Category Archives: Coaching

Mastery of the Fundamentals

“Excellence is achieved by mastery of the fundamentals.” ~ Vince Lombardi I start getting a bit “antsy” this time of year. I’ve struggled through basketball season, painful as it was seeing the Spurs miss a golden opportunity, and I refuse … Continue reading

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Your Personal Board of Advisors

“Our chief want in life is someone who will cause us to do our best” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   A few weeks ago in my blog, I mentioned about Andy Andrews being on my Board of Advisors. Since then, … Continue reading

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Breaking the Law of Averages

“If you’re doing what everybody else is doing and thinking like everybody else is thinking, you’re probably doing something wrong.”  ~ Andy Andrews   A couple of weeks ago while traveling; I received a tweet from one of the long-time … Continue reading

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Why Motivate When You Can Inspire?

“Energy motivates but charisma inspires.” ~ Simon Shinek Having high energy certainly motives people. The problem with that is, when he energy is removed, so is the motivation. The late Zig Ziglar may have described motivation best when he said, “People often … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE SUPERMANAGER

Mentoring allegories have long been a favorite of mine. I believe writers are able to convey great points using this technique and make a story interesting, even if not always totally believable. I also believe some of the great lessons of … Continue reading

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Book Review: WHY LEADERSHIP SUCKS

Though the title of this book, WHY LEADERSHIP SUCKS by Miles Anthony Smith, may or may not be true for you, it is true for many people who aspire to become leaders only to find out it may not be … Continue reading

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Take Your Goals For the New Year to the Next Level

The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and miss it but that we aim too low and achieve it. ~ Michelangelo Believe it or not, 2012 will soon be history. Once again, we … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE WEEKLY COACHING CONVERSATION

Business parables are a favorite of mine, so when I learned that Brian Souza had written his newest book, THE WEEKLY COACHING CONVERSATION as a parable, it was a pleasant surprise. Having read Souza’s previous book, Become Who You Were … Continue reading

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Book Review: TAKING FLIGHT

I have taken a few DISC analyses over the years and even attended a 2-day DISC Seminar a few years ago, so I felt like I had a pretty good understanding of the DISC system. That is, until I read TAKING … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE ART OF INFLUENCE

THE ART OF INFLUENCE by Chris Widener is a short little 100 page story about persuasion for business leaders. The story begins when young Marcus graduates from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business. As a graduation gift, Marcus’s grandmother … Continue reading

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