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The Power of Questions

The Power of Questions

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” – Thomas Berger – Questions are immensely powerful. They can act as a catalyst for engaged, fruitful dialogue. Questions are also capable of diminishing the recipient and shutting down any reasonable exchange. As many do, I consider Socrates as the father of […]

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Why Didn’t I Know That Was Coming?

Why Didn’t I Know That Was Coming?

| January 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

Winter in Colorado can be a challenge, especially for our cars and more specifically for our car’s windshield. As we maneuver around potholes and ice patches we try our best to stay as far away as possible from construction trucks – Colorado is building at unprecedented rates. The problem of course is what flies off […]

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The Leader Coach in You – Yes, You!

The Leader Coach in You – Yes, You!

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. – Bill Gates Leader Coaches are an incredible catalyst in releasing the extraordinary gifts of their teams. Read on to learn about a great resource for Leader Coaches and ‘want to be’ Leader Coaches. This past fall I was delighted […]

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Are You Passing on the Torch?

Are You Passing on the Torch?

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the last several years I have had an increasing number of conversations with people who are retiring. Many of these individuals have been significant contributors to their organizations, positively impacting the lives of employees, clients and the larger community. Often they will conclude our conversation with, “It’s time for me to pass on the […]

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Survival Scanning – When to Stop

Survival Scanning – When to Stop

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

We live in a world that has raised the art of scanning to new heights. It has virtually become a habit of survival. We scan our emails, text messages, forms, documents, articles and anything else that we put in front of our face. We do not process the information in its entirety – it is […]

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Difference of Opinion, Not a Difference of Principle

Difference of Opinion, Not a Difference of Principle

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Its soul, its climate, its equality, liberty, laws, people, and manners. My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”  – Thomas Jefferson.   Jefferson was describing our culture. Culture defines who we are, what we believe, what we will […]

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Organizational Health, a 2013 Imperative

Organizational Health, a 2013 Imperative

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Conference Board recently released the results of their CEO Challenges 2013 survey. The subtitle, Countering the Global Slowdown, Optimizing Talent and Operational Performance to Create Competitive Advantage, underscores the imperative for healthy organizations. The top five challenges reported, by global ranking, are: 1. Human Capital 2. Operational Excellence 3. Innovation 4. Customer Relationships and 5. […]

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Are you a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Are you a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have the good fortune to participate in a great book club. It’s affiliated with Rocky Mountain Human resource People and Strategy – an organization of senior level human resource professionals. We meet every couple of months and discuss a book that one of the members has recommended. Our most recent read was Multiplies – […]

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The Hidden Value of Communicating Why

The Hidden Value of Communicating Why

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to provide a series of workshops on Leading and Managing Change. This edition of Musings on the Cove touches on an important element in successfully leading and facilitating change – providing the Why. A leader’s willingness to provide the Why is impacted by his or her belief in honesty, transparency […]

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Are You a Courageous Follower?

Are You a Courageous Follower?

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Businesses, governments, all of our institutions, need more courageous followers- a lot more. Followership demands that we are accountable, not just for ourselves, but for the organizations and institutions in which we reside. To be a courageous follower requires trust. Trust in ourselves and trust in those around us. Building trust within ourselves and with […]

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