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2.11.13 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

We Hold These Things to be Self-Evident

This week, the story dominating the news here in Southern California is a dreadful one: a rogue ex-LAPD officer on a deadly vendetta against his former law enforcement colleagues. His ongoing tale ... View newsletter.

2.04.13 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Mud Bowl

Were you one of the 50 million Americans who watched the Super Bowl? It's a great spectacle, and has become an important American ritual where the hoopla often outshines the game. When I watch ... View newsletter.

1.28.13 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Fifty Shades of Gray

There are many sides to every issue. Said differently, reality comes in at least 50 shades of gray. Our views are colored by our experiences, morality and sense of ethics, and differ from those of ... View newsletter.

1.21.13 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Are You Training Innovators or Elevators?

On the day dedicated to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., I'd like to share a lesser-known Dr. King quote: "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. ... View newsletter.

1.14.13 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Compromise: A Four-Letter Word?

With the New Year comes the looming fight over the debt ceiling. You know the basics: Congress must authorize an increase in the debt the U.S. can take on so we can pay our bills. What strikes me ... View newsletter.

1.07.13 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Teams of Leaders, Leaders of Teams

Leading others powerfully isn't a solo sport. I know. There's a lot of hyperbole (e.g., exaggeration) attached to leadership conversations that state otherwise. In fact, there's about a half ... View newsletter.

12.31.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

New Year, Same Tired Promises

This time, every year we are bombarded with messages of new beginnings. With the new year we suddenly have access to new energy, new possibilities, new discipline, new physical condition, new ... View newsletter.

12.26.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Dec 26, 2012 Issue

Children Believe. What Happens When We Don't?

As millions of children breathlessly await the arrival of Santa Claus, parents are debatingthe pros and cons of letting the kids believe in Saint Nick. Some think we should tell the truth; they ... View newsletter.

12.17.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Dec 17, 2012 Issue

How to Make Sense of the Incomprehensible?

Words cannot begin to express the horror and sadness from the incomprehensible December 14 shooting in Connecticut. There is no leadership insight or management strategy that will let grieving ... View newsletter.

12.10.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

What Does It Mean to Find Your Inner Child

It's hard to imagine yuletide without children sledding and building snowmen. And, observing kids in full-on joy mode reminds us of those same things in us that were once a part of our daily ... View newsletter.

12.03.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

Singing the Powerball Blues:

When $579 Million Isn't Enough

Last week two ticket buyers, in Missouri and in Arizona, hit the biggest Powerball lottery jackpot ever, $579 million. That got me thinking about the often-negative effect that sudden wealth has ... View newsletter.

11.26.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

Nov 26, 2012 Issue

Let's Turn Black Friday into the Holiday Blues

The day after Thanksgiving, hordes of shoppers trampled each other for cutthroat-priced holiday deals from the likes of Wal-Mart and Target. You might have been among those hordes. Retail experts ... View newsletter.

11.19.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

What's on your Gratitude List?

At Thanksgiving, if you are like millions of Americans, you'll sit down to feast with friends and family and talk about how thankful you are for all you have. But are you really grateful - that ... View newsletter.

11.12.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

A Different Take on the Election

Q: How have you seen hurdles turn into energy sources for change? In the wake of Tuesday night's election, there are as many potential lessons as there were electoral votes. One stands out for me, ... View newsletter.

11.05.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Does "Agree to Disagree" Miss the Point?

Q: What do others' pronouncements tell you about their values, motivations and passions? What does your reaction to them tell about you? In this hyper-kinetic election season, it's likely you've ... View newsletter.

10.08.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

Oct 8, 2012 Issue

For the next six weeks, until approximately December 1st, our Weekly Wisdom blogs will go on hiatus while I get quiet, retool and prepare the next year's worth of wisdom. During this hiatus, ... View newsletter.

10.01.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

Not That Voice

Q: What's one truth you've been avoiding whose resolution will give you freedom? When at our best, we are often guided by our inner voice, the teacher who lives inside us directing us toward ... View newsletter.

9.24.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

No Yelling Inside

Q: How would your life be changed if you listened more closely to your own wisdom? Last week I spoke to the concept of our inner voice. Consider that this is our voice of wisdom, experiences, ... View newsletter.

9.17.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Signal and Noise

Q: What would you discover if you could hear yourself better? Much of my career as a leadership coach and advisor has involved helping business leaders increase their self-awareness. Like the air ... View newsletter.

9.10.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Everyone's Looking to You-Or at You

Q: Is your self-image really what others see? Looking at yourself isn't always about vanity; we need a good view of ourselves if we want to grow. But, a mirror isn't the only way we can do this. ... View newsletter.

9.04.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Are You in the Zone?

"I'm just trying to get uncomfortable" You might worry about someone who said that to you. Our beds, cars, office chairs are all designed for comfort. Truly, comfort is good. But comfort ... View newsletter.

8.27.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Play Ball

Q: Ever watch a kid play?   Kids don't need a pep talk, instruction manual or teambuilding exercise. They are boundless sources of creativity, energy and joy. Anyone think our adult version ... View newsletter.

8.20.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

Some Encouragement

Q: Which seems more fruitful to you, taking on new skills or just being your unencumbered self? Lists seem to be all the rage. Especially, if these lists propose to teach you how to do something. ... View newsletter.

8.13.12 · WISDOM LEADING NEWSLETTER

Hands Holding You

Q: Whose hands hold you up that you've ignored or taken for granted?  Done any crowd-surfing lately? Yeah, me neither. But, you know what it is, right? Usually, it's some guy at a rock ... View newsletter.

8.06.12 · WEEKLY WISDOMS

Don't Hold Your Breath

Q: Are you taking enough breaths for your body (and your life) to keep your momentum for success? Pretty much every American car has an oxygen sensor. This sensor regulates the amount of O2 that ... View newsletter.

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Trusted advisor and coach to admired executives globally for 3 decades, Thought leader on wisdom-based approaches to breakthrough leading, "Lead Coach" for Deloitte's experienced and high potential leader development, Team performance advisor to two NCAA championship teams