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Is It A Burden To Think Bigger?

The Burden of Thinking Bigger  Is it a burden to think bigger?  Does it cost us to dream about the things that are bigger than us?  Or is the cost greater to do nothing at all about it? Months ago I was walking through the crowded streets of downtown...

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Performance Metrics Don’t Get To The Soul Of It

In this article from HBR, Dan Cable is bringing attention to why financial incentives no longer work. In many cases financial incentives based on performance reward mundane and short-term targets. This antiquated mindset doesn’t take into account long-term...

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Good Leadership Inspires Good Leadership

I came across this little video on HBR about how the behaviours of leaders affects teams within an organization. It simply concludes that the behaviours of leaders (good or bad) is contagious. If a team is high-performing or dysfunctional this can be...

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Living Your Purpose Your Way

Like many people, I’ve spent much of my life chasing the should have’s. I got married young and had children and bought a home. I built a fairly successful career over 25 years, including starting my own marketing agency. At different times of my life, I...

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False Truth Hunting

As a change agent I have come to believe that the most formidable inhibitors to change are our false truths.  Each and everyone one of us have oodles of false truths that can sabotage our potential.  And our false truths are widespread in both our personal...

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Focus Versus Concentration

So much of my thinking lately have been focused on becoming one.  I recognize that becoming one is a state of mind, not a destination, so it has more to do with training my thoughts than attaining a goal.  Yesterday while in a training session with my...

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Getting Unstuck

Even the most self aware person you know gets stuck in their fears and false beliefs.  Self awareness does not prevent life’s stickiness, but it can help us get unstuck.  Yet cognitive awareness on it’s own is often not enough.  We need to pay attention to...

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Humanizing Life’s Journey

How would my life be different if I could magically erase all of those painful life changing moments that broke my spirit at the core? The truth is, if I had a magic wand I would erase nothing, I would not change a thing about my life.  I’m not wanting to...

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Vulnerability As A Competitive Advantage

After reading HBR’s Making Business Personal I am more inspired than ever to push the boundaries to encourage businesses to become more human.  Deliberately creating a culture that turns all of our personal struggles into an invaluable competitive...

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Navigating Complicated Conversations

Despite so much focus on mindfulness these days, there are many ways in which we struggle to apply it, most of all with how we communicate.  When I coach executives about self awareness I am struck by how difficult it is to really own ourselves and our...

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Is Your Mindset In Your Way

Not a day goes by without an article or book being published with the intent of enlightening us with what is needed to be successful.  There is such a strong appetite to formulate a prescription for success.  To do that we would all first have to agree on...

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