Leadership

Denial in the Workplace

Published on May 27, 2015 by

Over the course of  the past two weeks, I’ve had discussions with three senior managers about various challenges their organizations are dealing with. Or to be more precise, challenges the senior leaders are not dealing with. For instance:

  • A middle manager with a history of claiming credit he’s not ...
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Magnetic Thinking

Published on May 15, 2015 by

We’ve all heard of the Self-fulfilling prophecy.

What we believe and expect to happen tends to happen.

I call that “Magnetic Thinking.”

Our thinking, our beliefs, our assumptions and our expectations are infused with energy that attracts people, resources and circumstances that are aligned with our thoughts and beliefs.

Does that ...

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An Uncomfortable Question

Published on May 9, 2015 by

None of us really comes close to the edge of our true potential. We don't even know what our real potential is. In fact, we all have unexpressed potential we don't have a clue about.

True, a few of us seem to have expressed our full potential in certain areas of ...

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Coach or Critic?

Published on May 5, 2015 by

Monday I was interviewed on a popular podcast on the subject of happiness. Two thirds of the way through the interview I was asked to share one of the secrets from my book “Seven Secrets to Enlightened Happiness.”

All of a sudden my mind went blank for a second while ...

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Coach Yourself to Greatness

Published on April 5, 2015 by

Coach Yourself to Greatness

Last year a large government agency related to health asked me to design and facilitate a two day workshop on coaching for their supervisors and managers. I did the workshop twice last year and because of the results I’m doing it again twice this year. I’m ...

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Mastering Your Emotions

Published on March 1, 2015 by

In the past two weeks, I’ve worked with a number of clients dealing with a crisis, going through a conflict at work or home or who are dealing with some incredibly challenging situations in life. “Robert” is one of those clients. He's a manager and he “lost it" last week—lost ...

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How to Create What You Want in 2015

Published on December 19, 2014 by

If you want to know what 2015 will be like for you, it’s not hard to predict.

What will happen over the next twelve months is largely dependent upon what you expect to happen—what you believe will happen.

2015 won’t be what you want it to be. What you believe ...

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Getting Real About Leadership

Published on October 10, 2014 by

I'm happy to feature a guest post from Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting and author of the book Leaders Open Doors. It's a refreshing book on what makes extraordinary leaders and it's a short read.

 

Originally published at Thin Difference on 5/15/2013.

 Getting Real ...

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Are You Ready to Roar?

Published on August 16, 2014 by

 

 

Are You Ready to Roar?

When we come into this world, our instinct is to be who we naturally are, to know what we want, to communicate our needs and desires and to assume we are worthy of all of them.

We come into this world ready to ...

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Seven Questions To Rock Your World Today

Published on August 9, 2014 by

Alan’s "Seven Questions To Rock Your World Today"

  1. How will I communicate with myself today to fuel my mind, body and spirit? (The truth is, if you master this one thing, you will be living in a rare space.)
  2. How can I offer myself unconditional support, on all levels, to thrive ...
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