How to Make a Difference Under Pressure: Dr. Dan on Deloitte's Resilient Podcast with Mike Kearney

How to Make a Difference Under Pressure: Dr. Dan on Deloitte's Resilient Podcast with Mike Kearney

In this episode of the Deloitte Resilient podcast, Dr. Dan Diamond, author of **Beyond Resilience: Trench-Tested Tools to Thrive Under Pressure**, shares his front-line perspectives from over three decades of coordinating relief efforts for some of the most devastating natural disasters around the world. He also discusses how lessons learned from these experiences can be applied to our everyday and work lives to create purpose, foster reciprocity, and encourage gratitude.

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One Key Problem-Solving Mistake You Don't Want to Make

One Key Problem-Solving Mistake You Don't Want to Make

As a former street mime, I have a good amount of experience when it comes to improvisation. In the world of improv we have a foundational principle widely known as "Yes-And". One person throws out a line (or in the case of a mime, a gesture) and the other person responds with the attitude of "Yes-And" and then builds on the scene. For example, an improv troupe is given the scene: "playing baseball with blindfolds". The first actor grabs a...

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5 Words Anakin Skywalker Should Have Remembered

5 Words Anakin Skywalker Should Have Remembered

I’ll never forget sitting in the Roxy Theater in Tacoma waiting for the original Star Wars movie to start. We waited in a line went all the way around the block. Everyone knew this movie was going to be a big deal. It was 1977 and we’d seen movies about space adventure but you could always see the fishing line that was suspending the spaceships and tell that there were sparklers for rocket engines. Star Wars was going to be different but we had no idea how much different.

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Two Questions Change Everything

Two Questions Change Everything

Ordinary folks like you and me can make a tremendous difference in the world. Sometimes we kick back and say, "What could I do?" I'm not just talking about big, international disasters. I'm talking about how you live your life, how you approach your work, how you relate to those around you.

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