Posts Categorized: Professional Development

No Mission…No Purpose…No Life

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“Culture is the foundation of life and Work” –John Ruh We all want meaning out of life. Victor Frankl, a psychiatrist that survived Auschwitz and the author of the brilliant book, Man’s Search for Meaning, said that the essence of life is putting meaning to everything, even our sufferings. Moving toward that is challenging, but… Read more »


Prosperity vs. Poverty Mindset

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3 Questions What is Prosperity vs. Poverty Mindset? Why is this important to you, your team or company? What are practical steps one can take to create a Prosperity Mindset? Poverty Thinking People: Spend lots of time figuring out ways to save money and generally say they have no time/support. See only what something costs…. Read more »


Victim vs. VCCR

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What is the Victim Mindset? It is a predisposed, habitual way of thinking that can cause unnecessary and avoidable stress. Please read this blog: www.johnruh.com/victimization-creates-unnecessary-stress/ What is VCCR? An acronym for Vision, Context, Commitment and Responsibility. These are the four ingredients all successful people possess that allow them to create higher levels of achievement. Read… Read more »


Non-Negotiables

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Do you have Company “Non-Negotiables”? What are they? Have you taken the time to define them in writing and shared that information with ANYONE who is associated with your business? CULTURE is the foundation of life and businessJohn Ruh One of the four key components of culture is defining your values right. Values can be… Read more »


Are You a Player or a Spectator?

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Are You Playing or Just Watching Things Happen? Players are ACTIVE and on the field! Spectators WATCH from the stands. WHERE are You? Goethe said: “Nothing happens until one is committed”. While we all tend to think our opinions are important, what really matters is what we are committed to doing. What are the Traits… Read more »


The 5 Understandings of the Power of Culture

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“Culture, and only culture, provides a foundation on which to build a unique, empowering game plan for yourself, your team and/or company” John M. Ruh When working with our clients to design their culture right, we need to know and understand: History First and foremost, we need to identify why and where you started, your… Read more »


Eckhart Tolle

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Overview Eckhart Tolle was born Feb.16,1948 in Germany, spent his teenage years in Spain with his father and did self-study on literature, astronomy, and languages. He received a degree from University of London and pursued post graduate studies at Cambridge, stating he became adrift, depressed, and at age 29 had an “inner transformation”. Subsequently recognized… Read more »


What Kind of a Leader Are You? Find Out in 15 minutes!

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Self-Aware Leaders are More Effective Leaders Ever wonder what your behavior says about your leadership style? We have all heard people be critical of themselves because they personally lack certain traits they admire in others. But it is unhealthy to try to be someone other than you who really are. It is important to remember… Read more »


Are You Chasing Your Tail?

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Chicago Business leadership

Your Ego Is: One’s self-esteem, or in philosophical terms, one’s self. How you answer the question “I am _____”. All Egos Are: Unconscious, greedy and the source of your suffering. Once you understand and accept the above two concepts, you can start on a path to better support yourself and eliminate unnecessary suffering your ego… Read more »


Brushing Your Teeth

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What on earth does brushing your teeth have to do with business? Further, what does it have to do with enriching one’s life (besides improving dental hygiene?) The Point Of course, all of us, (I hope), make time to brush our teeth daily. It is a habit that was taught to us as children, and… Read more »