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When the Student is ready, the Teacher will appear

“When the Student is ready, the Teacher will appear” is a Buddhist proverb I’ve always liked. I would imagine a kindly old man appearing in front of me with a chalkboard and a pointer, tapping…

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What is your HLP? (Highest Leverage Point)

Life is wonderful but it also is rather finite (anybody find a way out of here alive, please let me know). I want to make…

Micro Autobiography

Micro Autobiography: The New Literary Craze. Can you sumarize your life in just SIX words? How about your future? Try it! I found having to…

Three Steps into the Fog

While we may have some idea of our goals in life, just what concrete steps need to be taken, how to navigate the entire journey…

The Motivational Power of Consequences, Standards, and Deadlines

Consequences, standards, and deadlines can be incredibly powerfully motivators. I consider myself a motivated person, but sometimes I still need the motivational power of deadlines.…

The Blind Men and The Elephant

A group of blind men lived together in a remote village. One day an elephant came to town, and since this had never happened before,…

The Set of the Sail

From “The Set of the Sail” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox One ship sails East, And another West, By the self-same winds that blow, ‘Tis the…

Magnetize Your Wants!

Many people want to change, or say they do. Relatively few actually succeed. Why? Lots of reasons. Bookstores are full of tomes offering more insight…

Computer Models are as Fallible as the Humans that Program Them

On November 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300-605R, crashed while departing JFK for the Dominican Republic. After takeoff, the jumbo jet twice…

There is really very little difference between people, but…

There really is very little difference between people but, over time, that little difference makes a big difference. Business Week (2/18/08, page 36) states that…

New Goal: Fail Often!

Fail often? Huh? What kind of goal is that? You’ll find the answer in the remaining parts of the goal. In addition to fail often;…

Fish Discover Water Last

“I don’t know who discovered water, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a fish.” ~ Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), media critic & writer Actually, fish would…

Empowering Mental Images

I often have associated mental images with intense emotions, almost as allegories. Such as, this reminds me of that scene in a movie, or that…

360-Degree Feedback

I recently asked a ten-year Team Member to complete an evaluation of me using questions I culled from various online sources.  Here it is: Have…