Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Leadership "Bug" That’s Highly Resistant to Treatment

It’s a tenacious little virus that can effect anyone from time to time, but it is especially harmful to leaders, or anyone who aspires to grow their influence.  And this bug is highly resistant to treatment. In her new book, due … Continue reading

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The Handoff Checklist

Change initiatives and strategic plans all-too-often fail to be implemented simply because corporate vision fails to become part of the daily attitudes, behaviors and habits of the many people who must execute the plan. Consider developing your own “Handoff Checklist” … Continue reading

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The 3 Rules That Shape My Business

Three simple rules shape my work as a business coach: I must have permission to coach you. “Is it OK if…(I ask you a question)?” I NEVER tell anyone anything. I help them discover for themselves. Therefore, I ask questions. … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is Today

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride Redux – Part 4

From Part 3: A Struggle Designed by God “What if the rug pulled out from under you was really a magic carpet ride designed by God?” Part 4: Celebrating Possibilities I consider one phase of my career as a 9-year … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride Redux – Part 3

From Part 2: “What if your praise for God wasn’t so circumstantial? What if you mixed things up a bit, instead of thanking God for the circumstances you appreciate and begging Him to correct those you cannot appreciate, what if … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride Redux – Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed how we tend to take a “wait-and -see” approach to tough times, allowing ourselves to victims of circumstance. Yet the best way to get past the challenges we face is to “step into the deep … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride Redux – Part 1

[I shared a post from June 16, 2009, with someone recently who professed it had a profound affect on them. I was moved to share the article again here, this time slightly altered and in a series of shorter posts. … Continue reading

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A New Year of Integrity

Nike tells us to “Just Do It.”  Ah, if it were just so easy! Here we are, just five days into the new year 2011 and the annual hullabaloo about “resolutions” is in full gear.  Do you make resolutions?  Do … Continue reading

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2011: Reaffirmation of "Grand Aim"

I am that man. My primary aim is not for fame but to be very remarkable, measured by the value of my influence in the lives of others.  For the past two years I have posted the same article here … Continue reading

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