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Inaugural Blog

Performance Matrix & Strategic Partners International

What if all conflicts and failures—individual and organizational— stem from a single source? What if the tiniest disagreements and disappointments from home or work to major military encounters and disastrous relations between and among nations all emerge from this source? 

“What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?”[1]

The basis for peace and joy, understanding, collaboration, and outstanding results at home, work, the community, and among nations rest entirely on understanding the human condition—the nature of humankind—how we interact with each other and with the universe.

Attitudes, thoughts, and feelings of frustration, irritation, impatience, jealously, blame, worry, doubt, hatred, fear, and apathy overwhelm our consciousness. We get stuck. We become fixed on the self—on personal survival. We believe that for us to win others must lose. We cannot achieve excellence in our homes, or organizations, or our world without creating excellence in our own consciousness first.

In order to become a better spouse, parent, sibling, neighbor, co-worker, manager, or leader we must become a better self. We can only achieve—and sustain—excellence when we release confusion, hatred, and resentment to find peace within ourselves and with others.

It begins with a decision—then a commitment.  Add supporting activities and “right actions,” provide ongoing evaluation that creates and sustains new beliefs and habits, and we develop a formula that provides us with individual, organizational, and global solutions.


[1] The Arbinger Institute’s The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of the Conflict

Grant Stewart