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I Surrender, But I’m Not Giving Up

The word surrender often times implies giving up, or perhaps giving in, and the negative connotations associated with quitting. But what I think we are really doing when we surrender is stopping the ego from resisting “what is.” When we surrender, we stop the struggle and the fight and we turn the issue over to our…

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We Teach What We Need to Learn

I had a wonderful opportunity to share my perspectives on an integrated approach to leadership to a group of college juniors and seniors recently. It was inspiring to see their energy and interest for the topic, particularly their interest in the role of spirituality in leadership. Sometime during our conversation, I realized that everything I was sharing…

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Coaching – What Sport?

I remember sharing with my parents my plans to become a coach some years ago. Their immediate response was, “what sport?” Having coached youth soccer and baseball over the years, I could understand their difficulty in comprehending just what a professional or executive coach actually does. My eleven year old daughter recently described what I do to…

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Soft Skills Are Really The Hard Skills

“Soft skills,” almost akin to the “sick sense,” the reference made by some people who do not fully appreciate intuition. Almost by definition referring to any skill as soft almost seems to marginalize it. And some hard charging analytical types spend so much time diminishing these skills because in their minds they can’t be measured. But they…

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Less is More

Less is more. More space allows room for new ideas, insights, and inspirations to surface. We seem to be cultivating a culture where more is better; more stuff, more commitments, more activities, just a lot more to manage and keep track of. Yet at times, when we are taking a breath, we realize at the…

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Simplify Your Life

I recently participated on a panel discussion regarding the topic of creating balance in what was described as a very busy and hectic world in which we live. I created a bit of a buzz when I suggested that most stress and “out of balance” sensations are self induced. I believe that statement to be true. Often times…

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Planting Seeds of Success

Spring time means planting, and planting leads to a harvest. As you reflect upon your life and your leadership, what seeds of success would you like to plant today for a future harvest. As as you think about your intended outcomes, the harvest, also give thought to the conditions required for growth. How will you tend…

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Change Your Life in 10 Minutes Per Day

What would it be like if you could be, do, and have everything that you were intended to have on this journey? And what if I told you that you could continue this process of aligning what you get with what you want in just 10 minutes per day. That’s right, just 10 minutes. So…

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