Entries from January 2013

Why it’s better to not know (than know)

January 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

During a past leadership program, a participant told the group, “You can never say ‘I don’t know’ to your team.” I asked, “What would happen if you did?” He said that if a leader admitted to not knowing, people would lose faith in him/her. The team’s confidence would plummet; energy and optimism about the future […]

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How talking undermines goal setting

January 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Every coin has two sides: a head and a tail. They can’t be separated. Wherever you find a head, there’s a tail. Every complete communication has two sides also: a listening side and a talking side. But these, alas, can be separated. And often are. Most of us put way more energy into talking than […]

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Six Ways to Realize Your Goals

January 9th, 2013 · No Comments

When I was thirteen years old, I had to capsize a canoe and swim 100 yards to shore with all my clothes on. I was at a Camp Takajo in Maine and this ordeal was required before I could to take out a canoe on my own. If you’ve ever had to swim 100 yards […]

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What’s your sugar?

January 2nd, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s all too easy to see your own unfinished business in the behavior of others. It’s not that you’re perception of their lack is wrong. We’re all working our way through unfinished business. Everybody has lots of room for improvement. It’s just that focusing first on how they need to change can distract you making […]

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