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You have a story. It belongs to you. It is powerful. How are you helping people understand it? Listening is a difficult skill to master. A lot of people shouting, “look at me” and “listen to my story!” Unfortunately, they … Continue reading
Saying it doesn’t make it so…too much talking mutes the story. The teacher becomes the student—again. This past week, I received a full manuscript review and critique of (what will eventually become) my first novel. The reviewer—a student of mine … Continue reading
Maybe I can help start a small movement for change in the big box. Until March of this year, I belonged to a small, unobtrusive, not fancy, neighborhood beach gym. For eighteen years. Like Cheers, everyone knew your name. A … Continue reading
Every encounter is a story waiting to happen; a story waiting to be written. This blog has often covered the importance of relationship building. It remains a key feature of my 7Rs model for for student, workplace, and life success. … Continue reading
Do you treat those you lead and those you follow with dignity? Do you do the same for yourself? One of the things I love about what I do is that even when I’m in speaker/facilitator/keynoter mode I’m learning. Always … Continue reading
Find a way to let your colleagues share what they are proud of and how they do it. At times, the execution of appropriate recognition can move from the sublime to the ridiculous. I remember years ago sitting in a … Continue reading
When you establish new goals, consider these four components. Give your goals a second R.E.A.D. During one of my recent podcast recordings, film producer Pepper Lindsey posed an intriguing question: “What does success look like to you?” (This podcast will air on … Continue reading
I remain focused on surrounding myself with knowledgeable and skillful people who will have my back—and kick me in the butt when needed. Who do you have on your Board? Corporations have Boards of Directors. Institutions of higher learning have Boards … Continue reading