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Learning from Celluloid Conversations

Learning from Celluloid Conversations

What if it’s not your title or age or gender that persuades your people to take on stretch goals? What if it’s not your personality or even your stellar track record? Well, if these aren’t what make things happen, what is? What ignites people to work together to accomplish seemingly impossible outcomes? Reel Conversations On […]






Leaders Come From All Parts of the Orchard

Leaders Come From All Parts of the Orchard

People who want to be leaders often ask: “Do I have the right personality to lead?” My answer: There’s no personality type that designates someone a leader. This doesn’t mean you ignore your personality, preferences and foibles. It means you become aware of them so you can lead yourself first, then others. To gain that […]






Jack and the Opportunity Stalk

Jack and the Opportunity Stalk

Ding-Dong Every now and then, we get unwanted solicitations at home – magnets advertising tree cutting services tossed on our driveway, pamphlets promising salvation slipped under our mat, volunteers ringing the bell requesting a donation. We toss the ads in the trash and flip a coin to determine if we’ll answer the door. A recent […]






Resolutions? Bah, Humbug!

Resolutions? Bah, Humbug!

Looking back In my December 2013 post, I declared “releasing” as my one-word intention for the year.  I put it on a card and stuck it on the fridge under my “I have an attitude and I’m not afraid to use it” magnet. Last October, I looked at my word and gasped!  Oh, no!  I […]






School’s Always In For Effective Leaders

School’s Always In For Effective Leaders

It’s fall — school’s back in session. I’m taking an online class in strategic planning. Ordered my used books from half.com and downloaded my eBooks. (I’ll see if I can resist printing them.) With pencil and highlighter in hand, I opened HB Review’s “On Strategy” to read my first assignment. When I got to page […]






Values Are More Than Skin Deep

Values Are More Than Skin Deep

Being an adult dedicated to helping people access their potential, be values-driven and experience an uncommon sense of satisfaction and success, I’m curious as to how folks wind up where they do and how they navigated the path to get there. Being a child of the 60’s dedicated to looking good, I followed the female […]






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