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The Flow Of Success

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Learning to Flow in Life and Business This past week several conversations with leaders and entrepreneurs have ended with me encouraging, “Be like water; flow. Water finds a way.” For most of my life I’ve believed that my job was to get to the top of the ladder,  fast, efficiently and successfully. Falsely I believed  […]

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Get A Life, Before you Croak!

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Don’t get a job; Get a life before you Croak! I met with a past client of mine yesterday and  he said as he sipped his coffee, ” I finally took your advice and decided to get a life.” I smiled.  About a year or two ago I helped him and his partner grow their […]

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Ready, Camera; FOCUS!

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Focus And Build a Purposeful Life and A Profitable Venture In life and business we need to be able to move back and forth between the telescope and the microscope. We need to be able to see the big picture, the end in mind and chunk down to the details. We need to be able […]

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Stuffed with Stuff; 30 second video inspiration

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In business as in life; more is not always better. Are you stuffed with stuff? White space, margin, making space it’s critical to innovation, change and experiencing something new. If your life and business are stuffed with knick knacks and pad locks from the past how can you possibly experience that which is important now?  […]

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Whose Blind Side Do You Have?

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Blind side, blind spots and reality checks Over the weekend I watched the movie The Blind Side.  The movie was inspired by the book Blind Side, evolution of the game. The story of Michael Oher and the Tuohy family. One family steps into a young man’s life to help out for a night and it […]

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Learn To Forget Like A Quarterback. Be a CFO: Chief Forgetting Officer

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Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Social Change Agents need to forget like a quarterback. Tom Peters thinks the ability to forget is so critical to the ability to innovate and lead  that we need to formalize it into the position of   CFO; chief forgetting officer. Peter’s goes on to say that, ” Learning is a cakewalk. […]

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Collaboration, Cooperation & Openness: The Framework for Success

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Collaboration, cooperation and contribution are the characteristics of open frameworks, frameworks that will succeed in the future. I can’t lose this visual of windows versus doors. This idea of openness versus transparency. You see we’ve all been talking about the importance of transparency and yet truth be told there is something more elemental to growth […]

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Social Marketing: Location Based Services & The Importance of Value and Relevancy

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Social Marketing, Reinvented Marketing, Participative Marketing, Integrated digital/Social Media Marketing. Sales are created when consumers take action. Feet illustrate action for me. Friday February 27th, I attended an education event sponsored by Seattle Social Media Club  hosted at the University of Washington Communication’s department on  location based services. On the same day of the   LBS  […]

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Leadership Gaps and how they turn people into mannequins

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Leadership gaps. They happen. And they happen. What are the costs?  I’ve written several posts about leadership closing the leadership gaps , my 2 leadership verbs, how to engage heads, hands and heart, results revolution and others. But today I want to consider leadership from another perspective. I’m looking at the gaps in leadership from  the mannequin in […]

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Shoe switching. A practice in empathy, the key to great relationships

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So when was the last time you slipped into a pair of shoes like these? How comfortable would  you be? What might happen if you and your team were better at shoe switching? Shoe switching. It’s a mindset. Call it empathy, understanding, consideration. Shoe switching is the mindset and the practice I engage in when […]

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