Clarity and Leadership

In recent reports on the qualities of optimal leadership, it was noted that most individuals in leadership positions see themselves as tasked exclusively and strictly with: Planning Decision making Developing structure Identifying sustainable processes and practices The goal of leadership may vary slightly, most agreed, but those responsibilities seemed to be a universal set of…

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Team work Takes Team Building

Do you have any interest in team sports? What about professional team sports? If so, imagine your favorite team of the moment. Now, imagine them hitting the field, court, ice or whatever surface they’ll play on, without a moment’s practice. Even if that team is comprised of the sport’s best players ever, without that practice…

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Keep It Short

Keep It Short!

I heard a coach once give succinct advice about how to ask good coaching questions. How to “keep it short”. Unfortunately, I can’t recall who it was. If you know, let me know! I’ve been reflecting on the confusion and misunderstandings and abundant minor and major conflicts in so much of our communications. I think…

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Pleasing or Serving

Are you Pleasing yourself and others or are you Serving? To please or to serve, that is the question. I first read about this concept in Steve Chandler’s book “Crazy Good” where he talks about the difference between Pleasing and Serving. I find this a very powerful distinction.    People Pleasing You may think this only…

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