June 23, 2016

According to researchers, compassion is a natural instinctive behavior, and not necessarily only a learned or cultivated behavior.  Compassion is not just an emotional response to the perception of another's suffering.  Compassion goes beyond that and is the action tha...

June 13, 2016

Recently on my Saturday morning radio talk show, Tess Talk!, I was fortunate enough to have the honor of featuring a former Navy Seal named Dave (last name withheld). Just think of all the amazing stories and experiences he could have shared with me and Tess Talk! list...

June 7, 2016

Great leaders understand that performance and outcomes are based on much more than accomplishing tasks and maintaining status quo.  Real change within an organization CAN happen, if team members produce quality work, driven intrinsically to thrive personally and profes...

May 26, 2016

Imagine keeping your brain young!  During the past few years many apps, games and online sites have emerged which promise to slow brain aging by using quizzes and brain teasers to help maintain brain elasticity, reaction time, processing speed, and overall brain health...

May 17, 2016

Workplace culture is hard to define, but we all know a good one when we experience it. The qualities of a positive and energetic work environment are typically seen in staff retention rates and overall productivity.


Overall culture can be learned from interaction.  How...

May 11, 2016

Many of you may know that I recently launched a new radio show on Saturday mornings called Tess Talk!  This was a very exciting and important moment in my life professionally, as it was giving me a wider audience, but it had a profound effect on me personally as well,...

May 2, 2016

Rick Hanson, in his recent article, How To Trick Your Brain for Happiness states, "we have started to better understand the neural bases of states like happiness, gratitude, resilience, love, compassion, and so forth. And better understanding them means we can skillful...

April 29, 2016

A girlfriend of mine and I were enjoying coffee and a typical conversation when she said something that truly struck me.


"It's ok for you life to look the way you want it to look."


While she was saying this in the context of a conversation she had with someone else, an...

April 25, 2016

There's a great article that I came across recently by Michael Hartsfield about the power of community in the workplace.  He brought up many interesting points, and it's well worth the read, but what I really liked about it was the perspective of realizing that as lead...

April 19, 2016

Positive energy is always attractive.  One of the greatest qualities of leaders who have been given permission to lead is a positive attitude which inspires positive action in others.  But before being able to inspire action in others, a great leader must have an inher...

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