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Going to Work vs. Getting Your Work to Go

Going to Work vs. Getting Your Work to Go

If your work or routine needs revitalizing, pack up and go somewhere else. Go to a coffee shop, the public library, a local art center, the park, even a hotel lobby. You might not only get new ideas and new routines, you might also get new customers or contacts.

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A Gunshot at Certainty

My dear friend Steve Singer was shot and murdered this week in Scottsdale, Arizona by a gunshot. Steve Singer was not one who sought fame, and yet his and his attorney’s deaths were the top stories this week in Arizona and on national news because of the timing of his death. Their deaths are newsworthy mainly because of their proximity […]

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Career Path: Unite Your Vocation with Your Avocations

Career Path: Unite Your Vocation with Your Avocations

Career Path is a Journey of Unity You may be one of those people who was taught to put your head down and just work hard on your career path. Your parent, mentor, teacher only knew one way–the hard way.  You work hard and then, maybe, once the work is done, you play. Play and […]

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What will your loved ones remember about you?

What will your loved ones remember about you?

This is a personal reflection of deep friendship that I had and lost. It is important to remember those we miss to find the compassion for all those we have in our life today.

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The Book That Will Change Your Travel Life

The Book That Will Change Your Travel Life

An interview with Nicholas Kralev, author of Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury Interview by John LeTourneau, Executive Coach, CO2 Partners About the Author: Nicholas Kralev is a writer, educator, and speaker on global travel, diplomacy, and international affairs. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he […]

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Adventure Team Challenge 2011

Adventure Team Challenge 2011

Many years of camping as a Camp Thunderbird camper and, later, at Outward Bound helped prepare me for the first event of the Adventure TEAM Challenge: lighting a fire and boiling a can of water. All that was needed was some toilet paper, a storm-proof butane lighter, and a knife so sharp that it went through wood […]

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What would you do if you were on a plane for the next three hours?

What would you do if you were on a plane for the next three hours?

When I ask leaders where they are most productive, they often say on the plane. They enjoy being unplugged for several hours, and they get more done.  Avoid using wifi on planes if you can. And if you’re not on a plane, imagine you are for the next few hours. What might you be able […]

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Do you feel like you belong?

Do you feel like you belong?

Sometimes not feeling like you belong has more to do with you than with the others in the group. Try changing the question. Instead of asking yourself “Do I belong?” or “Why don’t I belong?” ask, “How do I belong?”

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Why Work Sucks! And How to Fix it. Interview with Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson

Why Work Sucks! And How to Fix it. Interview with Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson

Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson Interview Cali and Jody created the Results-Only Work Environment from within the bowels of Corporate America – while juggling families, careers, and all the other demands of life. Work sucked and the traditional solution–more flexible schedules–wouldn’t address the problem. So they set out to fix it. Today, Cali and Jody […]

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Bill Treasurer

Courage in Leadership – Discussion with Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill is also the author of Courage Goes to Work (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008), a book about how to inspire more courageous behavior in workplace settings. He has been cited […]

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International Values Research Being Conducted

International Values Research Being Conducted

Chris Porter from the UK is conducting surveys around the world via Skype and Survey Monkey to help support the coaching industry. She is delightful and so appreciative of peoples’ time. If you feel you could be helpful to her please reach out by clicking on one of the two surveys below depending on if […]

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I lost my friend Peter Lytle this weekend

I lost my friend Peter Lytle this weekend

I was suppose to have lunch with Peter today. When he didn’t call. I simply thought well he must have gotten caught up in one of his many and varied projects. He does that from time to time and it is perfectly OK with me. It worked both ways with Peter – he called me […]

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Do you belong or feel abandoned?

Do you belong or feel abandoned?

I was lucky enough to meet David Whyte in my Stephen Covey leadership course many years ago, at the time I had no idea who he was. Since then I have paid to attend his workshops. I have bought many of his books, audios, and videos. He is something very special. I would like to […]

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My name is on the door!

My name is on the door!

I was in a meeting the other day with someone who was an executive at one of the worlds largest beer companies. He said that he would be told what the name of the new product would be by the aging leader. This was a beer that was going to be sold to 20 year-olds. […]

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Which employee has what it takes?

Which employee has what it takes?

Last night my wife and I went out to dinner on Lake Minnetonka. We pulled up to the restaurant via boat. There was a wait to find a spot. One of the dock guys says, “just wait your turn it will go a lot faster for you than staying close to this side of the […]

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