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To Coach or to Manage? That is the Question!

April 21, 2016
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More and more frequently, executives and managers are being charged with coaching their teams. But within organizations, there is typically little support provided to help with preparing managers for this role. Instead, managers find themselves offering coaching out of context, or confusing management with coaching, or just feeling […]

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Aristotle’s Tips for Management

April 4, 2016
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Did you study Greek Philosophy in school or college? If so, maybe you didn’t think it was something that had much relevance to your current life, or in particular, to how you manage your team or sell your products or services. But I wanted to share a […]

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When you KNOW it doesn’t make sense!

March 9, 2016
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Every time an election cycle rolls around, I suddenly feel a surge of renewed interest in my teenage and early adult love affair with logic. My academic focus in university and beyond was philosophy, and specifically, logic and the philosophy of language and science. Those areas are preoccupied […]

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Ownership, Grace & Generosity in Failure

February 8, 2016
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Last night in the Superbowl, the South Carolina Panthers were outplayed and trounced by the opposing Denver Broncos.  Knowing the final score pretty much exhausts my knowledge of the sport of football. But I watched the post-game interview with losing quarterback Cam Newton, and like many other […]

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What Grows in Silence?

February 2, 2016
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I happened to be at an unusual event where the primary speaker had laryngitis.  As a frequent sufferer myself, I felt a lot of compassion for him. But his ailment served as an interesting object lesson and reminder for me, and perhaps it will be useful for you […]

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Being a Screen

January 26, 2016
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We all struggle with our reactions when we are frustrated or when we are inadvertently exposed to drama or upsetting moments at work and in life. When that happens,  often we react in ways that we later come to regret. Those moments of intense “reactivity” are frequently the […]

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Elevating Others Makes Them Better

January 15, 2016
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Are there people in your team or life who are coasting?  I think we all have experienced this principle, that a few folks on a team do most of thew work while a larger percentage do what seems like the bare minimum to get by.  The challenge for […]

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Championing Something Else

January 7, 2016
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It would be so much easier to accomplish everything we set out to accomplish if other people were… [fill in the blank]!  I know… “how cynical!” Right?  But surely, we all think that, or things like that on a regular basis. Most human beings are hard-wired to […]

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