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Networking Activity

While I was teaching and speaking in Australia, many of you expressed an interest in a specific activity that I designed to enhance social networking in any group. I almost always use this activity because everyone enjoys it and it gives everyone a chance to expand their thinking on any given subject. I tend to […]

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August in Australia

I was reflecting about 5 days ago as I kicked back and relaxed on my flight from Canberra back to Melbourne. For 9 years Lynne and I have been coming to Australia, yet this tour has been one of the most amazing and exhilarating ever. Relationships are everything! It is what invigorates me and brings joy […]

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Self-Reflection to Action

Life is whirling at nanosecond speeds these days. It seems from the numerous emails I’ve received lately, that this hyper-speed is spinning many people off center. This isn’t surprising given the speed and impact with which the future is hitting us. YouTube can be launched in 2.5 seconds while emails are traveling 3,000 miles in […]

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Raving Fans #4

Syrus couldn’t hide his jubilation on the next visit. Rolling the flip charts out on the table, he said that he could feel the shift in each department. “More proactive,” he said. “They are all working on projects that they initiated.” “So the next step is clear, Syrus.” “Not to me,” Syrus countered. “It’s time […]

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Courageous Conversations

It has been a terrific trip to Australia. The work has been engaging, inspiring, invigorating and highly creative. I have experienced being with leaders who were willing to view their professional relationships from a fresh perspective and to approach their work in new ways. This takes courage, the courage to question and reassess attitudes and […]

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Beyond Success to Significance

I have done much reflecting on the meaning of life over the years. And I have come to realize that while success is a step along the upward path of life, it is not the highest peak on the mountain. Beyond the summit of success lies another even higher crest. It is the crowning jewel […]

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Tough Tactics for Tough Times!

These tough times require tough tactics! CEO's and managers are turning the anxiety of the times to their advantage! They are cleaning up and cleaning out that which does not serve the foremost objective: staying in business. This is a time for healthy reevaluation and revision for each and every one of us! Are you […]

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The 8th and 9th ‘P’

Lynne and I joined Lovell and Rolinda Harris for lunch at Kincaids in Honolulu on Sunday. Lovell and Rolinda were among the first students in our Academy Elan Training program and Lovell went on to mentor under me for nearly ten years. Lovell is one of the finest drug and alcohol counselors in the nation […]

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The Power of the Modern Myth

I had an exciting opportunity to hear Richard Olivier, the son of Lawrence Olivier the great British actor. Richard shared the lesson’s of leadership imbedded in the Shakespearian story of Henry V. Listening to Richard rekindled my passion for the power of archetypes and myth to reveal the path of purpose, of life, and of […]

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