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You Only Get One Chance To Fail…

September 18, 2011 0 Comments

I met a friend’s husband a while back and we got to talking. Through the discussion, we started talking about success and failure… a passionate topic for me. As we discussed our views, he made an outstanding comment that has a lot of interesting truth in it. He said, “You only have one chance to […]

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Coaching meets the Real World

June 22, 2011 0 Comments

I have blogged on this before, but it is so good that I need to remind everyone of it again. I want you to watch a video on a coach who has an amazing grasp of what motivates people, in particular young people. When you’re done, reflect on how this applies to you.  What can […]

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Leadership – Be Smart and Speak Up

May 30, 2011 0 Comments

Think of those people who naturally lead. Think of the last time that you were in a group… even just a group of people at a convention around a table who were given a task. You can picture the 5 or 6 people around the table starting to discuss the problem they’ve been given. Inevitably, […]

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Soon Is Not a Calendar Date….

February 27, 2011 0 Comments

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend and we were talking about something that they were working and needed to complete. I asked them when they were going to be finished. Their answer…. Soon. My immediate and impulsive response was… “Soon is not a calendar date.” And, it’s true. You can’t find Soon between […]

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Leadership – From Theory to TV

February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Leadership is everywhere.  And, examples and stories of leadership are everywhere too.  Even on tv you can find great examples of leadership.  One genre that has a lot of examples are “cop” shows or any show where there is an implicit leadership structure.  These kinds of shows are ready made for stories about teamwork and […]

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Perception, Branding and Authenticity

January 15, 2011 0 Comments

One, they involve an area that I love, “perception”.  Here’s an example of the ad that show’s how we can all perceive things differently.  It’s wonderfully different and makes a point. Second, they struck out and started to use an area that was previously unused.  And, now they “own” that space.  We all think of […]

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Less Is Less…

October 21, 2010 0 Comments

Many people have heard the saying that “Less is More”.  I have and I’ve used the saying.  In fact, I bought into the saying until recently.  The concept was that sometimes, we just make things too complicated.  We add too many variables, or choices, or options, or details, or… words.  The idea behind “Less is […]

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My Pleasure…

June 30, 2010 0 Comments

I have the pleasure from time to time with my work to stay at a truly world class hotel. Recently, I was again honoured to stay there for a week while I was working. And, I believe that I can sum up their success in 2 words…. My Pleasure. Why do these 2 words, that […]

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Invictus… The Power of Forgiveness

June 29, 2010 0 Comments

I had the opportunity to watch the movie Invictus the other day. It is the true story based on the South African Rugby team as they try to win the 1995 World Cup of Rugby to gain the honour of their country, the host nation. For me, there were 2 great lessons. One, is the […]

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Are You Falling Enough?

March 23, 2010 0 Comments

My family and I just finished a week’s vacation skiing which included amazing weather, lots of fun with friends, pretty good snow conditions for March and lessons for the kids.  In fact, this was the first time that any of our kids had been on skis and they had a truly amazing experience with really […]

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