Posts Categorized: Professional Development

Are You a Player or a Spectator?

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Are You Playing or Just Watching Things Happen? Players are ACTIVE and on the field! Spectators WATCH from the stands. WHERE are You? Goethe said: “Nothing happens until one is committed”. While we all tend to think our opinions are important, what really matters is what we are committed to doing. What are the Traits… Read more »


The 5 Understandings of the Power of Culture

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“Culture, and only culture, provides a foundation on which to build a unique, empowering game plan for yourself, your team and/or company” John M. Ruh When working with our clients to design their culture right, we need to know and understand: History First and foremost, we need to identify why and where you started, your… Read more »


Eckhart Tolle

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Overview Eckhart Tolle was born Feb.16,1948 in Germany, spent his teenage years in Spain with his father and did self-study on literature, astronomy, and languages. He received a degree from University of London and pursued post graduate studies at Cambridge, stating he became adrift, depressed, and at age 29 had an “inner transformation”. Subsequently recognized… Read more »


What Kind of a Leader Are You? Find Out in 15 minutes!

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Self-Aware Leaders are More Effective Leaders Ever wonder what your behavior says about your leadership style? We have all heard people be critical of themselves because they personally lack certain traits they admire in others. But it is unhealthy to try to be someone other than you who really are. It is important to remember… Read more »


Are You Chasing Your Tail?

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Chicago Business leadership

Your Ego Is: One’s self-esteem, or in philosophical terms, one’s self. How you answer the question “I am _____”. All Egos Are: Unconscious, greedy and the source of your suffering. Once you understand and accept the above two concepts, you can start on a path to better support yourself and eliminate unnecessary suffering your ego… Read more »


The 1% Rule

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Are you dedicating 1.68 hours a week or more to Continuous Improvement? If not, why not? What is the 1% Rule? It states that, at a minimum, you should dedicate 1.68 hours, (that’s 101 minutes), per week or 7+ hours per month or 87 hours per year working on Continuous Improvement. Why Bother? It is… Read more »


Brushing Your Teeth

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What on earth does brushing your teeth have to do with business? Further, what does it have to do with enriching one’s life (besides improving dental hygiene?) The Point Of course, all of us, (I hope), make time to brush our teeth daily. It is a habit that was taught to us as children, and… Read more »


Now What III?

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Third in a series of suggested responses to the Coronavirus situation. As leaders, it is essential we live in the question, “now what?” and, most importantly, make wise choices based on our individual circumstances. June Entrepreneurial Ideas Thomas Jefferson piece on Power of Vision, Declaration, and Right Context Weekly blogs on The Power of Vision… Read more »


Thomas Jefferson – The Power of a Declaration and Right Context

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“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” ….. “All men are created equal” ……. I love colonial history, and especially enjoy relating it to life and business today. Here are some of my thoughts, and a write up discussing Jefferson, plus a link to a blog on the “Power of a Declaration”. Speaking Leader to… Read more »


Thomas Jefferson

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April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826 A Summary of His LifeFirst in a series of write ups on our first Presidents General Information Born into Virginia plantation life, father died when he was 14 A renaissance man/idealist who studied throughout his life (law, constitutions, languages, history science, agriculture, architecture and more. Polite, restrained and… Read more »