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Have a Great Meeting

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Have a Great Meeting

Community builder, Peter Block, give us three keys to having a great meeting. I made a three-minute video about it. Click HERE (or copy and paste this link: https://vimeo.com/337070135) Please reply and let me know: What did you enjoy? Would you like more short videos about leadership and communication?

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Defy Logic

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Defy Logic

Headline in USA Today today May 16, 2019: “Tiger Woods defies logic, has shot at winning the PGA” Tiger Woods won the Masters a few weeks ago. Aren’t glad Tiger didn’t get logical and quit because he was too old, too troubled, or because he’d lost too many times (after winning so many times years ago). What have you logically talked yourself into, or out of, lately? Let’s defy logic.

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Are you Coasting?

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Are you Coasting?

Coasting is fun. Downhill skiing and sky diving are great coasting sports and command top dollar.   My dad built a four-wheel steerable coaster (he called it a “chug”) for fourth-grade-me when I lived in Redding, California—lots of hills there. My friends and I had a blast coasting. Coasting is all downhill and usually fun. In life, it’s tempting to coast. Dreams, on the other hand, have uphill factors. A lot of pushing before the coasting happens. After a while, the dream can seem insurmountable. It’s easy to give up and quit pushing....

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A Person’s Name

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on A Person’s Name

A Person’s Name

(click “source” to read full post) Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) said, “A person’s name is to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language.” Every participant gets a name tent at my events. I’m a visual learner, so seeing their names helps me lock them into my thinking. I call them by name enough to make it clear that I care about them. I believe this is vital for making a connection. It shows empathy that we care enough to learn and graciously speak someone’s name. It shows respect...

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Tiger Woods

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Tiger Woods

What do Tiger Woods, Lawrence Cherono, and Notre Dame Cathedral, and Jacqueline Twining Mueller all have in common? Answer: I heard about all four today, and I’m pretty sure they’ve all seen some stuff. (click “source” for all) Tiger Woods cnbc.com reports: “Tiger Woods collected his 15th major win, and his fifth Masters, at the 2019 Masters Tournament on Sunday. The 43-year-old hadn’t won a major championship since 2008 when he triumphed at the U.S. Open. “Besides donning the coveted green jacket, Woods earned a sizable paycheck:...

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Boat Rockin’?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Boat Rockin’?

Boat Rockin’?

February 21st, my laptop got stolen (with lots of my files and my calendar) out of my rental car right in front of the nice restaurant during my one-hour coaching meeting! The thief broke out the back passenger side rear window, folded down the seatback, reached right into the trunk and grabbed my computer bag. Benefits? Yes! Many! Making good friends with LifeLock Identity Safe. Finding out my homeowner’s insurance covers the computer stuff (after a mighty deductible) even though my auto didn’t. Learning my auto insurance covers...

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Why “Argh”?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Why “Argh”?

Why “Argh”?

First: Argh, because the word can mean shiny (more…). Thus, Arghing can help you stand out as a leader and shine. Second: Argh, so you don’t argue (more…). Stop short of jumping overboard in the discussion. When you feel the need to argue consider simply nodding knowingly and gently growling, “Argh.” Third: Argh, to express yourself (more…)Either, Negatively, as in “Argh! Itʼs already 7:15! Weʼre never gonna make it!” Or, Positively, as in, “Argh! Itʼs only 7:15! Weʼre definitely gonna...

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Staff Struggling? Unify!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Staff Struggling? Unify!

Staff Struggling? Unify!

Argh! Super Bowl teams are unified! Both the ones that win and the ones that almost win. What is their secret? Find out here: Click “Super Bowl” to see my video (4.5 minutes) with Eight Strategic Super-Steps to unity and action. If you have a minute after viewing please reply and let me know your thoughts. Thank you! Best re-Arghs,Cap’n John

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Who’s Educated?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Who’s Educated?

Who’s Educated?

Whether you are proud, or ashamed, of your education, Educated by Tara Westover is the book for you! Tara takes us on a crazy journey with her heart, head, pain, and pen. You will wonder how she stayed alive–while living at home! If you think your family story is weird you will feel encouraged by Tara’s courage. If you think your family is normal, you will be blown away by the new levels of normal Tara experienced. Tara Westover writes about her family and rocks our world. I wonder, what would you like to write about if you could...

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Surf’s up!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Surf’s up!

Surf’s up!

Surfer’s Wipeout Life Choices. Some good. Some goofy. Some gobble us up—just for a while. And we come spinning out of our wipeout wave puking out water on the beach wondering—what happened to my life? Then we get up, read blogs and such, and try to make better choices next time. Let’s go catch another wave! Thoughts? photo:...

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