Archive for category: Radio Library, 2014+

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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Tinker with the Thinker

Tinker with the Thinker

Make yourself indispensible at work and home by improving the quality of your thinking.  Give yourself an edge by becoming a critical thinker.  When everyone else is falling apart in the despair of emotional thinking, you can bring excellence in thought.  While each of us thinks, it is shocking just […]

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Bad Bosses

Bad Bosses

What a long time to be apart with many miles in between.  In the past seven weeks I have been with numerous groups and am sad to report the number of times Coach was in the damage path of bad bosses; trying to rebuild, reenergize, reengage, refresh wonderful people who […]

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Why Care: Delivering Great Customer Experience

Why Care: Delivering Great Customer Experience

   “UggaBugga,” is the signature phrase we would hear from our porter, Tom, on the recent cross-country train trip while on the Southwest Chief.  Tom Fleshman, a true professional, a credit to his profession and one of the unsung heroes who creates a great customer experience every day;  not because […]

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Beyond Self: developing charisma

Beyond Self:  developing charisma

Wow!  What a great and big country we have;  just returned yesterday from a business trip on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.  Not only does one get to see incredible country all across the southwest, but you also meet a wide variety of people…from Jim who was just riding the trains for […]

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