Richard Sherman Is America: Overly Confident, Insecure and Disciplined

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Blog, Featured | 10,981 comments

By now, everyone who watches football has seen or heard about the Richard Sherman rant after an acrobatic block of a pass at the end of the game against San Francisco.  And as you might, expect, everyone has an opinion about him personally and as a football player.  The most ugly comments seem to be the result of people evaluating his actions through the complex prism of race… a black man with talent who stands up and proclaims to the world that he is the best at what he does.  Instead of comparing him against the traits that have made...

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Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Continuous Learning, Featured | 1 comment

AIM FOR A SEAT AT THE TABLE SO THAT YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE MENU Today’s news screams 2 headlines: Corporate Profitability is up and Jobs Are Loss. It is a tough time. Employees who want to continue to climb to the next level of responsibility rather than be a statistic must constantly manage the levers that help move their careers forward to get “a seat at the decision making table.” The levers of success fall into 4 categories: Self Knowledge, People, Politics and Performance. But only 3 really make a difference. Performance is a...

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Core Values Index

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Core Values Index Assessment Tool | 0 comments

Get started with Executive Business Coaching using a self-awareness tool which will provide you with some insight into your core values.  It only takes 10 minutes to complete.

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Recommended Readings

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in The Book Shelf | 0 comments

Choices by Lynn Taylor The Next Level by Scott Eblin Leading Change by John P....

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Quote of the Week – 5/6/2013

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Quote of the Week, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson

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New Travel App for iPhone

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

Donna Lucas of the Travel 100 Group sent me this link from “Hotel Check-in” – (Posted February 24, 2011).  The link details the introduction of a new I-phone app for business travelers.  Here are some excerpts from the article. “Ever walk into your hotel room and let out a sigh of extreme sadness when you saw the view of an ugly concrete parking garage? If you answered yes, then you’ll definitely want to know about Room 77, which publicly launches its searchable website and iPhone app (above) today....

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Beware! Your Mindset may be robbing you and your people of a Future!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Continuous Learning | 0 comments

The use of the term “rob” is a bit of hyperbole but was used to get your attention about how as managers we can unintentionally hurt the people who work for us!  As managers, we tend to wish the best for our people if for no other reason then it makes us more productive.  If they are “robbed or hurt” it is unintentional and subtle.  Some of us have worked for these managers and sometimes our perception is that it is intentional and obvious.   Brainpower becomes a means of intimidation.   Even worse, they take more credit for the...

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Book Review: The Power of Full Engagement

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in The Book Shelf | 0 comments

Managing Energy, Not time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal, by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz As an executive business coach I am constantly looking for ways to help my clients bring their “A” game to business settings to be the most effective leaders they can be.  One of those areas where we all may need help is around the damage we do to ourselves as a result of working in this 24/7 economy.  We work a lot of hours. We attend community events, our children’s events, family events and just maybe leave enough time for...

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New Manager? Learn to Let Go!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Continuous Learning | 0 comments

New Manager? Learn to Let Go! You have just been promoted to the job of manager. Congratulations on moving to the next level where you are contributing through others. Now What? No new manager roadmap! Promotions always feel good – they generally come with praise, more money and lots of expectation. But no one is advising you and giving you inside information on how to work with and manage others. In fact, according to Morgan W. McCall, Jr. (High Flyers – Developing the Next Generation of Leaders – HBS press – 1998) much of what...

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