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111 Work Life Balance is Bullshit!

Published on September 29, 2022 Written by

I’ve asked quite a number of leaders whether there is such a thing as work life balance. Almost everyone says no without hesitation. They agree there are times we’re present, we’re grounded, we’re in sync with what matters, and we’re in the zone—feeling all the joyous personal and professional satisfaction we’re looking for. Yet, it’s… View Article

111 Accountability = Intentional Greatness® #1201 

Published on October 2, 2023 Written by

Accountability is the driving force behind Intentional Greatness®. To excel in business, leadership, and life, discipline and persistent commitment are essential. You know this, but are you trying to go alone?  A few key ingredients I’ve found to create persistent commitment include these:   We all need a supportive community. Surround yourself with like-minded folks who… View Article

111 Lessons at 1200 #1200  

Published on September 29, 2023 Written by

Wowza. This has been a year of learning and this most recent leg has been filled with lessons. Here’s the top lessons I’m learning over the past 50 blogs: 

111 Taking Effective Action Part 2 #1199 

Published on September 28, 2023 Written by

In yesterday’s blog I shared the four common actions in conversations and the two common types of conversations. Today we’re breaking them down into specifics – let’s dig in.   The Four Common Actions:   The Two Types of Conversations:    By being more intentional about how you both speak and listen, you can use conversations to create… View Article

111 Taking Effective Action Part 1 #1198 

Published on September 27, 2023 Written by

In our work, and in our lives away from work, we participate in conversations. People speak, and people listen. And more is happening than appears to be; promises are made, requests are made, invitations are issued, and proposals for new projects are presented.   Life occurs during conversations. In fact, it is in conversations that people… View Article

111 Design or Default? #1197 

Published on September 26, 2023 Written by

How often do you make time to reflect on your life? Many people spend more time planning their next vacation than they do evaluating their day-to-day existence, leading to a life happening by default. Your joy decreases as things keep happening “to you.” If this is hitting a nerve, it’s time for some reflection.  Intentional… View Article

111 Shared By All #1196 

Published on September 25, 2023 Written by

Have you ever wondered what makes some companies more successful than others? I encounter this question often in my work with our clients. One of the strongest success factors to thrive in business is when your company vision becomes shared by all.   Of course, having a vision for your company is critical, but having your… View Article

111 Don’t Trap Yourself #1195 

Published on September 22, 2023 Written by

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.  Life has a way of putting us in situations where we’re not sure if we should pursue our dreams or let our doubt hold us back.   But here’s the thing: doubt can be worse than failing. When you doubt yourself, you stop yourself from even trying, and… View Article

111 Hitting the Ceiling #1194  

Published on September 21, 2023 Written by

Do you ever feel like you’re underwater, constantly behind, and like the balls you’re juggling are just a second away from dropping? Congratulations, you’ve hit the ceiling.   Hitting the ceiling is something every successful leader, team, and business goes through, and it’s worth celebrating because it means you’re growing into your next iteration. During this… View Article

111 The Biggest Lie Leaders Tell Themselves #1193 

Published on September 20, 2023 Written by

It’s better to have an open seat than to keep the wrong person in the seat.  Too many leaders talk themselves into keeping a person who’s doing okay, performing adequately, not performing, or struggling in the seat under the premise that “it’s better than going without someone” or “we have to have someone.”  This is… View Article

111 Transition Time #1192 

Published on September 19, 2023 Written by

The change of seasons is always a pacing transition and reset time for me. Mother Nature and many of us are connected that way! As we enjoy(?) the first cooler days of fall in Minnesota, I’ve found myself getting the urge to clean out my closet and put away the summer clothing I’ve enjoyed to… View Article


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