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Diamond Mind Thomas
Yes. Our culture has a huge bias toward science. There are signs, posted on lawns with a set of axioms, one of which is “science is real”. I understand what they are driving at, it’s a political comment aimed at the climate change deniers. Still the absurdity and shallowness of these axioms astound me. Science...
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Illustration of hand writing out "New Mindset, New Results" as it relates to The Momentum Game.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”– Eleanor Roosevelt We love to win. Flip it, we hate to lose. This love/hate relationship with winning can cause frustration, isolation, and ultimately stagnation. If we allow it to! In the momentum process, this tension becomes a slingshot to ever greater joy, fulfillment, as well...
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It’s serendipity for me that Karen Jaw-Madson appeared in this season of my career. For over 20 years, I’ve held the core belief in power of the individual to make a difference and impact their world for the better. Hopefully, my work has inspired and given some tools to do just that. But I admit,...
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The word “culture” is bandied about in business, politics, the sporting teams and even the family. We know culture is important, even essential for an organization of any size to thrive, or even to survive. Yes, we acknowledge the importance, but often talk as though culture is an object, a thing, and we are somehow...
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A Leadership Journey Through Hope, Despair, And Forgiveness “The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because its foundation was on the rock.” – Matthew 7:25 The storms of life come and pass. Promise. But resilience is more than just weathering the storm...
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I am still inspired by my conversation with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres. As Cheri gives us her professional background, she mentions her first encounter with Appreciative Inquiry. Cheri had been facilitating experiential learning for years from an appreciative viewpoint. They focused more on strengths and what was working and worked to build on that...
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Stagnation often feels like one foot pressing on the accelerator with a heavy foot on the brake. A ton of noise and effort, going nowhere. Momentum happens when we consistently put more of our focus on what we want and invest less energy on what we don’t want. There is ALWAYS something we don’t want...
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Hope you enjoy and benefit from my conversation with Judy Ringer. Judy is a 3rd degree black belt in Aikido. She draws from the metaphor, the movement and the principles of Aikido to help us move through conflict effectively. She calls it conflict transformation. The mindset she advances smoothly is to use conflict (unavoidable) as...
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]My programs on conflict management seek to simplify our understanding of conflict, become more aware of our conflict tendencies and assess the impact we have on others. This awareness better equips us to develop small step strategies to shift from confrontation to collaboration. You won’t want to miss next week’s publication of my conversation...
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