Author Archives: pbeznoska

Leadership & Being Real – Being Better and Doing the Right Thing

“Knowing the material Self-Betrayal leads to self-deception and “the box”. When you’re in the box, you can’t focus on results Your influence and success will depend on being out of the box You get out of the box as you … Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Success and Failure, Trying Again

“You’ve designed a product or written an article or created apiece of art that you want to share with a group of friends.  Sharing something that you’ve created is a vulnerable but essential part of engaged and Wholehearted living.  It’s … Continue reading

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Vulnerability, Openness, Courage

“During my talk I asked the audience two questions that reveal so much about the many paradoxes that define vulnerability.  First I asked, “How many of you struggle to be vulnerable because you think of vulnerability as weakness?”  Hands shot … Continue reading

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Goal Setting, Productivity & Vision

“We all know how important it is to have goals, right? And not just any goals, but stretch goals. Big Hairy Audacious Goals (or BHAGs, as they’re known to the inner goal-setting crowd). It makes sense: if you don’t know … Continue reading

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Morality & Fairness, Human Behavior, Right and Wrong

“Some people say that though decent conduct does not mean what pays each particular person at a particular moment, still, it means what pays the human race as a whole; and that consequently there is no mystery about it.  Human … Continue reading

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The U.S. Navy in World War II, The Battle off Samar & True Heros

“The Battle of Samar was a battle of firsts: the first time a U.S. aircraft carrier was destroyed by surface gunfire; the first time a ship was sunk by a suicide plane; the first time the mightiest battleship afloat fired … Continue reading

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The Myth of Multitasking, Finding Focus, Quality vs. Quantity

“Indeed, excessive stimulation seems to impede learning: a recent study found that people learn better after a quiet stroll through the woods than after a noisy walk down a city street.  Another study, of 38,000 knowledge workers across different sectors, … Continue reading

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Worldly Needs, Early American Dream, Meriwhether Lewis

“He also wrote occasional pieces for the newspaper. On November 16, 1808, he contributed an essay on “The True Ambitions of an Honest Mind.”  It read, in full: Were I to describe the blessings I desire in life, I would … Continue reading

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Introversion – Listening before Speaking – Adding Value Quietly

“A well-know study out of UC Berkeley by organizational behavior professor Philip Tetlock found that television pundits – that is, people who earn their livings by holding forth confidently on the basis of limited information – make worse predictions about … Continue reading

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The Greatest Debate – God’s Intentions & The Book of Job

“The key to understanding the message of Job is to see the book as a transcript of one of humanity’s all-time most important debates – full of presumptions, questions, rebuttals – and ultimately as a quest for truth.  Why did … Continue reading

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