You Cat Stop Meow, I’m on a Roll!

Do you know how to stay on a roll? You deal with ALL SURPRISES successfully. You know what a GOOD SURPRISE is? Something that brings out your best. You know what a BAD SURPRISE is? A problem. Dealing with a problem is usually when your attitude changes. You act less than your best. In other […]

What Everyone is NOT Saying

Last week I was in a meeting that I felt went really well. At the end, I asked the 15 team members to write down, on a sticky note, ‘what’s on your mind?’ It uncovered several helpful nuggets that will significantly increase the value of our next meeting. Several people were concerned about, and named, […]

Can You Burpee More Than a 12 Year-Old?

I just turned 50 and in my mind I’m as fit as anyone walking around town. When I’m pressed for time and I can only do a short workout, I’ll shoot for 200 burpees, 20 per set, every 2 minutes for 20 minutes. I usually make it to +/- 185 because I simply run out […]

Collaboration Is ‘Perfect Effort’, Not Perfection

My oldest child is entering her sophomore year in high school and she’s on the golf team. I realize that I don’t have too many opportunities left to spend large chunks of time with her before she ventures-out to create a life of her own. I’ve decided to take some golf lessons to create opportunities […]

Tip on avoiding bigger ‘ice cream headaches’

When was the last time you had an ‘ice cream headache’? Was it actually eating ice cream or dealing with a team issue? As you move-up in your leadership effectiveness, the ice cream headaches are bigger. The only way to ‘melt’ them away, sometimes completely, is to have conviction about using your heart to collaborate. […]

Special Bulletin: People Become Nicer as They Get Older

There is an article in the Wall Street Journal today that shares the fact that major life events such as marriage and career advancement makes us nicer people. I think we act nice – like sharing your lunch with others, up until about age 5 and then competition enters our lives. We stop sharing… Towards […]

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