Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Three D's

A coaching client of mine recently attended a time management seminar that was sponsored by the local chamber of commerce. He told me that the seminar advised him to categorize everything on his to do list into A’s, B’s and C’s. He said that he now had 182 A’s, 4 B’s and 2 C’s and […]
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Slow me Down, Lord!

How is your balance? Have you taken the time to consider all of the parts of your life and work? What have you done for your physical well being in the past year? What books have you read? Remember that course in (photography, Spanish, travel, accounting, your choice) you have been meaning to take? Have […]
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Practice makes perfect?

In “The Carolina Way” Coach Dean Smith, retired coach of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill basketball team, talks about the value of practice in creating better game time performance in his athletes. Running the plays over and over in just about every situation and in near game conditions prepared his team for the […]
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The Power of Dreams

A friend of mine that I hadn’t spoken with for a long time called the other day. It was great to hear from him, but it seemed that he was having some problems staying motivated. He has been in the same company doing very similar work for the better part of the last 25 years […]
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Five Ingredients for Alignment

Are your employees aligned with what you want them to do? In his most recent book, The 8th Habit, Steven Covey reported on a Harris Interactive poll of 23,000 US Residents employed full time within key industries. Consider these findings: Only 37 percent said they have a clear understanding of what their organization is trying […]
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Strategic Doing

Years ago I participated in a strategic planning process undertaken by a local city. The process took 2 years, involved focus groups and meetings ad infinitum and produced a set of five inch binders that stuffed a closet. The process cost the city a bunch of money and resources. What they ended up with was […]
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What have you decided?

There are five frogs sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? If you answered one, you are wrong. There are still five frogs sitting on that log. The four frogs that decided to jump off didn’t actually do it. They only decided to do it! What have you only […]
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Are you Excited?

Think about your typical morning. The alarm clock buzzes or rings or otherwise makes a commotion. That great dream you were having disappears with the realization you are awake and facing another day. It never seems like you get enough sleep anymore. Are you excited about the possibilities of the day? You start the coffee, […]
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What's Your On Time Percentage?

Are you on time for appointments, meetings, and yes, even networking functions where people just seem to float in and out without being noticed? Are you habitually on time, or is it an unusual occurrence in your life? Being on time is a behavior—something that you habitually do. It is the visible expression of your […]
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Your Habits

Years ago, one of my favorite preachers used the following in a sermon. It is in the form of a riddle, but I am sure you have figured out what it is…I have used it a couple of times in print and wanted to share it with you here. The author has been lost in […]
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