The Brilliant Mind

When we feel threatened, we react. We all do. It’s not a question of IF we react. The question is HOW we react, and how aware we are that a reaction is occurring - in the moment it is occurring. The more aware we are of our reaction, the less our pre-frontal cortex...

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The Anticipator

Welcome to my VUCA blog series exploring at how we navigate stressful situations and environments (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) by “Going Reptile.” (If you’re just joining the series, you may want to go back to the beginning and read the...

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The Teflon One

Welcome to this immersion series of posts exploring at how we tend to navigate stressful situations and environments (VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) by “Going Reptile.” (If you’re just joining the series, you may want to go back to the...

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The Politico

We’ve been looking at how we tend to navigate stressful situations and environments (VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) by “Going Reptile.” (If you’re just joining the series, you may want to go back to the beginning and read the introduction.)...

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The Superior One

In this post we are continuing our inquiry into the various ways in which we humans respond to stressful situations and environments (VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). If you’re just joining the series, you may want to go back to the beginning...

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The Director

In the past few posts, we’ve covered the basics of WHY we might want to take a look at how we, and others, react to stressful situations and environments (VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). To review, when we react, we begin to lose access to...

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Responding to Stress: The 4 Basic Styles

Stress: a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. In my last post, we explored an acronym that is increasingly used to describe life in the 21st Century: VUCA, which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty,...

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What is VUCA and Why Should I Care?

VUCA is a term that is being tossed around a lot these days. It stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, and it sums up quite well the nature of life in 2017  Wherever we look today, we’re faced with VUCA. At work. Culturally. Politically. Our...

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The Reptilian Case Against Government

It’s a question as old as human civilization: are we inherently self-interested agents fighting for power and resources in the jungle of existence? Or, do we possess a deeper capacity for good—and an ability to act altruistically on behalf of others and society as a...

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