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Are Your Sure You’re a Great Coach?

July 6, 2016
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There are certain skills that have objective measures, and therefore allow us to evaluate ourselves. For example, if you can write computer code and the code effectively performs its desired outcome, then you can safely say you are competent in writing that particular code. There are other skills […]

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Measure What Matters

June 27, 2016
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People are measuring lots of things nowadays, and in fact there is a growing industry of devices and software for personal measurement. But despite the onslaught of technology to measure ourselves, we may not be thoughtful enough about which measurements really matter to achieving our personal and business […]

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Get Your Team in Shape!

June 20, 2016
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Creating high-performing teams is incredibly important. After all, who among us has been spared the drudgery of being on a terrible team where we felt our time was wasted, our opinions were not valued and the quality of the work was shamefully inadequate? Nowadays, most of us […]

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When Incompetence and Over-Confidence Co-Exist!

June 13, 2016
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Considering that each of us has just an infinitesimally small fraction of knowledge when compared to all there is to know, it’s a wonder that anyone believes they are expert at anything. And for most intelligent people, the daunting reality of how much remains unknown keeps us […]

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Your Feelings Don’t Matter

June 5, 2016
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Many years ago when I was a personal trainer I discovered the reason that personal training works for clients, even if, like me, the trainer is singularly poor at the job.  Those that hired me (and a great many did) really were not interested in my masters degree […]

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Mastering Moments of Truth

May 31, 2016
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Think of the last noticeable interaction you had with a business? Was it pleasant? The odds are high that the moment you will recall was not pleasant.  It’s a safe bet that the one you first recall was not a positive experience. As business leaders, we must […]

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Your Future Self is Asking “What the Heck?”

May 22, 2016
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Whenever I speak to my friends who have gotten tattoos, I am struck by their level of certainty that later, in the future, they will not regret the decision. For myself, I feel certain that I am not equipped to predict what taste my future self will have […]

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Great Managers are Made Not Born

May 16, 2016
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In business, we regularly promote our best and brightest performers to positions in which they have absolutely no expertise, experience or knowledge, and expect them to perform despite a total dearth of instruction, training, practice or correction.

“Nonsense” you say. “People rise based on their track records.”

Yes […]

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