Do I Have To?!?! Obligation or Self-governance?

Do I have to? Obligation or Self-governance?

What happens to you when you sense that you “have to” do something? Think about that Saturday that you get to do whatever you want – it is very easy to get out of bed! But, those days that you “have to” do those awful chores, it takes effort to get out of bed. There […]

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Leading with Freedom and Choice

Freedom and Choice

Freedom and choice are essential to being a great leader, but the common approach to leadership uses control either through manipulation or domination.Imagine a large dog trotting eagerly toward the house. He has been out chasing rabbits, and has worked up quite an appetite. As he approaches the porch where his food bowl sits, he […]

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Coaching Excellence Requires 4 Secret Ingredients

Coaching Excellence Requires 4 Secret Ingredients

Coaching excellence requires 4 secret ingredients – MOT (Moment of Truth), THP (There, Here, Path), ALA (Act, Learn, Adjust), and Persist. Moment of Truth (MOT) uses the structure of THP and ALA. This great tool encourages performance excellence. You will dramatically enhance your ability to lead and coach if you know how to use MOT. But, […]

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Holiday Stress Creates Turkey and Stressing

Holiday Stress Creates Turkey and Stressing

Holiday stress is what too many people experience during a time that could be so much better. Hopefully, gathering for the holidays is a wonderful, warm and blessed time for most families. But for too many others, it is nothing but “turkey and stressing”, because of so many unresolved family issues. You can’t talk about the […]

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Conflict Cycle – Repeating or Resolving

Conflict Cycle

If you fear conflict, it is most likely because you have a wrong view of it. Most people fear conflict and see it as something they have no desire to participate in. And, the conflict cycle creates much of the dread and negative emotions. Without good skills and a proper view of conflict, it turns […]

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Great Teams Deal with the PROBLEM!

Great Teams Deal with the PROBLEM

Great teams or collaborative results, are critical for most organizations. if you haven’t read The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, please do. He provides excellent insight into the 5 mistakes that hurt teams and teamwork. Here is his list altered slightly.Lack of trustUnclear or wrong goalsLack of accountabilityLack of commitmentInappropriate conflictThe PROBLEM […]

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