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Be a student of change And everything else Takes Care of itself

Racism is A Tip of an Iceberg

This article is about management, racism, and change. I once had a client who complained that his people couldn’t be trusted to perform. “What happens when they make mistakes?” I asked. “We retrain them,” he answered. “What does that mean?” I persisted. “Their manager goes over the process with them,” he said. “But don’t they already…

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5 Obstacles To Meditation

My clients who’ve been meditating report that they are surprised at how well they’re handling the pandemic. I’m not. 😉  Because I know meditation, when done right, is the most powerful ally available to you. I’ve talked with many people about my upcoming meditation course (begins 4/16) and encountered some misconceptions about meditation that are…

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Sometimes the greatest fear is actually to see what was always there

Is This An Apocalypse?

We think the word “apocalypse” means the end of the world, but this isn’t its original meaning. It comes from Greek meaning “uncovering.” That’s what I see happening now: a great revealing of truth. I know these are hard times, harder for some than others. It’s with great compassion and a wide heart that I…

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Seek what’s inside you Or it may one day emerge And destroy you

Are You Addicted To Busyness?

Bill was the busiest person I ever coached, and his life was cut tragically short. His business thrived, but he was worn thin. Bill loved his work, but he was exhausted by the pressures of the market and his endless people problems. At first, I taught him how to manage, but very little was sticking.…

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Own It – Your Business Responsibility as a Reflection of You – Part One - Clear and Open

COVID-19: Is Fear Necessary To Be Safe?

First, I want to say that if you or someone you know are directly affected by the COVID-19 virus, my heart goes out to you. It’s causing a lot of pain in the world and part of that we can’t do anything about. There are precautions we can take, and I’m all for those. What’s…

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The Epidemic of Niceness

Is there such a thing as being too nice? I once coached five members of an executive team in an online retail business. The CEO complained of “communication issues” and some people not pulling their weight. Three of the members were co-founders of the company and long-time friends. To sit in a room with them,…

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Own It – Your Business Responsibility as a Reflection of You – Part One - Clear and Open

Why Management Is So Hard—And What To Do About It

What do leaders and lottery winners have in common? Hint: it’s not luck. We’ll get there, I promise, but first, a more relevant question: Why is management so difficult?  If you understand the answer to this question, you can become a great leader. If you don’t, you can only become less bad. Management is like…

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You Can Get Out When You Puke — Achieving Greatness — Part Four

Accountability: A Cautionary Tale That Can Happen to You

Jim was raw, I could tell. He spoke with hesitation, as if he might cry if he wasn’t careful. Something big was up. He had my full attention. “You know I’ve been a rebel for a long time,” he said, “You used to coach me about it. It’s changed a little, but apparently not enough.”…

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