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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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Genius or Practice

June 7, 2011 0 Comments

I’m part way through an interesting book called The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. It’s based on some interesting research which has implications that can benefit everyone. The Talent Code deals with how hotbeds of talent arise and what are the factors in the creation of real talent or some might say “genius”. Daniel Coyle […]

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Telling Your Story… in Business

May 25, 2011 0 Comments

Business people do not talk about stories. And, yet, the most successful business people use stories explicitly and implicitly in their business every day. As I’ve mentioned before, I believe that stories are one of the most important aspects of human life. And, they are everywhere! But, for the moment let’s discuss only their application […]

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Being Centered… Maybe Not

March 31, 2011 1 Comment

Often people say that you need to be centered.  That you need to find your center. I won’t disagree with that but I will add a slightly different point of view.  While you need to be centered and know who it is that you are as a leader, business leader, or personal and professional person.  You […]

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Life List… It’s Your Life… Your List.

January 26, 2011 2 Comments

It’s been a while since I discussed what I call a Life List but what many call a Bucket List.  Have you spent any time on yours? A Life List is a list of all the important things that you want to get done during your life.  It can cover many many different areas.  I […]

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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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Who do you listen to? Your Head. Your Heart. And, the answer is….

September 28, 2010 4 Comments

I’ve recently been going through a lot of books that I’ve had on my reading shelves (read the plural).  And, I’m making great headway.  One interesting thing that I noticed the other evening was how many authors (and colleagues), promoted the fact that people listen to much to their head.  That we should be more […]

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Legend Yacht Charter – Bareboat or Crewed Sailing Charters in Paradise

July 25, 2010 0 Comments

Ok, a warning, I have some personal news that is very exciting… at least for our family, and maybe for you. I am very excited to announce that my wife and I have purchased a 50 foot Bavaria. It’s a great boat kept in great shape. It was initially purchased so that our family could […]

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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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