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A Championship Team

November 29, 2017 0 Comments
A Championship Team

According to John McGrath: “A championship team will always beat a team of champions.” A young entrepreneur I know put it this way, “I would much rather play on a championship team than on a team of champions.” His sport, in college, was basketball. He pointed out that if you watch the college teams you […]

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Industry Experience

October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Industry Experience

Catch 22? Have you noticed that many job postings lay out a list of skills and also require, say, five years of industry experience? Ever wonder how the heck a college graduate manages to get hired? Do you assume they worked their way through school? Or perhaps you look for a valuable and long internship […]

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Weakness vs Strength

August 16, 2017 0 Comments
Weakness vs Strength

What’s Your Focus? In my profession (Executive Coaching), there is a lot of discussion around whether one should focus on strengths or on weaknesses. I have tossed this topic around myself and concluded that we should be aware of any weakness, but focus on our strengths. However, a recent podcast brought me up short and […]

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Leaders of Hope

December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Leaders of Hope

The Swamp of Innovation It’s hard to remember that our task is to drain the swamp when the alligators of failure keep taking bites out of our hope and persistence. We all know the story of Edison and his 10,000 tries to find the right construction for the light bulb enclosure and filament. How does […]

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Leading Forward

November 23, 2016 0 Comments
Leading Forward

I’ve heard it said that if you aren’t moving your organization forward, you’re dying. There is no such thing as standing still. Can’t Go Backwards The reason that you can’t go backwards is simple. You are not the same person. Your organization is not the same organization. The marketplace has moved on. Your customers have […]

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Leaders and Self-Worth

November 9, 2016 0 Comments
Leaders and Self-Worth

Attitude Self-esteem and self-worth are a matter of attitude about one’s own value to loved ones and the community. If a person also has a strong sense of humility to go along with a strong self-worth, then the stage is set for a very effective leader. Confidence, self-worth and humility combine to make space for […]

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The Devil is in the Details

September 14, 2016 0 Comments
The Devil is in the Details

Yep, the devil is in the details. Meaning what, exactly? What are your intentions when you speak those words out loud or mumble them to yourself? If you’re reminding yourself that you haven’t thought this project through enough to understand what’s involved, then fine. If you’re sounding a cautionary note for me, as a would […]

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IPNB and Leadership

June 15, 2016 0 Comments
IPNB and Leadership

Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is an interdisciplinary attempt to unify all branches of science to define what the human “mind” actually is. The science disciplines involved include: Anthropology, Biology (developmental, evolution, genetics, zoology), Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Developmental Psychopathology, Linguistics, Neuroscience (affective, cognitive, developmental, social), Mathematics, Mental Health, Physics, Psychiatry, Psychology (cognitive, developmental, evolutionary, experimental, of […]

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Born on Third Base

November 25, 2015 0 Comments
Born on Third Base

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. I regularly, meaning several times each year, go through a specific exercise to think about those things for which I am grateful. Even those among us who are disadvantaged or going through difficult financial or health issues, can be grateful for having been born here or able […]

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The Wisdom of Silence

June 24, 2015 0 Comments
The Wisdom of Silence

The Heavy Lifting There are times when it pays to speak up. Indeed, there are times when in order to be true to our values we must speak up and take action. Whenever we see someone being demeaned, bullied, slandered or disregarded we do well to speak up on their behalf. Less obvious are the […]

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