We are shaped by practices and shape ourselves through practices.” Bob Dunham Are your practices creating a more powerful life for you? Or, are they creating more of the breakdowns limiting your life?  I recently read a great blog by an associate and friend of mine, Jerry Holtaway,  e ...
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I’m not originally from Michigan, but when I watch the PureMichigan ads I feel proud to be here.I feel like I want to be a part of Michigan – even when I take a run in near zero weather, and that is saying a lot for a South Westerner. I think these ads are a wonderful study in what every masterf ...
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Did your garbage can make it to the curb on time for pick up? Was your dinner served quickly so you could get to the movie on time? Did one of your key employees complete a task exactly as you wanted? Did date night with your spouse get canceled again? (Wait, do not answer that) If your answer for a ...
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5 Clues Your Team Is Not Actually Present (Even Though You See Them) Recently I had the pleasure of sitting in an organization’s senior management team meeting. What struck me was that this was a meeting in name only; the managers were physically present but were mostly uninvolved in the p ...
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The great thing about running a marathon is that you just have to finish the 26.2 miles and you are a marathoner. I am a marathoner, (notice I did not share my Personal Record time, remember, you just have to finish) and both the running of the marathon and the training for the marathon has been a g ...
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I take an acorn. I plant it. I plant it in ideal conditions, soil that has a perfect texture for good drainage, balanced PH, and the correct nutrients. I plant it in a favorable climate, dry summers and wet winters. I plant it with enough room around it so it can spread its branches without running ...
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In our last blog we looked at Resentment, a powerful mood/emotion that is created by not accepting what is. This time, let’s look at the antidote to this toxic and unproductive emotion. Remember the scenario? It went like this: Something happened that you could not control and negatively affected ...
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We have all been there before. Something happens that you cannot control and negatively affects your big project; your boss responds with something unflattering about your leadership style and/or your ability to deliver; your whole team gets negative feedback from a senior leader about the missed de ...
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"I will never use Twitter, I do not know a single leader that I coach who uses it -  it is a waste of my time. Besides, I do not want to be one of those people who tweets about my activities in a Starbucks’ line!"Yes, I said it. It was sometime in 2013 and I was working with my branding partner, ...
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Good for you! Enough of all of this selfless service, the ‘always putting everyone else first’ BS, it is time to put you first as a leader. Now, before you call your local Goodie Two-Shoes outfit and have me tarred and feathered, let me explain.The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines selfish as, ...
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