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About cedricj

I am a licensed psychologist and management consultant and have always been intrigued by how leaders can inspire people in their organizations. The bottom line is that people are not always motivated by material rewards, the use of the carrot or the stick, fear and intimidation,and command and control, Five human needs inspire and drive us. Kristine S MacKain, Ph.D and myself describe these inspirational forces in our book "What Inspirational Leaders Do" (Kindle 2008)

Never Miss A Good Crisis

We are all in crisis right now. But depending on our safety net (health, income, community support) as well as our attitude (are we scared, bold, or wise), we have the potential to make this a positive experience. I can … Continue reading

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The Way Back to Our True Nature

(A new conclusion to the previous blog “The Portrait of a Control Freak”) At the end of every self-centered effort the person loses his/her way or soul piece by piece. The ultimate antidote for the drive to control is a … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Control Freak

We know what a pain in the gluteus maximus a control freak can be. They want us to conform to their way of thinking and disregard our needs. This is the suburban community that mandates houses to be painted a certain … Continue reading

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Insight – A Coaching Case Study

Nothing can be changed until it is faced – James Baldwin What we don’t acknowledge about ourselves and our society we don’t change. Insight is the prelude to all transformational change. This is especially true in our development as leaders. … Continue reading

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What Really Matters to You?

When I look at what is happening in our world and then observe its impact on our lives I cannot resist asking  “What matters, really matters to us right now?”  Sometimes at the commencement of my coaching engagements I ask … Continue reading

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Sometimes Love Goes Nowhere Fast

Let’s examine love in the time of Covid-19. How do we experience this elusive and exquisite elixir of life? And what inhibits its expression? Someone once said that people wrapped up in themselves make small and miserable parcels. That self-preoccupied … Continue reading

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Terrible Realities and Amazing Possibilities

There is a fine line between the terrible reality of Covid-19 and the opportunity it presents for growing renewal. What are our choices on how we navigate this crisis? Certainly not by minimizing its impact on millions of lives. Nor … Continue reading

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A Broken Heart – Prelude to a New Life

In this age of Covid-19 suffering takes us to the heart of everything – our heart and that of all of humankind. And in the crucible of our pain we have the opportunity to be transformed. Artist Manuel Reyes in … Continue reading

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Transformed Through Suffering

Suffering can set the stage for a personal/national transformation. The ancient story of Jacob is one such episode that speaks to such a change. Family conflicts don’t have to drag on unresolved for generations. If we allow that to happen … Continue reading

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Got Faith?

I thought that I was going to have a traditional life. And, somewhere along the line the mold broke – Trisha Brown, choreographer and dancer My journey towards faith has seemed like I’ve been hopscotching around many spiritual disciplines. There … Continue reading

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