Video: Dynamics to Change

In this 4 minute video Brian Patrick Jensen outlines the four key dynamics toward self improvement and accomplishing positive personal change. Brian’s complete lecture demonstrates how sustained behavioral change and true personal growth are possible by addressing each dynamic working in unison. This video provides a very good example of Brian’s presentation style and spirited enthusiasm.


Illuminations Forevermore

John Adams’ Illuminations

“The day will be the most memorable in America.  It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade…bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this day forward, forevermore.”  -John Adams, in a letter to his wife, Abigail, after the Continental Congress proclaimed the American colonies independent from Britain.


John Adams’ “illuminations” always resonated with me. I absolutely positively love fireworks in an over-the-top patriotic childlike sort of way. Few entertainment venues inspire me more than a grand display of pyrotechnic missiles exploding in shimmering sparkles of magnesium dust across the steely sky. Read more


Perseverance and Job Success

Last week was a great one for presentations, including a terrific stint with fellow Alumni at Cabrini College.  The topic was Perseverance and Jobs: Job Success in Any Economy.  I was kindly invited by Rachel McCarter,  Director of Alumni Relations, to meet and greet with fellow Cabrini graduates from all walks.  The occasion was the first in a Cavaliers in Transition (“C.I.T.”)  series, a networking and career building program for Alumni who are in all stages of their career.

Joining the esteemed group were Cabrini’s best-of-best Career-guiders, Nancy Hutchison, Director, Cooperative Education and Career Services, and, Samantha Gil, Assistant Director, Cooperative Education & Career Services– whew!  That’s a lot of alumni and career expertise in one small room!

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Two Click Tribute to Steve Jobs


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Okay, let’s get this straight right off the bat. I ain’t an expert on the life and times of Steve Jobs. I never met the man. But I do recognize  a grande  tribute when I see one.  So I’m piling on!  There have been gazillions of salutes to Mr. Jobs upon the news of his death on October 6th. The passionate homage of thousands was unleashed at internet speed. Momentous testaments topped headlines worldwide. The mass eulogy continues unabated in blogs, business journals and news magazines.  Yet with all the hype, speed and simplicity carried the sad day. Enter the two-click web memorial courtesy of Google and Apple. Surely you noticed?  Open your browser and there it was. From the Google home page, the announcement  came simple and true. No blaring headline, no fancy font– just the news:  Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011.

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Decisions in the Middle are Nowhere

I just blogged last week about varying behaviors demonstrated by Wimps, Facilitators and Leaders.  There was much ado about how Wimps play the middle with inaction while Facilitators interject constructively to affect positive outcomes. Leaders, meanwhile, take firm positions on one side or create new stands with passion and certainty. This post is a spinoff of sorts to that mantra.  It concerns making decisions by consensus, getting feedback, using counsel and soliciting advice.  All good, you say?   I think not.

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