Your Job Is Important, But Is It Pivotal?

for the next 15 minutes with people greeting me by my name and having my check-in material all ready as I approached the front desk. I was certainly made to feel welcome and I’ve already booked that hotel for another visit in a few months. While pivotal positions may be defined by work processes, it is also possible to craft your position into a more pivotal role. Many employees make the mistake of allowing their “value” to be defined by...

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A Better Way to Feel Better

I ran into some youth baseball players having pizza with their parents. They had just finished their game and were down. One of the dad’s shared that they had won two games yesterday and they were all feeling good about their victory, but their personal and group self-esteem took a downward hit as their team was vanquished in today’s tournament. Self-esteem is our own subjective opinion of our own self-worth. Have a good day and we feel good. Have a...

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What Kind of Mistake is That?

In one organization I worked with, I was facilitating a meeting where the team was reviewing their weekly dashboard report that consisted of mostly green dots indicating that all was moving along well. The head of the group stated that everyone was verbally reporting to her that they were having trouble keeping up with the work demands yet there were no yellow or red dots on the report. Most everyone was silent until we probed the team a bit and...

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I Got This!

practice hole with a young 20 year old college golfer named Amy Bocerkstette. Amy is a special needs athlete and it is obvious from the video that both she and Gary had a great time. Amy played a famous par three where she put her first shot in the sand trap, followed up with an excellent sand shot out and then drained a right to left 15 footer. Gary shared that he kind of channeled Amy this weekend including her...

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Going to Hell

We were in New York last week celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary when we headed off to the Broadway half-price ticket window and bought tickets to a new and mostly unheard of show called Hadestown. This musical recalls the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and their journey to dark reaches of the underworld. The play is presented as if it appears in a New Orleans jazz club with an onstage 7-piece band. The show picked up 8 Tony...

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