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A Leadership Kick In the Ass

Published on January 16, 2017 by

One of my favorite authors on leadership is Bill Treasurer--and you can get a free chapter from his new book out today. Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge said, "This is one of the most unique and valuable books you will read all year, and I highly recommend it."

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This Guy Is Changing Young Lives

Published on January 10, 2017 by

I recently came across someone who inspires me and who is doing incredible work with youth--someone who is changing their lives and doing it all on a volunteer basis. This is someone with vision, passion, talent and a drive to be a force of nature in a unique way.

His ...

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What’s Your Real Potential? (Video)

Published on August 21, 2016 by

Last week I watched a video of women gymnastics, comparing Olympic gymnasts from the 1950's and those currently competing. I'm sharing it to ask the question, "What is our real potential?" What have we learned since the 50's in terms of the human body's potential, mental potential and so on?

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Why “Just Do It” Is Great For Nike But Not For You

Published on May 3, 2016 by

When it comes to “motivating” others (and ourselves) there are three well-known phrases I see and hear a lot:

  • “Just Do It!”
  • “No excuses!”
  • “No one owes you anything!”

As a former psychotherapist and now as a coach for the past decade, I have spent thousands of hours ...

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Go From “Here” to “There” Faster & Easier

Published on February 22, 2016 by

In 2007 Ursula Burns became the president of Xerox Corporation. In 2009 she became the CEO and In 2010 she was also named chairman of Xerox. That’s quite a success story, but like all success stories, there is a beginning.

For Ms. Burns, that beginning was as an intern ...

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Dark Night of the Soul & Taking Responsibility

Published on February 16, 2016 by

About nine years ago I wasn't doing well--in fact I was going through what some have called the "dark night of the soul."

I was burned out, angry, confused and couldn't see any way things were going to get better.

Things did get better, by far.

It took work ...

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Serena Williams’ Coach’s Advice to Us All

Published on February 6, 2016 by

No too long ago I was coaching a client in his late sixties and he said something in passing. I paused and asked, "What did you just say, can you repeat that?"

I'm not going to share what he told me--but it was about a life-long dream he's had ...

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You Can Have More Happiness, Here’s How

Published on December 27, 2015 by

If you read a book on happiness or listen to a speaker on the topic, we’re told that many, if not most people, have a happiness problem—they’re just not that happy.

You won’t hear that from me though. I think most people are fairly happy.

They’re “happy” in several areas ...

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What’s Holding You Back Isn’t What You Think

Published on November 24, 2015 by

When a speaker asks a group, “What is the biggest thing that keeps most people from pursuing their l dreams?” the answer is almost always “Fear.”

Fear seems to be behind a lot of things without us even knowing it. The salesperson doesn’t ask for a clear “Yes” or ...

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Are You Amazing? Really, What Do You Think?

Published on November 2, 2015 by

Rumi was a 13th century Persian mystic poet, someone with mind-blowing insights into life, meaning, spirituality and human potential. Here's what he wrote about human potential:

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. ...

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