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Returning to Honesty

Is an honest politician an oxymoron? How about two thousand fabrications in 12 months? Why is honesty so important if a lie will help you achieve your goals?  With the need for fact checking in our political discourse, the appearance … Continue reading

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A Quest for Hope in a Fearful world

Here are the New Year’s aspirations of a confirmed pessimist in search of hope. To confess, I come from a gene pool that leans towards mild depression. Consequently, when I face a seemingly insurmountable challenge or a negative forecast, my … Continue reading

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A Slump – Now What?

  Sometimes a slump can be an opportunity for us to reflect on the course of our life and make new and creative decisions. However when you are in the doldrums, your job security is under threat, or an important … Continue reading

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The Perfection of Imperfection – A Lesson from Japan

Cover picture of book by James and Sandra Crowley It seems as though in the USA we want everything to be perfect. We do this in part to feel good about our work or person. However, the perfect home, body, … Continue reading

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Aim for Imperfection – A Letter to a Perfectionist

    Dear (name of perfectionist) This is a tough letter for me to write because we have talked about your perfectionism so many times. However, I want to start on a compassionate note. I sense how difficult it is … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect?

Recently I sat next to a surgeon on the plane who asked me what I did. When I told him I worked as an executive coach and consultant he proclaimed, “I could do that easily”. I must confess I had … Continue reading

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When Heroes Fall

Hardly a day goes by without us hearing of some hero that crashed and burned. With the tsunami of sexual harassment stories in recent days my first response to the reported incidents about Senator Al Franken’s  was, “OMG, not him. … Continue reading

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The Power of Intention

“You are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention” – Ancient Vedic Text The Upanishads What is it that you intend more than anything else in your life right now? And what is the driving … Continue reading

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Inspire Others? Yes You Can

What does a leader do to inspire others? And how can you, as a leader, awaken this positive and powerful source of human potential? Inspiration is derived from two Latin words, in and spirare, translated as “to breathe in”. It is, perhaps, … Continue reading

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The Profile of an Inspirational Leader

Written 8 years ago with my wife Kris MacKain, Ph.D. So what does an inspirational leader look like? As a leader, you have a vision of where you want your organization to go. You know you need to inspire individuals … Continue reading

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