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Are You Open to New Ideas?

LEADERSHIP PRACTICE As Ralph Simone writes in his last post, we are sometimes too focused causing ourselves to be closed to new ideas. An important aspect of collaboration is remaining open to new ideas, even if they seem to disagree with what you know to be possible or true. It is essential for you to…

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Are You Too Focused?

THE PARADOX OF FOCUS When you use the zoom feature on your camera, there’s a trade-off you need to make. To focus on a specific object or portion of the image field, you must gradually give up your ability to view the rest of the image field as you continue to zoom in. This inverted…

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Internal GPS

I was intrigued recently when I heard someone pose the question, “is google making us stupid”? My first inclination was to say no, of course not. I was thinking that it provides an opportunity for many people to access information and resources rather easily and quickly. I was having a hard time seeing the relevance…

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What if You Only Had One Week to Live?

ONE WEEK TO LIVE Some time ago, I lost a good friend unexpectedly. The loss hit me at many levels; however, what was most difficult to shake was the missed opportunity to spend a few hours on his last day with him. He had invited me to a luncheon where a famous coach and motivational…

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Are You Self-Aware?

LEADERSHIP PRACTICE Self-awareness is a key leadership practice that can help you build on your strengths and identify any specific thoughts, behaviors, or habits that might be holding you back from reaching your full potential. Once you’ve identified a thought, behavior, or habit that you want to change, set a specific intention to detail how…

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Are You Going in the Right Direction?

IT IS NOT THE SPEED, BUT THE DIRECTION How many things can help us move faster? Faster internet, faster planes, fast cars, faster products to help us clean, study, and lose weight. But with all of the things that are taking us places faster, are we even going in the right direction? Life can move…

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Do You Have Space?

CREATING SPACE It is the space between the notes that makes the music possible. It is the space in and around the vase that defines it’s shape. And it is the space that we create in our lives and our leadership that gives rise to insights, inspiration, and innovation. Unfortunately many of us have grown…

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Who Do You Listen To?

SELF-TALK Could you ever imagine paying for a motivational audio program where the speaker told you that you “weren’t any good and would never amount to much?” What would you think of this? How would you feel about paying for this type of “help”? My hunch is that you would reject any other advice from…

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Do You Pause?

LEADERSHIP PRACTICE Periodically throughout the day, pause for a few seconds to observe the flow of your breath. Become aware of a silent, but powerful sense of presence. This exercise can help you to relax and open up. It will help bring new insights and choices to the challenges of the day. It will bring…

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Are You Molding New Ideas?

MELT, MOLD, AND MOVE One of the processes that I discovered in conjunction with Jay and Bryan Morgan of Dynamic Health & Fitness is the M3 process, which is a wonderful concept for spiritual, mental, and physical renewal. M3 stands for Melt, Mold, and Move. As we recycle old ideas and practices that no longer…

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