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The People Around You Matter…

  • December 15, 2015

It was a star filled night. The crack of a fire, the sound of water hitting the shore and the cool night air set the perfect tone.  Slowly as the day turned to night, I watched the group of friends assemble…

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Build or bust…

  • November 10, 2015

As I hung up the phone, I shook my head. It was a long week of making phone calls to the field to hear their perspective on the business. I've used the practice for many years as a way of staying in…

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Crossing the bridges of change…

  • October 29, 2015

As I sat in the meeting, I listened intently to the conversation about building traction with the new, unfolding changes. On one side of the table was the “why is it taking so long?” and on the other side was…

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It’s about YOU (not about them).

  • October 13, 2015

It happens to all of us.  Someone approaches with an opportunity to advance.  You get excited. You hear their glowing feedback about you and you start to focus on the promise of something new.  The visions of what is possible…

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Kick Up Some Dust… 

  • August 11, 2015

I was 6 weeks into a new assignment.  The discovery process was grueling but it was beginning to provide insights.  As I sat with one of the key players and my list of endless questions, I focused on learning more. I…

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The Other Chair.

  • July 14, 2015

You could tell he was upset.  The urgency of his voice when he called was the first sign.  Then I could see the signs as I watched him walk towards me, the stiffness of his shoulders and the expression on…

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Look for the Expiration Date

  • June 9, 2015

One of my favorite places growing up was my Grandma's kitchen. It was an old house with a big pantry full of goodies.   It is where I learned the importance of checking the expiration date.  I was hungry and dove in…

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Where the dirt road ends…

  • April 21, 2015

  It was a crazy week with an endless list of “to do’s” and deadlines. As I got in my car to head out of town, I replayed the week looking to celebrate what I had moved forward, evaluate what…

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Twenty Four Hours (Only 1440 minutes) a Day?

  • April 7, 2015

How present are you... It seems no matter where you look, the news is reporting statistics.  Some of them, I must admit,  seem ridiculous and make me wonder why are we wasting the time and space to report such things.…

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Vanishing Choice.

  • February 26, 2015

The abundance of choices we have in today’s world is overwhelming.   Seems everyone wants to give us options…so we can chose.  nice...but is it necessary? When you consider that the human capacity to process options tops out at 5 plus…

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