Do you trust your intuition?

Do you trust your intuition?

“The leader needs three intellectual abilities that may not be assessed in an academic way: one needs to have a sense for the unknowable, to be prepared for the unexpected, and to be able to foresee the unforeseeable,” so says Robert Greenleaf in his book The Power of Servant Leadership. Sounds like a tall order, almost like a description of a super hero right out of the comic book pages. But...

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Emotional Intelligence – how’s yours?

Emotional Intelligence – how’s yours?

Walter Bennis in the introduction of his book On Becoming a Leader lists the Four Essential Competencies of a Leader. The ability to engage others by creating shared meaning Having a distinctive voice Having integrity The ability of adaptive capacity Having a Distinctive Voice is further described as a cluster of traits such as Purpose, Self-Confidence, and a Sense of Self. He then adds “the...

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Powerful Words

Words are powerful. They can be used to impress, persuade, seduce, incite and deflate. We’ve all used words to convince others, get what we want and influence the situation. While I love the power that words have I am not overly impressed when someone uses a ten dollar word when a couple of simpler, more common words would do the job. Let me correct that. When I have to stop my reading to...

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Conversation on WHAT EVERY MAN NEEDS TO KNOW

Your thoughts and opinions are welcomed and encouraged here. No judgments no right or wrong. How do you feel about your ability to response honestly to the questions about Where you come from, Where are you at Right Now, Where are you going, Your Friends and Your Gifts?   Comment below, and thank...

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Nine Things Every Guy Oughta Know – What’s the Tenth?

This is a space to get your opinion on what is the 10th or 11th or 12th that every guy oughta know. Some friends have suggested changing the oil in a car, fixing a bike, gutting an animal, and planning a night out. What do you think? Any comments on what you read? Corrections, feedback. Get the conversation...

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Not Everything is an EVENT!!

Not Everything is an EVENT!!

I love a party. A holiday gathering, a celebration. A time set aside to honor or remember a loved one, a friend or event. Good food, libations, conversations, laughter, dancing. A time set apart from the everyday activities and routines to mark a special occasion. We as humans have much to gain from celebrations. Some cultures do this better than others, some do it more often. Whether religious...

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Are you just passing through or enjoying each moment

I travel for business and find myself in a variety of locations, some more exciting than others. Often my path crosses other road warriors and it surprises me how unprepared they are to enjoy their travels. Personally I lean toward outdoor activities, search out hiking trails or swimming beaches. Its easy enough to toss in a pair of hiking boots or swimming trunks. Most cities have a local...

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Are you beyond thinking about Coaching?

Are you beyond just thinking about coaching and ready to jump in?  Not everyone is actually ready to be coached or even ‘coachable’.  Not everyone is serious about creating a life of their own design, to make deliberate and conscience decisions that will make major +positive + changes to how they live and enjoy who they are and how they interact with the world around...

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Career Coaching – Job Hunting Fieldguide

It is a Jungle out there and with millions of Americans out of work the job market has become even more competitive. Whether you are searching for a white collar, blue collar or no collar type of career it is survival of the fittest where Only The Strong Survive! Don’t jeopardize your chances at an interview and a job by messing up on the basics! I have combined my 12+ years working in the...

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Lemonade Stands and Big Business

I have a great employee. She almost never complains, at least not about the work, does the little work I have for her after about the third time I remind her and although most folks would say I am paying her too much – it all works out for the best. At 12 years old she is the youngest employee on our staff of two, but she has been with the firm for almost 6 years and that gives her some...

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