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Diamond Mind Thomas
Who’s in charge? This is often a painful question for me to answer, because clearly at times there is no one taking responsibility for our choices. Who is the “our” I refer to? For example, when I say,  “I told myself not to”. Who is the “I” telling and who is the “myself” being scolded?...
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The word confidence means “with faith”. It surely is not absence of fear. If we wait for fear to depart before we stand up and speak, we wait forever (or never). Courage means “with heart”, again, not the absence of fear in the least. Rather its setting aside something of a lower nature (our concern...
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Our zeal to destroy the tares can damage the wheat crop. The master parable teacher tells us they must grow together for a spell. Must. Though delivered as a spiritual message, this truth has practical, business application. Our desire to expand our territory also sheds light on our shortcomings. If we stay in the cave,...
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You’re probably familiar with the classic story of Dicken’s Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge has a transformation after being visited by three ghosts revealing his future trajectory. Can this awful fate be altered? Another chance? Mr. Scrooge goes from miserable, miserly and self-centered to charitable, compassionate and determined to make a difference in the life of...
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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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