon -- who boldly acknowledge that the buck stops at their desk. Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive in the extreme to insist on "I Am Always Responsible" as the standard by which leaders should be held to account or forced to confront.

Zealotry or Insanity?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

There are now reports that Tamerlan Tsarnaev returned to his homeland because of disenchantment with life in America. There is speculation that while there, he may have become "radicalized."

Why You're Not Getting The Credit You Deserve

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When an organization (or an individual) makes a big, expensive and embarrassing mistake, it attracts loads of attention. But do you know what almost never attracts the attention it deserves? When things go the way they are supposed to.

7 Apps to Help Your Kid Be More Responsible

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Gnashing my teeth the other day after yet another frustrating morning of begging my 3-year-old to get dressed/go potty/put on her shoes so we could get out the door even close to on time, I found myself thinking that there had to be a better way. Enter morning routine apps.

The Shocking Truth -- Florida's Defibrillator Law

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's law requiring public schools to maintain AEDs and trained personnel on school grounds is simply worthless if there is no duty to utilize these life-saving devices.

Decisions, Decisions

Lynn Cluess Manzione | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn Cluess Manzione

I do believe that decision is all about giving ourselves power. We are not as weak as we think! And if you feel you are -- dig a little deeper

When Rights Become Toxic

Peter Cannavo | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Peter Cannavo

The dramatic turnaround in views about same-sex marriage says hopeful things about Americans' capacity for tolerance, empathy, and fairness, and about our willingness to prize family in all its forms.

Point, Click, Save This Woman's Life

Sam Sommers | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Sam Sommers

This is a present-tense story about a person in need of your and my help. There's a match out there for Nalini. Maybe it's you; maybe it's someone you know. It only requires a few moments of your time to find out.

Taking Responsibility Is a Key for Doing the Right Thing

Jerry Burger | Posted 05.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Jerry Burger

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoMany of the ethical missteps we see in everyday life are made possible when we assign blame to other people ("The cashier gave me too much change, I didn't make her do it").

Resourcefulness: A Perennial Characteristic of Success

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Harriet Cabelly

Something happens as they get older. We can't seem to allow them to suffer the natural consequences. Parents will fight the teachers over a poor grade and say it's their fault, that they, the parent, didn't spend enough time doing the homework with or better yet, for, their child.

The Horse-burger Debacle: No Pain, No Gain for Tesco

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

The recent scandal with Tesco's burgers has reignited a discussion about who, along the value chain, should bear the brunt of responsibility for a product. The burden of the certification and the liability that comes with it is a major blessing in disguise.

The Truth About Lying: Reinventing Our Survival Instincts

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

As we get older, it becomes clear how cheaters do, in fact, sometimes win. Quite often, they win big and fall to a horrible disgrace when the truth is revealed about their compromised victories.

149 Million Points of Origin

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

"I'm not done being the best father I can be for Ben -- not by a very long measure." This was recently declared by parent David Wheeler, whose 6-year-old son, Ben, was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th.

Guns and Responsibility

Terry Newell | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

We owe ourselves, and especially the children and adults we have lost to gun violence, both reasonable debate and sensible action.

The Surprising Reason Why We Break Promises

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

For some people, I've noticed, saying you are going to do something feels just as good as actually doing it. How can we understand these promise-breakers, whose intentions start out both genuine and admirable, but who never seem to act on them?

See Your Part

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Acknowledging one's own part in a difficult situation is one of the hardest -- and I think most honorable -- things a person can do.

Do You Break Commitments?

Rory Vaden | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Commitment is not about finding the perfect circumstance; it's about dictating a certain choice. It's not about making the right decision; it's about making a decision and then making it right.

Soul-Talk: What Is The Power Within You?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Unless you are the quintessential fear-motivated person, harping on how bad something is will not move you very far in terms of taking positive action. This is where the power within comes into play.

Soul-Talk: Are You Perpetuating Your Own Troubles?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The moment you accept responsibility for your reactions to anything that is happening around you, you have no way back. The moment you recognize that you are the one choosing your reactions, the blame and complain game ceases to have power over you.