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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…

Identity as Destiny

Who are you? How do you define yourself? What do you think you are capable of? What can you do, what do you think you…

Acing the Second Score

Your “First Score” is what happened the first time; the “Second Score” is how you handle it, how you respond when your First Score is…

FIVE FEARS AND HOW THEY SILENCE

We often fail to have the difficult conversations we need to have, leaving unspoken important truths. Why? – Fear of Confrontation/Conflict: From the playground onward, we…

Even Great Quotes Sometimes Need Asterisks

Opening Quotes: “I can make a decision with 30% of the information; anything more than 80% is too much.” – Colin Powell, former secretary of…

Difficult Conversations Don’t Have to Be So Difficult

Ah, difficult conversations. Those conversations we want to avoid, be it our neighbors’ noisy parties or the Team Members who seem to have lost their…

An Invincible Summer

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus, 1913-1960 Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957, @…

Good Judgment

Good judgment is the ability to combine knowledge and wisdom to make good decisions. Good judgment requires that we accumulate enough knowledge before making decisions,…

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