Monthly Archives: April 2009

A Simple Tool for Purposeful Work

  In their book, A Bias for Action: How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time (2004), authors Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal summarize 10 years of research into managerial behavior in a wide range of … Continue reading

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What is success?

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”– John Lubbock What do I want? This simple yet powerful and surprisingly difficult-to-answer query reveals much about both personal and business vision. Your answers reveal how clearly you have defined … Continue reading

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Can Coaching Reduce College Cost While Increasing College Success?

More isn’t always better. Especially when it takes 5 to 6 years on average for American college students to graduate with a 4-year college degree, and each year costs another $15,000+ for tuition, fees, room and board alone (at an … Continue reading

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Dream It, Believe It, Do It

What is it you want that adds value to the world around you? Too often we limit ourselves the very moment we conceive what it is we want. The protective, risk-averse “no-no”, “don’t” and “can’t” conditioning of our youth is … Continue reading

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Vision: What You See is What You Get

I am amazed at how a little change in perspective changes everything about how we see the world. And how you see the world actually determines the world you will see, how you interact in the world, including the choices … Continue reading

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Time Will Tell

Are you are seeking a remarkable life, rather than mere fame or fortune? Do you want to be a valuable influence in the lives of others? Do you want to re-connect your thoughts and actions with your deepest values and … Continue reading

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What is Leadership Coaching, how does it relate to Customer Loyalty and what can it do for our business?

Managers are the linchpins connecting the daily actions of a workforce with business success. Yet most people complain about the gap that exists between corporate strategy, growth, profitability and the daily work performed on the front lines. All the while, … Continue reading

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Which Direction Are You Running?

Once again, my partner Becky Morris finds Great Questions in a simple human encounter. I met an interesting young man a few weeks ago at a youth service. This young man happens to currently live away from his home. When … Continue reading

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What Does Security Look Like to You?

The following is written by my business partner, Becky Morris. She is a much more experienced parent than I am: she has been through the pain of a child giving up his blankie more often. Every time one of my … Continue reading

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