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The Art of Connection and the Renaissance Mind

Near the start of my career, I developed and taught a unique creative communication program designed for medical personnel and people with disabilities. Using a variety of awareness exercises and techniques, clients experienced dramatic breakthroughs. For example, a young boy with cerebral palsy created such an intense focus that he became still and his communication…
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An Old Story With A New Twist

Length of video: 2:16 minutes  

The Essential “Four Things”

Always keep in mind these essential “Four Things” that will help guide you wherever you go: 1. You are not your problems. 2. Keep everything in perspective. 3. There is always a plan. 4. Show up and pay attention.

Cycles of Productivity

Initiative, Action, Resolution. All leaders benefit from knowing about these cycles of productivity. Watch Yogi Akal as he describes I.A.R. in this video. Length of video: 05:58 minutes

Five Leadership Styles to Avoid

1. I Give and I Give… And I Get Nothing Back:  The classic conflict between effort and results. It is called Co-Dependent Envisioning. This kind of leader serves the neurosis in themselves and others. In their world, reality is measured by victimization and blame throwing. 2. I Love You, I Hate You:  In this kind…
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The Third Option

Negative and positive never work. One follows the other. Negative begets positive, positive begets negative, etc.. Win some, lose some, win some, lose some. Fairness and equity, two sides of the same coin. The circle is never-ending, the loop lazily energizing itself. The solution here is to always seek out a third possibility: From negative…
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Patience Pays

If you are not alert, you hurt or get hurt. If you go too fast, you don’t last. If you are too slow, you never get anywhere. Patience pays, or time and space take their payment/s. Short term impatience = long term loss. Short term patience = long term gain.

Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence

Deciphering Information   In the third Emergency Leadership Summit, Yogi Akal focused on a specific international incident, its message and the importance of gathering intel and its counterweight.   Read the key points: Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence As a leader, your homework and preparation include intelligence and counter-intelligence. When you use your intelligence and you have…
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The Big Ask

A politician in a developing country was set to address a large audience of corporate and political leaders, asking for donations, as he had every Christmas. He was proud of this gathering and of his annual call to remember the poor, requesting food baskets and toys. I proposed a different approach – go for the…
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Take a Breath

When you feel weak, breathe. When you are angry, breathe. When you are afraid, breathe. When you are breathing, meditate. When you are meditating, become bold. When you are bold, relax. When you relax, be grateful. When you are grateful, breathe.