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Making the Leap: From Supervisor to Advisor

The common fallacy, usually unspoken but scrupulously adhered to nonetheless, is that someone is made a supervisor because of their “super” vision i.e. superior talents.…

Crescendo Living

Crescendo is a musical term for a passage played with a gradual increase in volume or intensity and in other context means any steady increase…

Backstage Behaviors

“Back stage” and “front stage” are terms coined by the late (1922-1982) sociologist Erving Goffman in his 1959 book, “The Presentation of Self in Everyday…

It All Starts With A Belief

What is your belief? What is at your core? We all believe in something even if it is that there is nothing. Whatever is the…

THE SECRET OF YOUR FUTURE IS HIDDEN IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Think about it. What future are you creating when you are not thinking about…

There is no Finish Line

There is no finish line, only another day and another race. Yes, death awaits us all but I am speaking of the finish line in…

How to Build a Ship

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to…

Night Guy v. Morning Guy

Night Guy v. Morning Guy by Jerry Seinfield I never get enough sleep. I stay up late at night, ’cause I’m Night Guy. Night Guy…

Coming up Against Our Edge

We all have “edges”, areas we do not go, areas we hold back from, areas we are not comfortable in, areas we shut down in.…

The Five Deadly Traps of Mediocrity

Mediocre performers: Sap managers’ energy so they have less time for top performers Reduce quality of group discussions, lowering teams overall IQ Force others to…

Three Must Do’s

1. Lock Down Your Why To be effective you must be motivated, enthused, and on a mission every day. This requires that your life be…

Two Things Hyper Successful People do Regularly

1. Successful People are Voracious Seekers of Knowledge “It’s hard for me to understand why [getting an MBA] is a better use of time and…

Two Beliefs That Make All the Difference

Thoughts are Things/Words Have Power Your-self talk is incredibly powerful; it shapes and molds your self-concept and thus the opinions of others, for the world…

Can You Take it?

Much energy goes into teaching how to be a good giver of feedback, how to be a good coach. Which is all well and good,…

Immediacy Skill: The Ability to “Say the Thing”

Most of us desire to have the ability to develop and nurture deep personal relationships. This requires that we be able to clearly communicate our…

The Big Secret Theory of Life

Many subscribe to some version of the “Big Secret” theory of life. The big secret theory is that there are short cuts, bags of tricks,…

Re-Programming the Programmer

How well do you know all the programs, the coding you’ve picked up over the years, that run in the background of your mind? Or…

There is This Place

One Day it happens… A morning dawns and you realize that all is good. All is as it should be. Your mind is calm. Your…

Three Questions That Determine the Success of Your Pitch (And That Your Boss May Not Realize They Are Asking Themselves)

Quite frankly, ideas are a dime a dozen, even good ideas. It’s in the EXECUTION that most ideas succeed or fail. And odds are that…

Time is the Precious Coin of Your Life

We all have the same 24/7; it is what we do with them that differ. Organization: Plan your days, think through your week, know your month,…

Wounds into Wisdom

We do not so much learn from experience as we learn from evaluated experience i.e. experience that we have reflected upon, analyzed, drawn out all…

Bitter or Better? Which Do You Chose?

Life happens. Good things, bad things. Sometimes we are dealt a good hand, sometimes a bad hand. Most everyone reading this blog has won what…

Riding the J-Curve of Accountability

Change is often more valued in the abstract than in reality; as the saying goes “Change is good, you go first.” Change, even in the…

An Often-Neglected Duty Leaders Owe Others

When a leader dodges the tough conversations, when they lack the courage to hold people accountable or the internal fortitude and strength of will to…

A Vital Key to Success That You’ve Been Taught Not To Do

From birth most of us have been taught to avoid confrontation, whether to be nice or to be liked or get along or just to…

The Hardest Thing to Do

As a leader, as a coach, one of the hardest things to do is let people fail. It is so easy to reach out and…

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