The KEY: Can You Turn Up The Lights?
Dear Leader, This Key describes the blind spot of locking yourself into your own perspective. Paradigm blindness can distort your view of reality, causing you to believe in what you see to the exclusion of other viewpoints. It was late afternoon as we lined up on the runway for the last flight of the day. Practicing war games made for long, intense training days and...Read More
Music is the fastest way to feelings. Music inducts us into feelings which activate a mindset that connects us with importances. In our leadership and strategy summits we use music to accompany moments of reflection and introspection; specific tracks help produce the feelings and mindsets needed for the quality of reflection we are seeking to promote. Recently, many participants have asked to know more about...Read More
What Do You Collect?
As you go out into your life every day, what do you go out to collect? From the beginning of time hunting and gathering were the main subsistence strategy employed by human societies. It is deep in our genes. In the course of evolution though, we have become more sophisticated; we started gathering more sophisticated things. But collecting and gathering remains one of the human’s...Read More
Great Coaching Is Asking Great Questions
“Great coaching is asking great questions,” I said to Carol. Carol did not hesitate but immediately replied with a good question: “How do you learn to ask good questions?” Here is my reply to Carol: 1. Get interested. Really interested. 2. Write down the questions. Don’t just hold them in your thoughts; frame them in writing. 3. Start a little book of questions, to capture...Read More
Berlin Visit – First Impressions
1. My first visit to Berlin. We arrived in Berlin on Monday morning. Nine minutes after the pilot parked at the gate I was sitting in a taxi heading to the hotel. This is by far the fastest I have ever been facilitated in arrival to my destination. Customs, immigration and luggage pick-up are all dedicated to the gate. Never before have I seen such...Read More
The Greater Love
Why is language so confused (and confusing) when it comes to love? Why are so many people confused about love? Falling in love has little to do with love and yet love is the word that is used. Infatuation and attraction are some of the words that describe what people experience when they say “I fell in love”. When attraction and infatuation fade they say,...Read More
How Computers Changed Our Minds – Another Aspect Of Gates’ Legacy
This week, with Bill Gates’ last day at work, every respectable magazine made an attempt to summarize his legacy. Here is something that was not covered in any of those articles. That morning John (63), the manager at the auto shop had a large elastic bandage on his hand. “What’s that for?” Sara asked. John: “Yesterday I fell and hurt myself badly, and a major...Read More
The KEY: Wasting Failure, What’s The Use of A Broken Tree?
This KEY will help you find out what the “failure” blind spot is, and how you can use it to help your team members realize their fullest potential. What have you done with your recent successes and triumphs? How have you used and celebrated them? What have you done with your failures and setbacks? Have you used them to learn and build toward success? Many...Read More