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Category: Overcome Obstacles

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say it 7 times

Say It 7 Times

“My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat–or in film’s case ‘run on’–manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.”           - Andy Warhol Say it 7 times to make it so. There is a reason this became an adage. It works. It works so well that […]

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Blind Spots & Johari Window

Blind Spots & Johari Window

Blind Spots One of my early Electrical Engineering professors (this was in the early 1980′s) always talked about the knowns, unknowns, known unknowns, and the unknown unknowns (blind spots).  This can also be written as follows: I know I don’t know I know that I don’t know I don’t know that I don’t know Keeping […]

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Don't Yuck My Yum

Don’t Yuck My Yum

If you can live by “Don’t Yuck My Yum” you are likely removing one of your biggest obstacles.

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lifeline

The Golden String: Lifeline Exercise

According to myth, Ariadne provided Theseus with a sword and a golden string. He attached the string to the labyrinth’s door, slayed the Minotaur with the sword, and used the string to retrace his steps. The focus of today’s post is on how you can head into the labyrinth of your past, find what you’re […]

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abuse of authority

Abuse of Authority

“The dilemma of authority in our time, the particular fear it inspires, is that we feel attracted to strong figures we do not believe to be legitimate.”    –Richard Sennett, Authority Power begets power. Power also begets followers, who presume the power will be used appropriately and for their mutual benefit. Unfortunately, power occasionally begets […]

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Executive Coaching Performance

Executive Coaching Leads to High Performance

High performance executive coaching clients, those that want to go from great to greater, often believe when they begin working with an executive coach that they are going to be fixed or that there will be heavy lifting involved. This myth sometimes keeps them, and may be keeping you, from finding an executive coach. Most executive […]

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canary in a coal mine

What’s Your “Canary in a Coal Mine”?

Each business is susceptible to many hazards, toxins, and contaminates. These threats may come in the form of legislation, litigation, regulations, competition, supplier dependability, financing, etc. What threats are you particularly vulnerable to? Have you discovered a telltale sign that can provide you early warning before one of these threats kills your organization?

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Overcoming Obstacles

5 Ways to Overcome Obstacles

Obstacles seem untimely, unfair, and unavoidable, but are they? Here are 5 ways to overcome obstacles.

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Trough

Trough

There is a trough in waves a low spot where horizon disappears and only sky and water are our company. And there we lose our way unless we rest, knowing the wave will bring us to its crest again. There we may drown if we let fear hold us within its grip and shake us […]

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finding white space

Finding White Space

The starting point in most of my coaching is teaching leaders how to lean back. They need to erase their whiteboards to make white space in their lives to tackle the really big things I have been hired to help them achieve. Without this white space, they don’t have enough mental or physical room to […]

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Holding You Back

What Is Holding You Back?

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning” – Mahatma Gandhi What is holding you back? Is it your job? Is it the long commute? Is it too many demands on your time? Is […]

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Loyalty Cuts Two Ways

Loyalty Cuts Two Ways

Leaders value loyalty highly because they want people they can trust, and they don’t want to be stabbed in the back. But do leaders overvalue loyalty? Loyalty Straight Up Loyalty alone can leave a bitter taste. You can trust loyal workers to support you and stand by you during tough times, but you may not […]

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Repetition Penetrates the Dullest of Minds

Repetition Penetrates the Dullest of Minds

 Repetition Penetrates the Dullest of Minds “Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.”–Francis Bacon On my trip to New Zealand, I was reintroduced to the best snack ever, Ginger Crunch–a pastry that has never made it stateside. That is a spicy and sweet sort of variety I can and do appreciate. Variety isn’t […]

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Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches

Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?

  ; Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches of other lives – tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey, hanging from the branches of the young locust trees, in early morning, feel like?   Do you think this world was only an entertainment for you?   Never to […]

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Repressed Leaders

Repressed Leaders

Do you ever become disproportionately mad at another person? You may chalk that up to the channeling of a full day of frustrating events, but it may also be because you’re repressing or suppressing a part of yourself.

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