Radical Listening Requires Courage and Discipline

Radical Listening Requires Courage and Discipline

If someone has a different political view, do you need to correct them? Do you need to make them wrong? Do you have the urge to raise your voice, get into an argument, or justify your sarcasm? If the other person is upset, do you have an overwhelming urge to take it on, make it better, fix the situation or give advice? Listening requires courage and discipline.

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Promote Responsibility: Coach to Empowerment

Promote Responsibility: Coach to Empowerment

Constant disruption turns your open-door into a revolving door, compromises your focus and reduces your leadership effectiveness. Leading others is easy if you know how to coach to empowerment.

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Leadership Development: Make 2017 Unprecedented

Leadership Development: Make 2017 Unprecedented

It’s no secret that the 2016 presidential campaign left battle scars between friends, family, and co-workers, in what has been referred to as an unprecedented, campaign, unprecedented battle, and unprecedented victory. Before talking about how glorious the next four years will be, or before declaring lost hope, shift focus to yourself: What if you being your best is the best way to change the world? What if your goodwill could bring alignment to our country? We stand at the crossroads of an unprecedented opportunity: What if your own leadership development is the best way to change the world?

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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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