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Positive. Immediate. Certain.

31 August 2013 At today’s Toastmasters Leadership Institute, hosted by Division H, I spoke on “Leading a Volunteer Organization.” The principles I highlighted apply to any group enterprise whether business, social, civic, volunteer, not-for-profit, or religious, to name a few. One … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences: Why What Happens Matters

The truth is, consequences govern behaviors. Decades of psychological studies show convincingly that what happens after we do something significantly affects whether we repeat a certain behavior. Simply put, consequence shapes behavior, and we tend to repeat behaviors that keep … Continue reading

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Map Reading

Safely through a narrow channel, wind and waves at our back, the bows of our canoes pierced Little Batchewaung Bay in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. A party of three in two canoes–I and my daughter in one, my son paddling his open … Continue reading

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The More You Plant

The more you plant, the more you grow. This seems like common sense: more seeds in the soil means more yield later.  (Quantity) Or, the greater the variety–one of this, one of that, one of another–the more total plants. (Quality) … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem? Not Really.

Robin Williams, in the character of English teacher John Keating, popularized the phrase, “carpe diem,” in the 1989 movie, The Dead Poets Society, when he said, “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” Popular culture took it … Continue reading

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Coaching

San Francisco Giants World-Series-winning manager Bruce Bochy understands coaching and shares his perspective in Bloomberg Businessweek (“Hard Choices,” Nov,-15-21, 2010). “Like any job, the more you learn the better manager you become,” he says, reflecting on his own development as … Continue reading

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