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Feedback: A Formula to Face and Embrace

September 20, 2016

Is feedback important?  We’d all say a resounding, “Yes!” Yet how many of us ever ask for feedback on our leadership? Or ask what’s expected of us, both the spoken and unspoken? And how many of us make giving/getting feedback part of our everyday? Feedback is merely information that helps us know whether we are on track. Sounds so simple.…

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Steve Jobs Communicated from the Inside Out

October 11, 2011

Simon Sinek has codified how the world’s most inspiring leaders think, act and communicate.  And he concludes that they do exactly the opposite of everyone else.  In his 2010 TED Talk, Sinek draws his Golden Circle to emphasize how inspiring leaders/ companies communicate from the inside out. First why, then how, then what.  Says Sinek, People don’t buy what you…

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Steven Johnson Knows Where Good Ideas Come From

November 7, 2010

This month’s book club selection was a double whammy for me: good reading and good for business.  The title–Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation–intrigued me when my friend proposed it and the timeline she issued us was a challenge. The book was only released around Oct 5th so we had to order it and read it…

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Start Anywhere and Design Your Life For Emergence

November 7, 2010

I am almost finished reading Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, Your Business, and Maybe Even The World.  I bought it a while back for a friend and then asked to borrow it back after reading Where Good Ideas Come From.  I was curious how learning more about design from legendary designers like Bruce Mau could teach me about…

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The Joy of Conversation (Even at Work)

October 20, 2010

Conversation can be the most sublime of human experiences. This comes from the German poet Goethe.  Many would agree.  To have a real conversation is a great joy. So how do you do it in your day to day interactions? And more particularly how do you do it at work? It being a “have a real conversation” (not the “it”,…

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Are You Telling Yourself Rut Stories or River Stories?

October 12, 2010

You and I do not just have a story, we are our stories. Our stories shape, limit, and define our way of being, the way we think, and the way we interact with others (Masterful Coaching by Hargrove). Often times our stories keep us from reaching for our “impossible future”.  Enter coaching!  In coaching (well, when done masterfully), we help people surface,…

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You Cannot Win if You Don’t Play

October 10, 2010

“50 cents to play, 50 cents to win!”  I used to mimic the people who ran the games tables at the fair grounds. My favourite was the colours game. You simply put your quarters on a colour and watched as the wheel spun, praying all the while that you would get a big payout of….$1.  Most times I would lose but I won enough…

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Business Experiments in the Test Kitchen of Life

February 8, 2010

I am just back from a weekend in Toronto with my dear friend and business partner Tanya (hereto forward known as Tanya with no preamble about how we are both best friends and business partners!).  The working weekend was set up about a week ago when we recognized that some face time was our answer to busting through the Seth Godin style…

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