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Author Archives: Jeff Price

“Obviously a major malfunction”

On January 29, 1986 I turned on the TV as the Space Shuttle Challenger climbed gracefully and powerfully into the sky, then watched as it exploded. The public affairs officer narrating the launch said those fateful words heard ’round the world: “Obviously a major malfunction.” In 1977, two Boeing 747’s collided on the runway on… Continue Reading

The Habit That Changes Everything

We live in an interesting world. As a species, we are pre-disposed to follow the person who seems to know what’s going on. It’s probably a survival instinct. We often will see a visionary leader, someone who is inspirational and colorful and full of initiative, courage and new ideas. Then everyone gets on board behind… Continue Reading

Paranoia will destroy ya, and so will anger and guilt

The last three pieces of Head Trash addressed by Tish Squillaro and Timothy I. Thomas in their book, HeadTrash!: Cleaning out the Junk That Stands between You and Success, are Anger, Guilt and Paranoia. While anger it is normal for everyone to experience at times, anger typically doesn’t make anything better. It may solve a short-term problem but… Continue Reading

Job Insecurity

Authors Tish Squillaro and Timothy Thomas in their book HeadTrash!: Cleaning out the Junk That Stands between You and Success, believe that insecurity is the most crippling of all the Head Trashes (40). … and I believe it. Of all the Head Trashes, fear, arrogance, insecurity, anger, control, guilt and paranoia, insecurity is probably the one I’ve… Continue Reading

Our Fearful (and arrogant) Leader

Paralysis by analysis. It’s a problem that plagues a lot of organizations, particularly those organizations which are entrenched, often after years of success, and are afraid to make any decision which could result in failure. Better to wait and gather more information than make a bad decision, so goes the thinking of the fearful leader.… Continue Reading