Getting started on the right foot

Coaching is all about building constructive relationships with other high performers. It’s easy, especially if you already know the person, to skip a very important step when you begin to coach someone – or to coach them in a different way. If we just show...

Reappearing Act

“Where have you been?” my friend Jeff asked recently. “I haven’t seen a post from you in like… months!?!” Fair question. Where do I begin? My last post was dated September 3, 2014. When I posted that piece, I knew it might be some time before I resurfaced. My dad had...

Smart vs. Good

Jim Collins starts his classic, Good to Great, by saying “Good is the enemy of Great.”  I love Collins’ books but I’d like to suggest a 2014 corollary to his comments. Today, Smart is often seen as the enemy of Good, as in Goodness. And personally I’d love to see a...

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