Month: December 2015

A New Story

We all have a story. There are events that shaped us, helped us, or hurt us. These events shaped our story. We tend to tell others this story, intentionally or not. But time and new events also create a story. Maybe we are stuck…

Perspective

Ironically I got to speak to a group on emotional intelligence a week before the holidays. We joked about how the class was a perfect place to learn and practice before we interacted with our families and friends at various celebrations. Stress can run…

Becoming Equals

They needed some coaching, so you helped encourage and develop. You needed to run your first 5K, so they helped you train. They needed to lose weight, so you helped with healthy options, accountability, and support. You needed assistance with strategy, so they helped…

The Efficiency Expert

They are in every organization. They look at your process, workflow, or procedures and wonder why you are doing things that way. They scan the world and see what you cannot see: wasted time, wasted effort, wasted energy. They may be perceived as complaining,…

Swords Up

We watched epic movies together, and it felt like a journey and perhaps reminded us of our own Hero’s Journey. During the years while the original movies were playing, this same group of close friends would chat via various messaging programs (texting wasn’t as cool…

The Hero’s Journey

“Why should I watch these movies? How many hours are these? That is a lot of time to commit.” “Yeah, I know. But there is something about it that seems important.” Trying to explain the impact, importance, and the journey of watching a classic…

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