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Six Conversations

It is said that every story is based on one of six plots; some writers think of them as the six archetypes of literature, while some see them as the building blocks from which to build more complex plots and stories. While I’m not a writer, I’ve noticed a parallel in my leadership coaching of…

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The Wonders of W’s

As many of you know, I like to play around with both letters and numbers to come up with catchy and easy ways to remember essential productivity hacks. Inspired by Craig Van Epps recent blog post on P’s in a Pod, I’d like to introduce to you the Wonders of W’s. The first W is…

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Leadership Integrity

During a group learning meeting as part of our 6-week-long Performance Experiment / 42-Day Challenge program, a participant shared appreciation for the vast amount of content and materials we offer at Emergent. He then suggested that a subject area which we may not be covering enough is leadership integrity. His intent wasn’t to expose a…

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Five Tips for Living Half-heartedly

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS HUMOR AND ADVOCACY OF AN APPROACH WHICH, IF ADHERED TO, WILL LEAD YOU RIGHT BACK TO THE PLACE YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN. Silence honest perspective. When faced with the choice to either share or solicit honest perspectives, keep quiet. This will ensure that you don’t fully form your concept of anything…

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Ps in a Pod

One of the outputs of our Emergent Leader class is the participants share what they’ve learned in a creative way. We are happy to share the following from one of our participants. Thank you Craig Van Epps from Haylor, Freyer & Coon for your thoughtful insights. Focus on the POSITIVE PREPARE for success PRIORITIZE with…

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What if I was wrong?

And what if I still am? Actually, it really doesn’t matter; the question was prompted by the realization that my views today are totally different than they were when I graduated from college over 40 years ago. In fact, my beliefs today are different than they were even a few years ago. But one thing…

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Every Generation Works Toward Progress

Every generation works toward progress that following generations eventually view as normal – just look at the telephone. My grandparents had party lines. My parents had cordless phones. And we now use phones that fit in our back pockets. That cell phone technology began a century ago, if not more. Progress builds on the past,…

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Everything is Energy

Everything is energy. The faster the vibration, the more vital and impactful the energy. To live and to lead effectively and vitally, we need to pay attention to our energetic vibration, and we need to pay attention to regular restorative activities for the four sources of energy – spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional. I recently…

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Be a Goldfish

My family is eagerly anticipating the 3rd season of “Ted Lasso,” the Apple TV+ original series about an American football coach hired by an English football (soccer) team. The owner of the team is bitter due to her recent divorce and her strategy is to ruin the one thing her ex-husband loved … the team….

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Leaders are Learners

It started with a book bag we found at Barnes & Noble that read, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison. We followed it with a bookmark we distributed to our LeadFORWARD clients that read, “Leaders are Readers.” We were obviously on a clear path of emphasizing the…

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