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Choose Joy

I don’t know about you, but some days I hate my job. I wake up to a calendar full of meetings - or worse yet, a day with few meetings at all and a deep sense of smallness as I wonder why no one wants to spend time with me. I feel pressure to swing the day’s events in...

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The Moments You Live For

My friend Amy tells of a woman who runs a company that makes architectural stone. She has many moments during her days - meetings, specification reviews, logistics strategy, customer visits. Those are all good moments, part of the joy and challenge of leading a...

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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 up one day...

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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...

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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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