Look: You are Amazing

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Published: October 7, 2014

When you were a kid – or perhaps a young adult – perhaps you remember traveling in the wilderness, climbing over rocks and jumping over minor obstacles. Did you ever come to a barrier that you are scared to cross? The easiest thing to do would be to jump from one place to another, and […]

Building a Team for Project Performance: Executive Coach in Action

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Published: October 29, 2013

    How do you build a five-star team? Through appreciation, individual attention, challenging assignments, and involvement with something hugely meaningful. Even though your team may not have won any awards (yet), if you start with trust and rapport, you can build a team that you will proud to call, “a high-performance team.” Start with […]

Five Transition Factors

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Published: April 29, 2013

Are you in a career transition? I’m sure you cannot wait until you have securely landed, created a new career. The transition period tests anyone’s fortitude and focus. According to Helen Rose Ebaugh, five factors influence the journey of career transition (1988). Ebaugh experienced substantial career transition herself, moving from a traditional nun to becoming […]

Precious and Rare Vision

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Published: April 29, 2013

Why is vision so precious, and so rare? Don’t look for vision amongst the pedestrian thinkers, from people who grumble or focus on limitations. The capacity to see the world of the possible is not practiced by most people of the world. I think many are capable of visionary thinking, and yet many are extremely […]

Leaders: Are You Closely Connected?

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Published: April 29, 2013

Leadership author John Maxwell released a book recently, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. I cannot wait to read it. I believe he may have his finger on an important principle for achievers: Don’t confuse communication with connection. Even good communication fails to create a sustained connection. Good communication is not sufficient to sustain a meaningful connection. […]

A Spiritual Journey

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Published: April 29, 2013

Spiritual transformation is often compared to a journey. A journey represents hardship, yearning, and committed effort. The journey of a pilgrim deepens character, as many behold the believer. The development of a leader is like a spiritual journey. The leader undertakes a great effort, with an uncertain destination. Leaders are not shaped by trifling goals! […]

When is it Best to Just be a Manager And Not a Leader?

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Published: April 29, 2013

Are you an aspiring leader, doing managerial work but aching to make a difference? Managers and leaders do similar work. We generally assign more glory to leaders because they are charged with taking the bold initiatives, while managers are expected to maintain the status quo, or reach new goals under the direction of a leader. […]

The Renewal of a Dream

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Published: April 29, 2013

In Gaiman’s Sandman stories, the immortal known as Morpheus rules over the realm of dreams. We mortals believe that our dreams are our own, as if we possess them. From the divine view, our dreams are like scripts to a play that we step into briefly. If we get applause and audience appreciation, the dream […]

Two Questions for Job Seekers

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Published: April 29, 2013

I have two questions for anyone working on finding a new job. Questions help us change and grow. I ask these questions in a spirit of respect and appreciation, and in the hopes that the job change comes to a joyful outcome swiftly. Question 1. What job are you looking for? Please don’t answer, “anything […]

Pour The Social Cup Mindfully

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Published: April 29, 2013

The American writer, Ray Bradbury said, “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” Our inner life, our perceptions and rich experiences are delights to other people. Yet if we pour too much of our richness out all at once, […]

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    ecover3 Changing careers is difficult. Some people not only manage to land on their feet, they become a leader in their new field. Learn five power factors to help you move through upheaval. Leaders in Transition is available through Amazon and on Kindle.