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  1. How Team Development Helps Businesses Make Hard Decisions

    Executive Coaching

    I was asked by a Federal Government client for a proposal for a 3-day facilitation. The audience was managers who had science and technical backgrounds. Everyone knew each other, though they were in different locations across New England. The “easy”…

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  2. 12 “Truths” About Personal Change and Development

    Executive Coaching

    Try saying yes to the mess. I expect that everyone has a story of some personal change they are trying to make.  Here’s a short list of stories I hear about most often . . .   Want to lose…

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  3. How to Stop Taking Everything So Personally

    Leadership

    Most of what I’ve learned about not taking everything that happens so personally comes from the work of Barry Oshry.  Barry’s life work over the last 50 years or so has focused on the power and possibilities for individuals and…

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  4. Read the article, "If Titles Don’t Make Leaders…What Does?"

    If Titles Don’t Make Leaders…What Does?

    Executive Coaching

    Before setting up my own business. I worked in corporations for about 30 years.  Reflecting on the people I once worked for in the corporate world, I started categorizing my best and worst bosses and what they did and did…

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  5. This I Believe

    Leadership

    This essay was inspired by the NPR series “This I Believe”. Humble Leadership I was born in Scotland, not long after the second world war. My parents had grown up in the depression and had endured the second world war…

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  6. Read the article, "What Would It Take To Make Work a Better Place to Be?"

    What Would It Take To Make Work a Better Place to Be?

    Leadership

    At the heart of the work that David and I do, we are interested in inspiring people to do their best work and live their best lives.  It’s a simple vision, and for us, a compelling one.  What is it,…

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  7. Read the article, "Are Your Goals Unreasonable Enough?"

    Are Your Goals Unreasonable Enough?

    Leadership

    The Background Several years ago, I was leading a small Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) team based in Ottawa, Ontario. We were part of Nortel Networks, and BPR was the newest corporate trend. I was given the opportunity to take on…

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  8. Read the article, "Goal: Inspire my Team. Regularly."

    Goal: Inspire my Team. Regularly.

    Leadership

    Great, But Not Good Enough! Many of us have had bosses in the past who inspired us to stretch and reach higher levels of achievement. One of mine was Dave MacLaurin. One year my team had excellent results: a large…

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  9. Read the article, "Middle Managers…Assets or Liabilities?"

    Middle Managers…Assets or Liabilities?

    Leadership

    The Simulation. And the “Usual” Dramas… I ran an Organization Workshop recently in Portland, Maine, for Middle Managers.  The “OW” gets to the heart of partnership in organization life – why partnership is critical to organizational success, what gets in…

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  10. Winning is Everything. Or is it?

    Leadership

    I’m a golfer. My golfing roots run deep…my mother was born in St Andrews in Scotland, where it all started back around 1400. My grandfather was a club maker there, and my dad was a member of the St Andrews…

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