Archive | September, 2011

How Do People Perceive You?

Because all of the decisions we make are emotional (while we rationalize and justify those decisions analytically), our perceptions of others are based on intangibles that we use to make meaning in our world.  These intangibles include our assumptions and beliefs, values, vision of the future and guiding principles. When we say someone is “awesome” or “authentic” or “real” or a “straight talker, or […]

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Where The Heck Did The Time Go?

Where the heck did the time go? Wow. How many of us have asked ourselves that one . . . many times? The average day can be divided into six segments (with average hours): Sleep – 8 Work – 8 Eat – 3 Personal Hygiene – 1 Commute – 2, and Various – 2 Most […]

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The Space Between: Where Vision and Skills are Fulfilled

“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” Lao Tzu , Chinese Philosopher –The Space Between– “Long-term commitment to new learning and new philosophy is required of any management that seeks transformation. The timid and the fainthearted, and the people that expect quick results, are doomed to disappointment.” – […]

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The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival – Back to School Sale

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival – Back to School Sale! Yes, it’s back to school shopping time, and this month’s Carnival gives leaders and aspiring leaders a shopping cart full of leadership development supplies. All are deeply discounted (free) and other incredible value to the discriminating leadership shopper. So stock up, and […]

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What Do You Know?

I know I have smart, well informed readers. I’m confident that most everyone who reads these words is someone I would call a lifelong learner. That being said, I know you are thirsty for new knowledge and in that pursuit may begin to feel like I do sometimes, that you are getting some things figured […]

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When is the “Moment” Employees are Developed?

“A long journey requires lots of mango.” Dan and Chip Heath, ‘Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard’ How many of us have heard these questions:                                            “Could you do that training in one day instead of two?” “I thought these people had been trained?” “Can we get by pushing that training off […]

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