Articles by: pwpadmin

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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Tale of Two Bosses

Tale of Two Bosses

Superbowl 51 weekend and competition is in the air.  Competition is great when focused on your competitors…but what happens when it is focused inside your team?  Today we take a deeper dive into our last session on being positive in 2017.  Research out of the University of Florida shows that […]

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3-for-Me “I choose Positive for 2017”

3-for-Me “I choose Positive for 2017”

2017 is off and running and the scramble has begun.  As 2016 reached fever pitch I got so tired of negative talk I was tuning out.  I was tired of being told how bad I was, how awful my life was, that my views were wrong that my existence was […]

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A GREAT GIFT TO START THE YEAR: 5-to-Thrive

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January 3, 2017

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December 29, 2016 Foundational ideas: Earl Nightingale: We become what we think about Napoleon Hill: Thoughts are things Ed Locke: Goal setting positively impacts performance Attached is the best gift I can give you for the New Year…a planning framework called “5-to-Thrive.”  Five years ago the Arab Spring was starting, […]

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