How is the Future Smelling to You?

One of the great controversies in the canine world is why do dogs love to stick their heads out the window of a moving car.  Perhaps it is the views that expand their world outside of their crates and home world. Maybe it is the wind blowing up their coiffure that serves as a kind of air massage or they may just be tired of hearing their owners exclaim, “sit, stay” and” don’t stick your head out, it’ll be crushed...

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Creative Resilience

The Resilience Advantage promotes the notion that we want to be prepared for difficult events before they happen. That may mean that we are able to predict them ahead of time or that we are strengthen our overall resources so that when adversity strikes, we have the resources needed to take on the challenge. That kind of preparation requires us to think differently and creatively. The girl in today’s photo is cleverly using the shadow of the giraffe as a...

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The Power of Choice

Deborah called me last week to tell me it worked!  Yea I thought, and then I realized I had no idea what I had told her that worked so well. In our coaching session the previous week, I suggested to her that she could consider the choices she wanted to exercise in meetings with her team. She described her leadership style as being open and collaborative and for her, that meant that she would almost always go full disclosure with...

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Failure is impossible

Susan B. Anthony spoke those words in 1902 in reference to the women’s suffrage movement and she was right.   Today, those words are often used by business leaders to motivate their teams to work tirelessly in pursuit of a workplace outcome that will drive success for the organization. Perhaps, it is time to reconsider the whole notion of “failure is impossible” by beginning to think differently about failure. I’ve been suggesting to my clients that we look at failure based...

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Just Ask for What You Want!

We took a little jaunt over to one of our favorite gelato establishments last weekend as a little reward for some hard work. Entering the establishment, we were greeted by this sign that led us to take a deep breath and consider how we could enjoy the ambience and crowed as we waited in a line of 6 or 7 people to get our well-earned reward. Effective communication can be a powerful mitigator and regulator of stress, especially these days...

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Be the Athlete You Are

The Olympics are in our lives for the next 2 weeks and watching these incredible elite competitors reminds me of how many of us dreamed about performing on the athletic field and maybe even saw ourselves at performing at their level. Of course, 99.99% of us never even come close. What if, however, we just aspire to be the best athlete we possibly can be and how can our resilience help us achieve that objective? This past weekend I played...

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