70-20-10 Towards Better Performance

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I’m currently working with a client that has me in training consultant mode. They brought me in thinking about training and development in the traditional way – everyone piled in a room to receive some training and after which, everyone walks away “trained” and the business problem they had going in is instantly solved because “they’ve all had training.” After …

Reboot

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I’m a guy who never shies away from an opportunity to re-invent myself.  In this instance, it’s less of a re-invention and more of an evolution of an old theme, if I can call it that.  Really what I’m doing is refining my thinking and positioning on an industry that I have been a part of for the past 17 …

Nature of Belief

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I was exploring the nature of belief with my co-host and friend @sarahbhunt today for an upcoming episode of the Havana Cafe Sessions podcast.  I think Robert Dilts does a great job breaking belief down.  I use the logical levels often when I’m working with individuals.  It’s also a good tool to use with teams especially if you use a …

Using HipChat to Collaborate and Build Culture

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I’m hooked on Hipchat – the communications platform designed specifically for business team chatting. It comes loaded with functionality to include group and private chat, file sharing, video calling, and screen sharing among others. And the beauty for me is being able to integrate HipChat with other popular business applications, like Gmail, Mailchimp, Trello and about 140 other applications. Here …

If You Want To Know Your Limits, Go Beyond Them

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“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.” – C.R. Lawton Eugen Herrigel wrote a classic little gem called Zen in the Art of Archery: Training the Mind and Body to Become One (Arkana). He writes in his introduction that: “…all arts, as they are studied in Japan and other Eastern countries, are …

The Power of Archetypes

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I had a conversation earlier this week with someone about archetypes. So I decided to revisit them to see which archetype is playing a dominate role in my life at present.   An archetype, as you probably know, is a concept that Carl Jung used in his theory of the human psyche. Basically he believed that universal archetypes reside within …

The Essence of Daily Life

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Striving for success is not the only game in town. We’re also here to learn and if you pay attention to daily life, it will teach you all that you need to know to grow and evolve. But if you’re anything like me, sometimes you’ll fail a lesson or two and have to repeat the learning. Sometimes we ignore what …

We Think Too Small

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I don’t think I’ve ever quoted Mao Tse-Tung before, but this little aphorism spoke to me this morning: “We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.” We tend to think within …