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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Don’t Push: It Rarely Lasts

I was on Community Walks the other day with a Senior Team Member when we observed some glaring oversights. Committed and ever responsive, they vowed…

CTS AND THE CYCLE OF INQUIRY

“There is very little difference between people but that little difference makes a big difference.” – W. Clement Stone One little difference that makes a big…

10 POWERFUL BELIEFS of Successful People

1) There is always a way. There is a solution to every problem. Know this, believe this, and you will find a way to succeed. Maybe…

Five Keys to Unlock Your Greatness

You have GREATNESS within you, waiting for you to fully activate it. You want more, know you are capable of more, interested in being better, growing, learning,…

10 Things the Most Successful People Are Always Doing

1. Planning their Lives, Working their Plan. Ordinary folks with a plan will go further than a genius without a plan. Most folks go the…

Understanding the Overton Window

The Overton window is the range of generally accepted, politically or socially, ideas in a culture or sub-culture.  This window moves over time: “Positions which…

Things Mentally Strong People Do

They Release Allowing the emotions of a situation or event to stay behind, to deliberately choose to NOT carry them forward with you is incredibly…

Beware Brittle Learning

“Brittle Learning” is superficial knowing; where you’ve memorized a few “lessons” but do not truly understand the underlying principles. The minute the environment changes (and…

Overlearning: Practice Beyond Perfect

Overlearning means learning more about a subject than the minimum necessary; also practicing a skill above and beyond achieving threshold mastery. The theory being that…

A Faster Horse

“If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said a faster horse.” – Henry Ford 1863-1947 We don’t always fully understand what…

The Mysterious Alchemy of Teams

The best performing group isn’t necessarily the one with the smartest people in it. Team Performance is a lot like happiness: success is best brought…

Better is better than Best

Business (and Life) is a multi-player, multi-move game that is never ending, where new players can enter the game at any time and the rules…

Failure: Stepping Stone to Success?

Can failure be a GOOD thing? Yes, certainly, but with caveats! Demanding perfection is a prescription for paralysis and the only way to never fail…

Good Failure; Bad Failure

How can failure be good? The answer lies in the distinction between Good Failure and Bad Failure: – Good Failure comes from a “Good Heart/Awake…

Kind Learning v. Wicked Learning Environments

Kind learning environments are those where the rules are relatively simple, known, and there is close relationship between effort and outcome, action and results. Most…

Forget New Year’s Resolutions

Better a small promise kept than a larger one broken. Most New Year’s Resolutions fail because they are lofty goals with insufficient foundation. If it…

Questions for the Chair – Part 5

Periodically NSC holds lunches with Collier Company Team Members who send in questions. The following are drawn from those events. 1. Sir, I see all…

70:20:10

70:20:10 is a straightforward formula created in the 1980’s to describe the sources of successful learning experiences. 70:20:10 represents the ratio of knowledge obtained from…

A DAY OF THANKS, A MOMENT OF PERSPECTIVE

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” —…

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