Coaching & Managing

Empower vs Enable

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Although initially invented to assist children with learning to ride a bike; if used for too long, training wheels can be counterproductive, interfering with the learning of balance, agility, and coordination. The same is true when you train your team. Contrary to belief, people do not fully learn in training, they truly learn when they […]

Encouragement

Courage is a Choice

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One day a boy said to his dad, “My friend cried today when he was asked to read in front of class. After school my teacher told his mom that if he didn’t learn to speak in front of class, his fear would grow. How does fear grow & why make him do it if […]

Coaching & Managing

Punch Today in the Face

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YES, I’M TALKING TO YOU. You, staring at the mounting bills for your business. You, sitting in traffic on the way to your job thinking of switching companies. You, surfing the web for new opportunities. You, wanting to return to the job market after time away to raise a family. You, the once-top salesperson of […]

Encouragement

You Have Two Choices in Life…

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One day a farmer’s donkey fell down an abandoned well. The farmer tried to rescue him, but after hours of trying, it became clear that it wasn’t meant to be. Tearfully, the farmer decided that the most humane thing to do was to cover the donkey in dirt. As they began to shovel the dirt […]