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I Woke Up In America

Of late, when folk politely inquire as to the quality of my day, I respond with a cheerful ‘I woke up in America and that…

How Good is Your Doorman?

Every day, every moment, we are bombarded with a tsunami of impressions and potential inputs into our consciousness. What we choose, and we DO have…

I Told My Team

Recently a situation requiring sensitivity and finesse, was not handled thus even though we had recently covered the topic with our middle managers. When it…

Want to Sabotage Your Relationships? Shut Them Down

Feelings buried alive never die. There are many ways to get our way but all too many come with a price, a cost we often…

Two Things Your Boss Wants to Hear from You

Content AND Context As a leader and decision maker, one challenge I face is clearly communicating what info I need. Which, it turns out, is almost…

Touching Your Mental Toes

Folks, true confession, I love stability and security. I find comfort in my routines and settled practices. Come 2025, I will have lived on the…

Tired of Pretty Words, Can I Just Have Accountability?

In business, I’ve heard a lot of pretty words over the years. Promises and commitments. Sincerely spoken by earnest folk who intended every word. Unfortunately,…

Listless

One fine day recently I was feeling a bit off. In my search for the why and deeper self-awareness, I started to write out how…

Building Power in the Plateau

In every life, at some point of time, for some period of time, one’s motivation may fade, focus may blur, your drive gets stuck in…

Two Traits I Yearn to Find

First, high internal standards, motivation that springs bountifully unbidden from within, drive for excellence that wells up without having to summoned. Second, the willingness to…

Success Scares Me

Why do I find success scary? Because right behind success comes overconfidence. Call it what you will: resting on your laurels, calling it in instead…

Greatness is a Grind

By ‘grind’ I mean achieving (and maintaining) greatness is long, hard slog, a relentless repetition of the basics, day in and day out, a never-ending…

Four Mindsets You Are Better Off Without

Desire for constant comfort and ease. Ok, this is one of mine. Life is often messy and inconvenient, stuff happens. Doesn’t mean I have to…

Three Guidelines to Make the World a Better Place

Treat all with respect, kindness, and civility; even if you disagree with them; especially if you disagree with them! It’s easy to be nice to…

What’s the most useful feedback you’ve ever received?

What’s the most useful feedback you’ve ever received? Professionally and/or personally? And did you listen? Act on it? What did you do with it/about it?…

I’m looking for books on Team Building…

A TCC Team Member reached out with the above inquiry. Surprise! Interesting enough, I’ve read a few! Hiring is like 3 dates and getting married;…

An Act of Far Greater Power

“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than hanging on or defending.” – Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth: Awakening to Your…

Have You Entered the Cave Lately?

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell That which we most fear, that which scares us greatly also…

Success is Dangerous

Success carries its own set of pitfalls, chief among them over-confidence. Success tends to breed contented self-satisfaction, a belief that you got it all covered,…

There are No Secrets to Success

There are no secrets to success… or to happiness; just stuff you don’t want to do! Particularly over and over and over again! The ‘stuff’…

Boring, Boring, Boring

What gets a triple boring headline? The Path to Success. Yep, you heard me right: the pathway to the mountaintop is full of ordinary routine,…

What is Your Creed? Here is Mine.

Creed: Guiding principles; a set of beliefs, principles, or opinions that strongly influence the way people live. My creed is pretty simple really, basically a small…

Life is a Teacher, Every Day is a New Class

When I choose to think of life as one big classroom, it helps me to be less reactive, to take events less personally, to not…

Three Secrets to Happiness

One, there is no secret. Generally speaking, there are no hidden, esoteric keys to happiness, just obvious things, the impact of each small and easily…

The Immutable Law of the Harvest

“As You Sow, So Shall You Reap” is the Law of the Harvest and of Life. What you put out there is what you get…

The Lie We Keep Telling Ourselves… Even Though We Know Better

“I’ll be happy when…” is a refrain that echoes around the backroads of our minds, a micro program that runs all so often just beneath…

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