We can always benefit from some good thoughts. I’m sharing some with you, and hope you find them helpful.

“When things aren’t going exactly to plan, pause (the key is to pause!) and ask yourself ‘How can I reframe this situation in a more optimistic, more useful, more powerful way?’ This question can change your world.” — Glenn Gow

Here’s a summary of some powerful sources of information I have incorporated into my work. 

(MY SPECIALTY) AI FOR BOARD MEMBERS
Three articles I have written for you:


THE MINDFUL ATHLETE by George Mumford (book)
This could have been entitled “The Mindful Board Member”. High performers of all types can benefit from the wisdom shared in this book. We train our bodies. We train our intellects. We need to train our minds as well.

Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. You can learn how to be a better leader by reading what George has to say.

THE ART OF HAPPINESS with Arthur Brooks (podcast)
One of the reasons some people in your company have suffered during WFH is that they are missing oxytocin. Oxytocin is a feel-good chemical produced when we shake hands or hug someone. Human touch can help produce it. Our bodies crave it, and most of us are missing it right now. 

This podcast gives you perspectives and tips (like the one above) that can help you be happy in any situation. After all, that’s why we do what we do – isn’t it? We want to achieve happiness. Listen to learn how.

THIS IS HOW THEY TELL ME THE WORLD ENDS: THE CYBERWEAPONS ARMS RACE by Nicole Perlroth (book)

  1. I’m breaking with tradition with this recommendation. This is not good news. However, this book is so important, and so well-written that I need to share this with you. Imagine a world where the US cannot go to war with Russia because Russia can take down the entire US power grid and hold us hostage whenever they’d like to. That is the current world we live in. 

The implications of our cyberwar are so profound that no one can ignore them – not even you. The US is at war and it’s unclear if we’re winning or not.

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