The Challenge To Leadership

Every organization or collection of people, from the unknown tribe in the Amazon jungle, to the ever growing Business in New York City, to the small family in the Outback of Australia requires skilled leaders. It has been said that everything rises and falls on leadership, and it is true. Every group of people fulfills its purposes and potential based ...

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If You Live With an Alcoholic It is Okay to Say No to Their Alcoholism

One thing anyone who lives with an alcoholic must learn to do is to say no. No. I won’t shield you from the consequences of your actions. No. I won’t lie to your boss for you. No. I won’t supprt you in a lifestyle that is destroying us both No. I won’t stand by and be your doormat. No. I ...

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Pick Just One Thing

Our dog Jasper arrived into our lives when he was eighteen months old and immediately proceeded to redecorate our house. We called it the Milk-Bone look. Crumbs, pieces, and piles that resembled abstract art covered large swaths of the floor. He quickly honed his process to perfection. Take one bone, toss it in the air a few times, ignore the ...

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Leadership – Show Appreciation

This is the 9th part of my “leadership” series. Good leadership is a very subjective measure. Do you measure the results or do you measure the man? Can you ever get the real measure of a man in the first place, and are results all that they are cut out to be? Whatever your yardstick, good leaders usually share similar ...

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90 Day Personal and Professional Challenge – Get Up, Get Set and Get it Done

Have you heard of the P90X fitness system? At first it may seem like “another one of those fitness fads”. But when I viewed the pictures of a friend of mine and witnessed the profound before and after pictures, I soon became a believer. This is not a sales pitch for the P90X. The point here is that sheer dedication ...

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The Recovery Process

The Addict Perhaps the most important thing to understand about drug addicts is that in almost all cases they live in the delusion that they do not have a problem. They often times lie to themselves about the reasons why they use drugs the way they use drugs. They always have excuses and justifications for their behavior. Because of this ...

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Workplace Culture Lessons From An Unlikely Place

I was waiting for a workshop to begin this week in Kansas City, Missouri when I looked out the window at a tree that was just starting to bud. Except for the small branch right up against the window, which was far beyond budding – it was in full bloom. Picture it – a full tree just turning green, except ...

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Focusing on Your Goals and Not Your Obstacles

I am a cyclist and have recently changed from road biking to mountain biking. As you can imagine there are a lot more rocks on the road when I am mountain biking. I have realised that the way to avoid the rocks is to ignore them – to focus on the road ahead. As soon as I give the rock ...

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Get in Shape Exercises – Get in Great Shape by Setting Goals

If you have never heard of the book “7 Habits Of Highly Effective People” I strongly suggest that you take a look at it some time. While the book is mainly intended as a business book there are nonetheless some very good points that apply to life in general. According to the book, one of the habits of highly effective ...

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Alcohol Free Alternatives For Recovering Alcoholics

Alcoholics generally aren’t too fussy about what they drink – so long as it contains alcohol. One of the biggest obstacles newly sober people face is deciding what non alcoholic drink to have when they go out for a meal or while at a work function. What are some of the non-alcoholic alternatives available to people in these situations? Non ...

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