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A Life Authentic

When my clients ask me to give them an example of a life lived authentically, I have often answer with a cliche-like response — Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Mark Twain, Hunter S. Thompson.  Those were my stock and trade answers.  Until now. On May 23rd of this year, Bob Fletcher passed away with little … Continue reading

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#FastCompany Focus on #Coworking in #America

Coworking is more than desk space and meeting rooms. Fast Company (March Issue) shows how a number innovative companies — Zappos, AT&T, Plantronics — are encouraging select employees to broaden their engagement with others by working in shared space. About 1,800 coworking sites are now operating coast to coast serving about 45,000 US workers. Good … Continue reading

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The Importance of #Positivity and How to Find It.

The power of positive thinking is more than the title of book.  It really is a discipline that can change lives. A recent article on Inc. Magazine’s website offered four ways to train yourself to be more positive. Scan for the 3 daily positives. At the end of each day, make a list of three specific … Continue reading

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Coach’s Corner: The Relationship of #Faith and #Work with #Life and #Career

READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE PAPER Abstract Gallup surveys consistently show that nine in 10 Americans express a belief in God (Nash, Business, religion, and spirituality: A new synthesis, 2003), while more than 45 % claim to have some awareness of God on the job (Nash and McLellan, Church on Sunday, Work on Monday: The Challenges … Continue reading

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#Leadership #Empowerment #Paradox

How many leaders can one organization handle? We talk about empowering staff, but who leads, who follows, who manages, who does the work? Once someone is designated or selected as “leader” — a real or implied hierarchy is created. This individual has “power over” others within the organization. This role may, or may not, have … Continue reading

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Who Said These Incredible Words?

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but … Continue reading