Taking The Next Right Step

Taking The Next Right Step

Thought for today: If there is something you really want, you have to name the vision, then take the next right step. You may not know how, and you may not know if you will be able to achieve your goal, but I will guarantee that your life will change just by taking the next right step. The next right step might be to do an internship. The next right step might be to research. The next right step might be to work for free so you can explore. But to say it isn’t possible withou…t trying is to rip yourself off.

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How More Creates Less

How More Creates Less

We have more choices to express our opinions, we have less tolerance for the opinions of others. We have more passion, but less compassion. We have more speed but less self-control. We have more opportunity to connect, but less real live connection. This is how more creates less.

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Leaders Who Listen Control The Conversation

Leaders Who Listen Control The Conversation

Leaders who understand how to listen aren’t triggered into angry debates or caught off guard by someone else’s agenda. The one with clarity always navigates the ship. The one who listens navigates though conscious decision-making and critical thinking rather than getting blown away by the winds of emotion.

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The Quest for Unity in America

The Quest for Unity in America

This year’s presidential campaign presents a unique opportunity for inner growth. Unfortunately most of us miss the opportunity because our attention is focused on the outside: What someone else is doing wrong, who is to blame, and why everyone else is wrong.

The division between our national issues and interests (healthcare, foreign policy, trade, border control and economics) is simply a mirror of the opposing forces within—our misalignment of who we say we are versus the reality of how we are showing up.

As above so below; as within, so without.

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10 Signs You Are Avoiding Difficult Performance Conversations

10 Signs You Are Avoiding Difficult Performance Conversations

We all avoid difficult performance conversations at work, and we justify the avoidance: We don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. We are afraid of their reaction. They are going through a divorce, or a health issue. We promise ourselves that once the crisis is over we will confront the elephant in the room.

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Accountability or Responsibility: Which Comes First?

Accountability or Responsibility: Which Comes First?

Responsibility (ownership) must come before accountability (measurement) has any power. Leaders who have it backwards try to use accountability to force responsibility and it almost never works. In fact when you use accountability as a fear tactic, you get people skewing the numbers and cheating simply to beat the system.

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