I recently visited Lisbon with my wife and a few close friends. It was a wonderful trip; I enjoyed the history, culture, art and architecture, and of course, the food and wine. Those who know me know that no trip would be complete without some time spent on culture and the lessons we can draw from history – especially as it relates to leadership and success. Here, I saw a great example of a powerful lesson: cacophony requires clarity.
As humans, we long to make connections. How well we do that may be linked to our happiness.
Neurologically, psychologically, emotionally and socially, we need to make connections. Making connections is part of the human experience.
Why do we long to make connections?
Why start with the mind for effective leadership? The video below captures the essence of Joe Caruso’s work, in less than 5 minutes.
Joe explains why he focuses on the mind at the beginning of the relationship when he approaches problems with clients. “When I hear how the individual and collective mind is processing what this problem means, I am able to bring an objective perspective to an understanding of the problem.”
Caruso Leadership enters 2017 poised to build upon the strong growth we experienced in 2016, thanks to our wonderful clients and engaged readers and followers.
Every year, we publish our top blogs and content from the previous year. For those of you new to our work, you can read some fan favorites, and for those of us who have been with us for the long haul, it’s a great way to brush up on important reminders or discover some words you might have missed.
Before New Year’s Resolutions, Ask Yourself, Who Do I Want to Be?
In this time of year when we attend parties and meet new people, one of the first questions people often ask is,
“What do you do?”
This reminds me that there is a much more important question to be asked – one that not enough people ask themselves. And now is a great time of year to ask (or re-ask) the question of yourself:
Faith: a firm belief in a yet-to-be-proved, positive outcome.
Fear: a painful emotion excited by an impending negative outcome.
More often than not, life is a choice between faith and fear. At any point in time, our thoughts and actions reflect either our fears or our goals.
Leading Change with YPO
[Pictured above, from left] Joe Caruso (left) with YPO members Stephen Kircher, CEO Boyne Resorts, Mark Bissell, Chairman & CEO, Bissell, Inc. – Bissell Homecare, Inc, and Molly Kircher, Senior VP-Brand Development of Boyne Resorts.
Success Strategy #40: Destiny is more uncovered than discovered.
We all have a destiny. And it’s none of our business. The most important part of the plan of our life isn’t our destiny, but our greatest human gift – our free will. Every choice we make informs our path and builds to our ultimate destiny.
So maybe from the title you think I am stating the obvious. Without setting priorities, your life can quickly become a series of tasks that distract from reaching your goals. But you might be surprised by how many people let this simple truth get in the way of their success and happiness.
Let’s break this down a bit, so you can stay on track to reach your goals.
A cancer survivor at a young age, Joe Caruso kicks off his participation in It’s In Your Jeans, a fundraising and awareness campaign that is…
committed to joining the fight against colorectal, prostate, and testicular cancers. Our mission is to educate men to take responsibility for their health and when to take action. Our goal is educate, promote awareness and to offer financial assistance toward the preventative treatment against, prostate, testicular, and colorectal cancer to the men in our community.
While cancer was the last thing on his mind as an 18-year old diagnosed in 1978, young men and men of all ages can greatly benefit from increased awareness and education to allow for early detection and prevention right now, in 2016.
8 Reasons Why Joe is Participating – Did You Know?
- Cancer is the second largest cause of death among males with prostate cancer being the first common form and colorectal cancer being the third most common.
- When it comes to routine doctors visits, men lag far behind women according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
- Michigan ranks eighth in the United States for the number of new cancer cases in 2015 – that’s 57,420 new cases last year. Of those, 12,300(21.4%) are prostate or colorectal cases. These cancers account for 2,480 deaths(11.9% of all cancer related deaths in Michigan in 2015).
- Due, in part, by the early diagnosis of certain cancers, the five year survival rate for all cancers was 68% (up from 49% in 1975).
- In 2012, 46.9% of Michigan men 50 years and older had a Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) test in the past year according to MDHHS.
- There is a lack of urgency for preventative testing in our community.
- Having a family history of prostate cancer increases the risk for developing it.
- In 2012, an estimated 233,602 men were living with testicular cancer in the United States according to the National Cancer Institute.
If you would like to support Joe in his efforts for It’s In Your Jeans, visit his crowdrise page here.
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