Category Archives: Growth

Beyond Category

Duke Ellington, one of the greatest jazz musicians and prolific composers with thousands of compositions, created a category for those individuals that were so exceptional they were, as he called them, “Beyond Category.”  Some musicians he referred to with this … Continue reading

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Gaining Trust

Trust – it’s the first point of the Scout Law.  It’s what enables everything from businesses to families to work together successfully.  It’s a necessary ingredient for a good business-provider partnership.   Yet it’s something we so readily either skip … Continue reading

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Change – just jump in!

What’s changed about how we change? Have you thought about how you’ve changed, what’s changed in your life and job, the way you work, live, and connect? I just read an interested article in ATD’s Leader Executive Briefing. It was … Continue reading

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What do you observe?

Years ago, management guru Tom Peters coined the phrase MBWA – Management by Walking Around.  I’d like to coin a new one: LBLA – Learning by Looking Around. 1) I work in a nuclear power station.  Safety and security are … Continue reading

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Just in time – really?

Why do we learn?  I’m not being facetious here, just ask yourself why do you learn something?  To use it, of course.    When you need it. Why do we practice, reinforce, reteach and relearn?  To keep the knowledge fresh and … Continue reading

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Share Your Vision

My friend Marilyn Moats Kennedy says “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”  To paraphrase, if you don’t have a vision, you don’t have  a direction that both directs you and inspires.  Whether a … Continue reading

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Embrace Learning

How often do you: Go to a familiar restuarant or order a favorite dish vs. trying someplace new? Go to a familar cabin or hotel vs. going to a new location and new place to stay? Listen to the same … Continue reading

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Learning from buying a car

How many cars do we buy in our lives?  6, 8?  Maybe add a few more if you’re buying for a friend or your kids.  And people either love it – love the negotiating, haggling, and back and forth techniques … Continue reading

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Is your learning cup half-full?

Did you read my last blog and have you made a declaration of learning? If not, pick a couple of thoughts from the list and make those your declaration of learning, of continuous growth, personal advancement and enrichment.  Because those … Continue reading

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A Labor Day Declaration

On this Labor Day week, I am going to do the following. Think about your own annual Labor Day declaration – what a great way to start a new season. I will start: Learning more and noticing how and where … Continue reading

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