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09 Apr
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Peter and the Wolf…What’s in a Story?

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It was 1958… …and the world appeared as a black-and-white rerun of Leave it to Beaver. In fact, I was one of those children that could easily be found in any of those old sitcoms. I had just recently inherited a new father and we were living in Provo, Utah while he attended BYU. He had just figured out that engineering would not be his career choice and that he would downgrade his efforts into an accounting career. Of course, none of this made sense to a boy of my age. Right outside the three-bedroom brick home that I inhabited…
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17 Mar
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We Are All Homeless: That’s Globalish

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Many of you know that I have been very involved in the launch of a new project called Globalish.  Well, the big day is beginning to arrive.  The website is now in beta release and we are moving closer to our vision.  For those who want a sneak peek, here is a link to our first media channel: channel1.globalish.com. The Leadership Model Yesterday Michael, our beloved captain of the ship, triggered me to write what I thought was the essence of who we are. Of course, in my normal authoritative manner I wrote a moving definition. It went like this:…
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21 Feb
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Grandpa and the Wisdom Pond

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As you all know by now, I was blessed with a Grandpa extraordinaire. Yes, he had a wonderful resume and was admired for his many achievements. But to me–the oldest grandson, he was my compadre in the many adventures we had together. He would fill my imagination with the stuff of fairy tales and send me off to be the hero in every story. To this day I can remember waiting like a puppy dog at the back door for that moment that he would burst through the door. My grandma some years later would tell me that he rarely…
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17 Jan
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Are You Swimming in Poop?

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It had been a five long days and I was exhausted. Thirty-two high potential executives had gathered in a Leadership Institute to compete in teams. They had built business cases and presented them to the CEO and operating committee of the company. And this wasn’t a practice case. No, they were given a hot issue within the company and the company’s executives were listening for real answers. This was an exercise with ‘live ammunition’ so to speak. What sets this process apart from most leadership exercises is the experiential demand nobody can escape. Each team is given a smattering of…
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31 Dec
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Looking Back to Look Forward: Favorite Posts of 2013

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Before we ring in the new year, I’d love to share some of my favorite posts over the past year. I am really proud of these in particular and I want to truly thank you all for your kind words in the comments section, via email or simply the act of love in sharing them to your networks. And now on to the next. The Secret to Coaching Knowing the Game is Lost (The Corporate Way) What would change if companies invested resources to increase performance based on game time coaching? And what has to change for companies to see…
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31 Dec
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On “Being” For a New Year

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Each year around now, I get nostalgic and like to think of all I’ve accomplished over the course of the year. Did I get more done than the previous year? The same? Less? The truth is it doesn’t matter. The beauty of life is that you’re still living it. As Lennon said, “tomorrow never knows” and it is in that notion that true happiness can be had. Be thankful that you made it to where you are now. Be honest to those you may have lied to in the past. Be loving to the people that mean more to you…
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17 Dec
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What’s Storytelling Worth In The Digital Age?

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You heard, seen and listened to it everyday of your life. Sometimes, it drifted through your subconsciousness like a whisper and you didn’t even realize you were hearing one. But in that moment, you made a connection with story and the storyteller. He or she made you feel something. Yes, you get more and more storytelling told to you in more and more ways online through what media people refer to as transmedia storytelling. But the human brain doesn’t work as fast as technology. We still have to read, see or hear it and then process what is being told…
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22 Nov
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The Art of Living Your Hero’s Journey

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Let’s try an experiment. Pretend you are one of several students sitting in a classroom acting as a willing participant in a short experiment. De-age yourself if you have to! Now because this is a psychological experiment and I de-aged myself to my early twenties, I picture the psychologists walking in with their lab coats and wearing thick horned-rimmed glasses, while all I think about is the weekend heading to the beach with this girl I’ve been dating for a couple weeks. She’s a classic California blond that loves Deep Purple and smokes Marlboro Reds and…ahem…sorry, I digress. Anyway, picture…
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11 Nov
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10 Life Quotes You Can Take From Songs

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However it’s always better to listen to the actual song! Here are 10 great lyrics you can use. Get ready for the head bobs and foot beats… Love when you can, cry when you have to, be who you must, that’s a part of the plan. Await your arrival with simple survival, and one day we’ll all understand. -Dan Fogelberg You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of these times, we might find a higher purpose and a better use of mind. -Jackson Browne We learned more from a three-minute record than we ever learned in school….
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08 Nov
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5 Leadership Productivity Links You Need To Check Out

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As the week comes to a close, I usually take moment to reflect on the week before I look to the weekend to write, watch college football, go through my emails, watch a little more college football and accumulate some of my favorite articles I read over the past week. This week, I began to think about leadership in productivity. Don’t get me wrong, I love coaching and storytelling, but all the stories and guidance are for naught, if they aren’t put into practice. Here are 5 articles you can use to get back on the productivity path now: //…
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