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5% to Goal #48

Published on April 24, 2019 Written by

5% to Goal #48 As I’m approaching 50 consecutive blog posts (5% to goal!), I’m making my first round of observations. These are my key take-aways so far. This may happen again as things synthesize. Other than making physical time, it’s getting easier to blog daily. Having an agenda to write publicly daily is making… View Article

The Luxury We Crave #47

Published on April 23, 2019 Written by

The Luxury We Crave #47 What if you treated every conversation as if it were the last opportunity you had? How would you relate differently to them? How would you listen? What difference would it make in your relationships? As I worked with a team recently about communication, I was reminded of how challenging it… View Article

Windows to the Soul #46

Published on April 22, 2019 Written by

Windows to The Soul #46  Eye contact. For some it’s easy, for others, it’s uncomfortable. I was working with a team today learning about communication. We did a brief exercise which involved one minute of eye contact. Nothing more, simply eye contact.   Once completed, the participants discussed their experiences. It’s always interesting to hear the… View Article

The Right Way to Resolve Conflict #45

Published on April 19, 2019 Written by

The Right way to Resolve Conflict #45 Conflict. No one likes it; some provoke or evoke it, and some avoid it like the plague. The word itself triggers people and causes a reaction; often protection, defensiveness, or counter-attack are the methods. We brace for it and nervously laugh or fidget when it is present or… View Article

Choosing Hope #44

Published on April 18, 2019 Written by

Choosing Hope #44 I was going to bed just now, as I am consciously working on getting 6.5 hours of sleep each night. I’ve got a few minutes before that will be too late. I jumped out of bed, because this message was nagging at me as I was attempting to relax for the anticipated… View Article

Becoming Mindful Together #43

Published on April 17, 2019 Written by

Becoming Mindful Together #43 I do the Whole Life Challenge every 6 weeks. I started in 2018, so I’m on my 6th round of participation on a team. If you’re unfamiliar, you can check it out here. It’s basically 6 weeks of becoming mindful in 7 habits. I have a love/hate relationship with the challenge…. View Article

3 Lessons From a Work/Vacation Clarity Break #42

Published on April 16, 2019 Written by

3 Lessons From a Work/Vacation Clarity Break #42 Though I will likely write more about Pearl Harbor and the Memorials, I thought it would be too heavy and for those uninterested, would alienate you entirely. As I like to say, when you create the space, you have the space to create. Lesson #1 – When… View Article

Reflections from Pearl Harbor #41

Published on April 15, 2019 Written by

Reflections from Pearl Harbor #41 Some of you may not want to read this, it’s a different type of post. It’s a recap of our visit to the USS Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor which was a sobering experience to say the least. Thoughts of all who’ve served, as well as my Dad and brother… View Article

Here’s to the Crazy Ones #40

Published on April 12, 2019 Written by

Here’s to the Crazy Ones #40 Possibly my favorite quote and one of my favorite ad campaigns ever is Apple’s “Think Different” campaign. Visit the YESS! offices, and you’ll see every one of the campaign posters I’ve been able to collect, which I treasure. I’ve read this quote to leadership teams, my family and groups… View Article

Great Leadership Requires Vulnerability #39

Published on April 11, 2019 Written by

Great Leadership Requires Vulnerability #39 When you’re on an island in the middle of the ocean and you realize Mother Nature would decimate you with just one storm, that’s vulnerability. Knowing you’d be helpless when the storms rose and approached the shore, you realize your power is limited. It’s limited to your choices, your options… View Article

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