Why we don’t think

“Let’s go to Sun and Ski.” It was Saturday afternoon and I wanted to buy a pair of sandals.

Simple mission.

We found the shoe department. No flip-flops. Kept looking but did not stop and ask an employee if they carried them. A few minutes later I spotted the display.

Simple enough.

Like a hummingbird in the garden, I darted from one rack to another. What a…
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What will you send to the world?

Ada is 13 years old and plays the violin.

Juan is 19 years old and plays the cello, made from an oil can and re-cycled wood. They play in The Recycled Orchestra.

“When I listen to the sound of a violin, I feel butterflies in my stomach. It’s a feeling that I don’t know how to explain,” Ada says.

“The world sends us garbage. We send back music,” says…
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What’s your limit?

Perhaps you saw “Jaws.” I didn’t, but here’s the story line.

Martin Brody is the police chief of Amity, an island resort town somewhere in New England. One summer morning, Brody is called to the beach, where the mangled body of a summer vacationer has washed ashore. The medical examiner tells the chief it could have been a shark that killed the swimmer.

The Mayor,…
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What hinders your team’s performance?

“Why are you leaving?” Debbie asked Brenda during her exit interview.

“I don’t trust upper management and how they are leading the company right now.”

Another talented employee walked away. Debbie could see the undeclared budget-line for turnover growing, again.

When asked about the cost of low trust, Koh Boon Hwee, Chairman, DBS Bank Ltd., former Chairman, Singapore Airlines responded,

Lack of trust…
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What would your team say?

One of my clients received this Hallmark® card from her team. The message continued inside: Can’t thank you enough for all that you do!

What do you think?

How would people complete your card?

It’s people like you who make work a ________ place to be.

How important is it to make work “a much nicer place to be?”

Nice doesn’t mean lacking in accountability, productivity, or high…
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Why your future success is at risk


As the session began I asked, “What was one “take away” from your Team-Based Coaching experience?”

“Every time I think of our previous sessions and my leadership development, I think of creating space,” Ben confided. “And, how hard it is to find the time. I’m still not there … I’m so busy.”

“I agree,” Sam chimed in, “Even when I put it on my calendar, it still…
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But is it possible?


Forty-seven minutes of the playoff game was history. Only 49 seconds remained on the clock during Game 5 of round two of the Western Conference NBA Playoffs. The visiting Los Angeles Clippers held a 104 – 97 lead over the OKC Thunder.

Hope of a Thunder win was improbable. How could they pull it off? Was it even possible? Fan frustration with another loss –…
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