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The Temptation of Easy

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in General | 1 comment

Yesterday I ran the Occoneechee Mountain Trail near my house. It’s not really a mountain as much as a series of switchbacks and a couple of moderately steep hills, the type that require me to scramble forward with my butt low and stuck out like I’m entering a Kardashian backside-lookalike contest. On the steepest ascent, a man passed me coming down the hill I was slowly climbing. As he got near, he said something that is the subject of this blog: “It’s Easier Coming Down” I spent the remainder of my run thinking about that statement, and I concluded that while it usually is...

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Your Work, Your Self-Portrait

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Just like art is a reflection of the artist, work is a reflection of the worker. What does the quality of your work say about your value as well as what you value? Does it fill you with pride at the end of your day because you know that you did your best? If everyone followed you’re example, would your organization be more profitable, your customers more satisfied, and your coworkers more engaged?

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Living Legacy

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Challenge Yourself, General | 3 comments

Last week, an ambulance took away my next door neighbor, Don. Last night, he entered hospice care. How can we honor the legacy of those who went before us?

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The National Employee Engagement Conference!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in General | 0 comments

Do you know what one Black Sabbath founder demonstrates about EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT? How about the connection between EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT and the movie Scarface with Al Pacino? Are you ready to take your engagement–and the engagement of your organization–to the next level?

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Back-Seat Driver, or Whitewater Rafting Guide?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in General | 2 comments

A whitewater rafting river guide practices at least 5 skills that strong leaders must demonstrate to generate loyal, high-performing teams. How many of those skills do you have?

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What You See Is What You Get?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Challenge Yourself, General | 2 comments

Every superhero has a weakness. Superman’s is kryptonite; Spiderman’s is his sense of responsibility; Aquaman is vulnerable to being too long out of water; and Wolverwine does himself in with his inability to control his temper. I, too, am a superhero. By day, mild-mannered writer and speaker. But in times of crisis, I become Captain White Legs, able to blind evildoers with one flash of my chalky, soft flesh. Anyway, as a superhero, I have a weakness (just one, I’m quick to point out). My weakness is spiders. If I had to choose between dying and sleeping in the same room...

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