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Bouncing Back, the power of Resilience

Bouncing Back, the power of Resilience

Perception is key to resilience, Ray: Do you conceptualize an event as traumatic, or as a chance to learn and grow?  This one little trait can change the entire trajectory of your life, and the good news is, you can learn it.  These past two weeks have presented a lot […]

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Unlearning Organizations

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January 15, 2018

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Unlearning Organizations

15 January 2018 Premise:  Unlearning is a process of omission whereby knowledge is forgotten, lost or diluted from the organization. Management must apply TPM (total productive maintenance) thinking to the social and technical intellectual capital of the organization or face the costly consequences of re-learning. “I’ve lived long enough that […]

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If Only…

If Only…

Start the new year off by ridding yourself of disempowering words such as “if only.”  Words that become an excuse for your inaction.  Learn how to reframe and get in the game with this week’s STARPOWER segment on WTIC Newstalk radio 1080am. click to hear

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The 3rd Door

The 3rd Door

  So often, Ray, I meet people who have the desire but not the fire, they want success but they can’t impress, they have a plan but they’re a flash in the pan.  These people just get in line and wait for what life will give them.  Today Coach is going […]

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My Boss My Customer

My Boss My Customer

What a great day to be back behind the mic of 50,000watts of sheer power with all the good people of CT.  Do you remember the story of McArthur Wheeler, the bank robber who thought his face would be invisible if he covered it with lemon juice?  Well, he wasn’t […]

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Deliver the Heavy Mail

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July 5, 2017

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Deliver the Heavy Mail

05 July 2017 “Heavy mail” is the unpleasant news you don’t want to deliver;  i.e. weekend over-time required, furloughs, poor performance.  Two unpleasant performance management issues crossed my desk recently and they highlight the importance of delivering the “heavy mail” quickly.  Key lessons are: 1)  Have clear expectations; 2)  Talk […]

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Motivated by Mission

Motivated by Mission

Yesterday was CBIA’s (CT Business and Industry Association) annual Safety Conference.  Phil Montgomery and team hosted a wonderful event.  What continues to impress me when I am with the safety community is that the people are motivated by mission, not personal gain.  Just after weather and sports we are going […]

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Fear or Fact…the curse of critical thinking

Fear or Fact…the curse of critical thinking

Oh, Ray, it’s good to be here today.  These are important times together with everyone when we can focus on how to be more effective in our lives, at home and at work.  Saturday Morning STARPOWER Coaching is soon to begin…a cautionary tale of caustic speech, fear mongering and a […]

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Respect the Wind

Respect the Wind

Ray, did you notice we had a storm this week?  Not only did we get snow, we got wind…lots of wind;  blizzard-like wind.  Wind is important.  Remember hearing about Biosphere 2 back in the early 90’s?  It was a self-contained ecosystem.  Interesting observation with the trees they grew;  while they […]

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The Curse of Conflict

The Curse of Conflict

Dr. Annette and I just led a workshop with senior management on becoming a Conflict Competent Team.  Good group of people, all very experienced, but conflict…dealing with differences…was keeping them from solving problems and this was slowing down critical tasks.  It became very apparent to me in the workshop that […]

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