ICU staff decrease stress reactivity 40 percent with mindfulness training.

Do you sometimes react like your stresses are life-and-death? Most of us do, and it sucks the energy from our minds and bodies. How would you handle stress if you were really dealing with life-and-death situations and decisions, like ICU nurses do? Read More

What does mindfulness have to do with personal or leadership success?


“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”
– James Baraz

The extensive benefits of mindfulness training for your mind, body and spirit are amazing. It wasn’t many years ago when an executive said, “Why would I ever want to run if I wasn’t playing a sport or a game?” Now, most executives recognize the many mind/body benefits from physical activity. Have you noticed the mindset change in you? Others? Read More

Do you inspire others with your courage and willingness to take well thought-out risks?


Do you stay with what’s comfortable? Or do you push yourself out of your comfort zone and inspire others to do the same? Can you imagine an athlete who only trains in comfort and never pushes into discomfort? An athlete has to train into discomfort and even pain to Read More

“Fearless Leaders” book Part 4: Dr. TC North on ColoradoBiz TV with Associate Editor Lisa Ryckman. Unrelenting Fire (the Power of Passion).


This is the fourth part of the Fearless Leaders book interview with Lisa Ryckman and me. Unrelenting fire, or passion is the fourth defining characteristic of what makes Fearless Leaders great leaders. Here is the interview, you may watch and listen, or read the text.

Lisa: TC, let’s talk about the fourth defining characteristic of Fearless Leaders. What is the fourth characteristic?

Dr. North: The fourth defining characteristic is having unrelenting fire. It’s passion. I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of people who are great, or the best in the world at what they do. And I can tell you, Lisa, you can be good, you can be very good, but to be great at what you do, you’ve got to have that unrelenting fire; you’ve got to have that drive. That’s the only thing that allows someone to go from good, or very good, to great. Read More

How to master fear of failure and fear of success 1 Simple thing podcasts.

For those who like pod casts, here are two 15 minute podcasts I delivered on the Dave Kirby show for entrepreneurs, 1 Simple Thing. One podcast is on mastering fear of failure and the second one is on mastering fear of success. Dave is a great interviewer and we cut to the chase to give you valuable, immediately applicable information to use. Read More