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What is a Cl.E.A.R. Path Forward™?

Regardless of who you are, how smart, organized or whatever special traits you may possess, the act of navigating a significant life event is messy, scary, chaotic and fraught with uncertainty. It can also be exciting, enlightening, energizing and rejuvenating. Two diametrically opposed perspectives that coexist when you traverse from the known to unknown. The … Read more

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The Choice Gauge

Kayaking is one of those sports where you can be one with the water, without actually being in it. It enables you the chance to observe what is happening around you, such as watching sea lions at play or tracing the intricate pattern of kelp as it trails into the nether regions of the depths. … Read more

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It’s All in the Implementation

I recently presented a jointly sponsored breakfast seminar for my clients and those of Stark Miller Benefits. The topic title was “Engaging Your Diverse Workforce” and how to tap into multi-generations to improve workplace effectiveness. After discussing business successes and challenges related to multi-generations in the workplace, along with why their presence is necessary for good … Read more

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Matchstick Metaphor – Distinguishing Between Creativity and Innovation

I remember reading some survey results expounding on CEOs requests for more innovation in their companies. According to the results, CEOs were extolling the virtues of enabling people within their companies to be more creative and bringing forth more innovative ideas. The clarion call for the next big idea to claim a new niche in … Read more

Clarify Your Musts and Wants – Whether in World Politics, Business or Personal

With the news filled with the Iran nuclear deal, Greek debt crisis, and Donald Trump’s bid for the GOP nomination, I thought it was about time to add my two cents. Not from a political perspective, but rather from the position of “What do these three activities have in common?” From my perspective, the common … Read more

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Could Meaning at Work Translate to a Healthier Brain?

A recent article by the American Heart Association suggests there may be a corollary between a life that has purpose with a decrease in developing brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. The article defines purpose in life as having meaning and direction. It goes on to say that purpose in … Read more

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Just Say What You Mean

I recently finished teaching a course on facilitating decision making. The decision making process itself is based on a model developed by Charles Kepner and Ben Tregoe that enables people (whether in large or small groups) to select an option, based on multiple choices, which will: achieve their MUSTS, satisfy their wants, and mitigate associated … Read more

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Targeting for Results: Lessons Learned Trap Shooting (Part 2 of 2)

Thank you for joining me on lessons learned from my afternoon of trap shooting. If you missed the first post, you can pick it up by clicking on the following link. As shared, this was my first time trap shooting and I was intrigued by the possibilities for applying the lessons learned during this experience … Read more

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Targeting for Results: Lessons Learned Trapshooting (Part 1 of 2)

After spending an afternoon learning how to trap shoot, I came away with a greater appreciation for the sport, along with some powerful organizational change insights. So often people within organizations, whether in leadership or not, operate under the misconception that if they are clear on the objectives to be achieved, time frames for achieving … Read more

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