Let Go and Be the Nobler Sort

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.  ~– Lao Tzu The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse.  ~ — Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese Philosopher There are far too many people willing to be inferior….let’s be the nobler sort.
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Doing Your “Little Bit” for Excellence

I’ll never forget  one of Jim Collins observations in his landmark book “Good to Great” where he noted the difference between a good leader, a good team, a good company and a truly great one wasn’t generally the result of some huge thing.  Rather it was the cumulative results of several little things that on the surface may not appear to be of great significance. 
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Creating Weather With Words

Have you every heard the phrase “We carry our own weather with us.”  This implies to me that regardless of the weather outside, that I cannot control, is the potential weather of my attitude and emotions that I can control.  I’m in Vancouver today, doing my 2nd day of training at University of British Columbia to hundreds of faculty.  My
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Love and Burned Biscuits

Happy Valentines Day…with a story shared by friend of the T4D Angela Heick. When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a
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T4D “You can never thank people enough.”

  Today’s “Thought 4 the Day” celebrates the expression of appreciation. You can never thank people enough.” ~ Jeff Zucker, president, NBC television I pulled this from a short interview piece on Fast Company magazines website.  Click here to read the interview https://www.fastcompany.com/52122/jeff-zucker-think-wild-think-crazy Is there anyone in your life you would like to thank more often? Make it a Great Day! Thank
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T4D ~ Culture Alive, Intentional Growth

  Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. ~ Karen Kaiser Clark One of my favorite quotes is “Growth is the only evidence of life.” As if we needed them, study after study shows the critical relationship between both individual health and personal development.  The health measured is generally in the categories of emotional, physical and relationships.  Similar studies on organizational health
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Changing the Set of My Sail….

We must courageously ask ourselves, “Is the direction I am going taking me in the direction and to the destination I desire to go?”  If the answer is “YES” then by all means, “Sail On”.  If the answer is NOT yes…then a change of attitude, or change of mind is required.  The next question to ask ourselves seems like it requires
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When Being Last Can Be First–

We are often a competitive people. We laud those who come out ahead, we praise those who win. We spend a great deal of time attending to excellence and modeling ourselves after those we call successful. Being first is sometimes felt as a deep need – a desire that can be understood as either strengthening our resolve, or distorting our
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Two Faced Janus and the 1% Club.

Most know that our month of January is named after the Greek God Janus.  In Greek mythology, Janus was the god of gates, doorways, beginnings and endings. The month of January which begins the new year – is a time for many of both reflection, looking backward, and a time of goals, and looking forward to new beginnings. In my own reflections
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