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Archive for August 2009

The Cover-up: Cognitive Dissonance (Part 6)

August 26, 2009

So we now know that we are complex as people, and that within this complexity there are competing values that are constantly at war with each other. So how are we able to not only survive, but move forward as individuals? We can very well go around with our minds tied up in knots, what […]

My New Book – Chapter One, Part Seven

August 18, 2009

    Oh, and there is golf. There is an annual PGA TOUR event on the Rees Jones-redesigned East Lake Golf Club, but that is not the most important thing. East Lake is also home to the First Tee of East Lake program, a rapidly expanding effort to leverage the beauty of the game of […]

Issues That Inform Our Values (Part 5)

August 18, 2009

We’ve been answering the question, Where do our competing values – all of those elements that make each of us so complex internally – come from? We noted first the family. Then we looked at our individual temperaments, and the Red Zone issues that emerge in each of us, then surface over and over again […]

Issues That Inform our Values (Part 4)

August 13, 2009

We’ve been answering the question, Where do our competing values – all of those elements that make each of us so complex internally – come from? First, we looked at family, and the enormous influence our families of origin have had on our value development.  Let’s now look at additional elements. Personality Issues. Each of […]

Issues That Inform Our Values (Part 3)

August 10, 2009

Remember what we have thus far said. Well-defined people have clear boundaries. They also have a clearer understanding of their internal complexities, including competing values – they are self-aware. This good personal definition with attendant appropriate boundaries act as an “immune system,” protecting us from the inconsistencies and misalignments that are bound to occur when […]