The Kyosei Consulting Blog

  • Stressed in the City Part 1 – Leverage Your Strengths

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    Many stress experts tout things such as exercise, meditation, journaling, and walking in nature as solutions for managing stress. These are great in theory – and even in practice – but what if you just can’t find the time to fit anything more in? How can...

  • Lessons from Silicon Valley

    This New Year’s my fiancé and I traveled to the heart of Silicon Valley, to meet my new nephew. While for me the baby was the star attraction, my fiancé was equally enthralled with the wheeling and dealing of my brother-in-law, a senior lawyer in a law firm that...
  • Ikigai and Aging Well

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    Japan, along with many other countries in the developed world, is experiencing a marked increase in the percentage of its population that is over fifty. With this changing demographic comes and increased interest regarding what it takes to not only live longer but to live better....

  • The Human Factor

    At a recent conference on disability management I heard a true story that got me thinking about managers’ fear of dealing with the human element at work. The story, told by a vibrant gentleman in his fifties, concerned his role as the medical director for a division of General...
  • Being Jouzu – Leveraging Your Talents for Success

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    Any foreigner living in Japan quickly discovers the word jouzu, a Japanese word that means skillful or talented. When uttering any relatively coherent Japanese phrase, kind Japanese listeners eager to encourage your linguistic brilliance often exclaim “Anata no nihongo wa jouzu desu!” Like me, many of...

  • Creative Living

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    Many people long for more from their lives. They read books and attend seminars trying to find that one resource or piece of information that will unlock their potential and free them from fear and confusion – the missing ingredient that will help them to discover...