Why I Carried a 7-Pound Dictionary for 2 Years

A "transformation" is a powerful experience. I've experienced at least one. That transformation took about three months. Through it, an idiot became an honors student. ..

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Wasted Wisdom Reclaimed

I had an arrogant moment the other day. I was composing an e-mail to a client who seemed to be moving slowly in responding to my wisdom. I decided I'd challenge that client to take action using myself as an unnamed example of how a great client leverages great coaching. I was thinking of what a dedicated client I had been to a number of the world-class coaches I had worked with, studied with or known. That list includes Steve Chandler, Maria Nemeth, Stasia Johnson Steinhagen, Todd Stebleton, ..

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The Right Solution to the Wrong Problem

Ever applied a great solution to the wrong problem? Years ago I joined friends for a guys' sailing weekend out of Bayfield, WI. As I was leaving, Wendy asked me to buy her something nice from a Bayfield gift shop. The weekend over, we sailors loaded the van for the return to Minneapolis. I remembered Wendy's request. Imagining the teasing I'd get from the guys if I said "wait, I need to stop at a gift shop so I can get my sweetie something nice," I kept my mouth shut. Bad idea. ..

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MATE: Become The Man Women Want

This book is not for you. Why? Because I'm pretty sure I have no male readers under the age of 25. This book is for them. Guys who don't understand what women want. Guys between 16 and 25'ish. This might include your son or grandson.  But not us.  We completely understand the women in our lives.  Right? I am alerting you to this book because I realized I was calling all my buddies and telling them to get a copy to see if it's right for their sons. Guys, this is the book you wish ..

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Problem Performers “Cruising” Denial

This is the second in a series of posts looking at the sticky combination of two elements.  Element #1 is a problem performer.  Element #2 is a big-hearted leader. In the first installment, I cited Daniel Gilbert’s summary of what factors trigger human beings to recognize danger.  With that brain “wiring,” poor performers probably will not realize they’re in danger of getting fired. In this post, I'll add another wrinkle:  denial. Cruise Ship Denial In 2012, the Italian cruise ship ..

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