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The Power of Questions

Could questions be more powerful than answers? Is it possible that there are questions powerful enough to change the course of our lives forever? Are there questions that can shape or reshape our destiny? I have found that the asking of potent questions is like the ‘Thomas Edison Attitude’. Ask not once, but ask until the […]

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Lead With A Frame -The First 15 Seconds Counts!

At one time or another, as a leader, parent, family member or friend, we are all faced with conversations that are uncomfortable or awkward. One of the secrets of great leadership is being able to initiate these conversations. Uncomfortable conversations take both courage and planning! In the last blog I talked about moving past the desire […]

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Difficult Conversations

One of the great challenges in our professional and personal lives is communicating in difficult situations. People often avoid difficult communications hoping the need for them will go away.  Others avoid them because they don’t feel skilled enough to communicate in a positive, clear and specific tmanner. Most of the time a combination of these […]

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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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Confidence: The Multi-Layered Definition

For a very long time I have advocated the need to teach emotional and social literacy to students.  I have talked about having t0 fragment all human traits into small steps so they are understandable by students in our classrooms and are therefore teachable. In a recent corporate leadership seminar this specific topic of scaffolding […]

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Classroom Lesson for Teaching Respect

Now that I have defined Respect and provided the introduction to a classroom discussion let’s put some rubber to the road and build a lesson plan. When teaching values or character skills to young people you need to remind yourself about the comfort zone.  Every individual has a zone of habits where they are comfortable, […]

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Weekly Reflection – September 14

I was rethinking myself the other day mostly because I realized that I could be falling into a mental rut. I wasn’t sure that I was falling into a mental rut, but just in case I thought I’d do the ‘man in the mirror‘ thing and review some of my old assumptions and beliefs. So […]

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Self-Reflection for the Week of September 6th

I thought I’d comment on my own self-reflection for last week… mostly because the comments I’m getting are in person. Then I thought it might be a good idea to run another similar idea for this weeks reflection. This is why… I was doing a Train the Trainer program for a team of professional trainers […]

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