On Climate & Culture

On Climate & Culture

I am old enough to vividly remember watching ‘I love Lucy’ episode reruns on television. And one of my favorite memories is of Lucy and Ethyl seeking employment at a candy factory. The responsibility given to them appeared simple, they were tasked with picking up...
What is your purpose?

What is your purpose?

Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline famously said, “People don’t resist change, they resist being changed.” And that idea represents the central truth behind Bob Barkley’s Co-discovery method. Minor changes to what we believe, called “assimilations” by Jean...
So, what is a “Fact”?

So, what is a “Fact”?

Consider the possibility that a lot of the things you think of as being true today, will in time be disproved or significantly modified. Now consider that your perception of the truth is really just a personal mental construction, based on your limited knowledge and...
Empathy & Neuroscience

Empathy & Neuroscience

Social neuroscience research tells us that empathy is  a complex, situational, and learnable brain function – at least for most people. And it is an emotional state made possible by the evolutionarily late-developing neocortex. Consequently, it is a very...
Everyone is worthy

Everyone is worthy

When a dental practice is structured primarily around leveraging insurance reimbursement patterns and maximizing profits, the treatment provided too easily becomes transactional rather than transformative. When this type of thinking becomes pervasive within an...