Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat

We've all heard the age-old saying... "Curiosity killed the cat." Apparently this phrase has origins to 1598 (yes, the year 1598) – see for yourself.

But I wonder, did it? I mean, after all, did curiosity really kill the cat?

No.

I can tell you this...

Read on

Fundamental Core Needs of Humans

One of my favorite exercises to run our clients through is writing out their vision, values and goals. They boil down what is most important to them and visualize their life living it. What's never in the vision is stress, worry, doubt, and fear. The most common contributors to these feelings are from their job and relationships.

The next time someone or something is not meeting your expectations and you are upset, remember these things.

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Your Skin Won’t Peel Off

Motorcycles... we've all seen them and many of us have taken one for a spin. I've heard – and learned – there are two types of riders...

... those who have and those who will lay down a bike.

If you ride long enough... you're going to crash – so say the statistics.

I did.

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Reach Out and Touch

Last month I received an email that made me cry. And I'm not a crier!!

It was from a gal who said she had worked for me some thirty odd years ago who I vaguely remembered.

It seems that she was at a seminar and was asked about people who had made an impact in her life and she mentioned me!

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As Leaders, Go To The “Gemba’'

As leaders, we have already discussed the importance of:

  • “How your words have weight”
  • “How your office has weight”

Let’s carry your momentum to the “Gemba”!

                  …huh?!

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Blue Sky Thinking

What is waiting backstage ready to debut its performance?

Allow a blue-sky idea to energize you, get caught up in the drunken state of possibility.

We are all called to greatness and capable of magnificent things. We all have within us something unique to contribute to the world. Innovation begins with an idea, stemmed from small businesses, start-ups and courage. It is within us, fighting for life, for existence. It gets lost, lost in the clouds of doubt, confusion and fear.

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The Invisible Employee

Every moment we engage in, is us co creating our culture. You have to think of culture as the invisible employee and too often it's the not-so-obvious crisis in the room.

Culture is not the poster you hang up on the wall, it's the language we use, how we respond to differences, and our commitment to how we earn results.

You have to ask yourself, "What am I enabling?"

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Teach us how you do it

Company culture attracts top talent, helps retain happy employees and has been shown to translate into happier customers and overall company growth.

We have our methods to creating a kick-ass culture, what are yours?

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Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat
05/21

We've all heard the age-old saying... "Curiosity killed the cat." Apparently this phrase has origins to 1598 (yes, the year 1598) – see for yourself.

But I wonder, did it? I mean, after all, did curiosity really kill the cat?

No.

I can tell you this...

Fundamental Core Needs of Humans
05/19

One of my favorite exercises to run our clients through is writing out their vision, values and goals. They boil down what is most important to them and visualize their life living it. What's never in the vision is stress, worry, doubt, and fear. The most common contributors to these feelings are from their job and relationships.

The next time someone or something is not meeting your expectations and you are upset, remember these things.

Your Skin Won’t Peel Off
05/14

Motorcycles... we've all seen them and many of us have taken one for a spin. I've heard – and learned – there are two types of riders...

... those who have and those who will lay down a bike.

If you ride long enough... you're going to crash – so say the statistics.

I did.

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