Reframing to Uncover Blindspots

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What We Can’t See Is Where Risk and Opportunities Lie. WALKING DOWN a stretch of road I normally drive I notice all the things I’ve missed: The wiener dog weather vane on top of a neighbor’s house, the Mountain Canyon Estates sign announcing the start of a development, the trailhead leading down to the local […]

What Marriage Can Teach Us

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How Personal Growth Coincides with an Evolving Partnership The Book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, just published its 25th-year anniversary edition. The genius of that book was the way it provided simple solutions to our complicated adult lives by highlighting lessons learned from the perspective of a 5-year-old experiencing kindergarten. […]

Why We Need Intuition More Than Ever

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How to Tap Into the Whole Person OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE today is not health care, poverty, political divisiveness or even climate change: our biggest challenge is within ourselves, getting out of our own way, finding and trusting our authentic intuitive voice. For all challenges and growth start within each of us, individually. I realize that’s […]

Get Connected to Your Purpose

The Nice Guys on Business Podcast

Listen to this week’s interview by M&A Unplugged: Get Connected to Your Purpose and Passion. Talk about brother from another mother, Dean Newlund is just THAT guy. Not only is he a devoted wine drinker, but he is a craver and creator of karmic culture. If you want to get your team all on the […]

Branding Is Not About You

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To Brand Is To Serve HOW MANY TIMES have you been bored to death by a presentation that was long and way too detailed? Or read a mission statement that highlighted the company’s experience, education, and know-how with little mention of the customer? Or, felt the brand of an organization was confusing as it tried […]

Finding Answers Inside

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Breaking the Habit of Negative Thinking YOU ARE SELF-AWARE. You read books and watch YouTube videos that help you figure out how to move forward in a positive and powerful way. Like all of us, you’ve had disappointments in career, relationships, and romance, but you know some habits and tools can really make a difference. […]

Getting a Seat at the Table

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Opportunities for the HR Leader YOU WANT a seat at the table but are not invited to be involved in strategic decisions for the organization. You help many parts of the business to function, yet when budgets are cut, parts of your department are first on the list. You often don’t have enough resources to […]

People Development + Action

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Opportunities for the Team Leader FOR YOU, it’s all about getting results from the work of the team you lead. You understand the team because you were once part of it. You are the link between vision and action, the connective tissue between potential and success. While senior leaders develop strategies and goals, you and […]

The Issue with Motivation

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Act on Principles Not Just on Feeling THE US TRADITION of motivation can be found in a rehearsal for the movie, Marathon Man with British actor, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Dustin Hoffman. In the script, Hoffman’s character is supposed to walk from one side of the room to the other. Instead of doing so, Hoffman […]

New Tools For Culture

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Get a More Complete Picture of Your Company’s Culture EVERYONE KNOWS a company’s culture is vital to its success, but few know how to measure it. The annual employee performance review, retention rate, Glassdoor posts, engagement surveys, and cultural health assessments help, but these tools provide only a glimpse into the culture. It’s hard to […]